Fort Kochi

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    Location: Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 30 min to 1 hours.

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    Fort Kochi is located at Ernakulam in the state of Kerala, India. Fort Kochi is just 16 km away from Kochi city. Fort Kochi is a popular place for tourist destinations. It is popularly known as Fort Manuel of Cochin. Because Cochin is another name for Kochi. 

    Kochi is a very developed city in India both financially, commercially, and industrially. Kochi is also a destination for many tourists and travelers. Fort Kochi is the first European fort in India. The people of this city use the Malayalam Language for communication and the second language is English of this city.


    It is one of the attractions of the town. People from various Cities come to visit this place.


    The Mad Crab on the beach, an installation art with Waste Plastics in Fort Kochi.

    This place has a lot of history. It is the first European fort in India. Fort Kochi was a fishing village. This is about the year 1498.  At that time the sea route was used to go from India to Europe. The fort was built to assist in various battles during the British and Portuguese occupation of the Indian subcontinent.  Which is now known as Fort Kochi. The king of that time agreed to build a fort called Fort Emmanuel to protect them. But after building it, the Dutch destroyed the fort. Part of that ruined mound is now known as Fort Kochi. The Portuguese established a permanent settlement with a wooden church behind the fort in 1517. This church is still there.  It is now known as Francis Church. After the defeat of the Portuguese by the Dutch, the various historical places of India which were built by the Portuguese were completely destroyed by the dutch. But they did not destroy fort Kochi. They occupied Fort Kochi for 112 years.  Then when the British defeated the Dutch, they were forced to leave the south of the place.  And after that India became independent from the British. Since then Fort Kochi has become very popular in the Indian subcontinent.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Beautiful View of Fort Kochi in Kerala.

    A  beautiful beach at Fort Kochi is located on the west coast of India and is often referred to as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. It is a quiet beach that offers its visitors panoramic views and natural beauty. With its pristine waters and tranquil setting, it is also greatly admired by tourists and locals alike. Whether you are alone or with your loved ones, this beach offers a relaxing environment to relax and unwind.

    Opening Hours

    Fort Kochi is open only during the day.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee needed to enter Fort Kochi. It is free of cost.

    Near Restaurants

    1. Rasoi Fort Kochi (0.1 miles away from Fort Kochi)
    2. Farmers Cafe (0.1 miles away from Fort Kochi)
    3. The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay (0.2 miles away from Fort Kochi)
    4. Qissa Cafe (0.1 miles away from Fort Kochi)
    5. Mary’s Kitchen (0.1 miles away from Fort Kochi)

    How to Reach

    By Air: The closest airport to Fort Kochi city is Cochin International Airport which is 44 km away from Fort Kochi. It is an International Airport. So you can get both domestic and international flights from here. If you really want a comfortable journey you can go to Fort Kochi by air.

    By Rail: There are two railway stations in Ernakulam town. You can choose one from that. One is Ernakulam (North) and the other is Ernakulam (South). Both are well-known stations. If you want a peaceful journey you can go there by train.

    By Road: This place is also visited via road. The roads of the city are so well. In Kochi, you can find various kinds of local transport services as well as buses, taxis or cabs. In Kochi city, bus services are so good and the people of the city use bus services for travel within the city. You can also hire private transport like a taxi or cab and easily reach Fort Kochi.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag where you can take all the essential things of yours.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this place is totally safe to visit. This is a hassle-free place.

    But for your needs there is a location of the local police station near Fort Kochi. If you need any help you can contact them.

    Location: Tower Rd, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes photography is allowed here. You don’t have to pay any extra charge for that.

    Que-03: Is there a parking zone in Fort Kochi?

    Ans: No, There are no parking facilities available in Fort Kochi. But if you want to park your vehicle you can park it in your hotel where you stay.

    Que-04: Best time to visit Fort Kochi:

    Ans: Fort Kochi is situated in the Kochi city and Kochi can be visited at any time throughout the year. But the best time to visit Fort Kochi is both October to February and March to June. From October to February this time is winter in Kochi. So during this time the weather of the city remains pleasant and comfortable, March to February this time is the beginning of the summer of Kochi. That’s why it is not too hot in Kochi and the weather of the city remains favorable.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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