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Fort Kochi Beach

Fort Kochi BeachThe Fort Kochi Beach is an amazing way to spend your vacations. It is a natural harbour so you can very well imagine that the beauty of the place is also as natural as it gets. It is a historical place which developed into a tourism destination later on. This is one of those rarer places where lazing on the beach goes hand in hand with taking a stroll in the fort nearby. The vacations become even more enjoyable when the site of it is full of historical significance.

As you walk towards the beach and come closer to the silver sands of the place, you notice the fort which is the first European fort built in India. It is also a delightful township and a haven for the tourists. The place has emerged unscathed from the three invasions that of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British though the lifestyle of the place has become a blend of all these influences that left their imprint on the place. On the beach itself, you'll notice the pristine sands as well as the rows of the long fishing boats which are an amazing sight in the backdrop of the setting sun. Then there are these huge Chinese fishing nets that were brought by the traders from the court of Kublai Khan.

Festivals at the Beach
The carnival at the beach is an annual event that we'd ask you not to miss. The last week in the month of December is the time for a grand feast. The spotlight of the carnival is the procession held on every new year's day which is led by a beautifully decorated elephant. The beach is a popular hang out among the tourists especially during the annual carnival. Various clubs and organizations of the place participate in the carnival with great fervour.

Activities at the Beach
A wide range of beach activities are available at the Fort Kochi Beach where you can avail many options of water and beach sports activities.

Shopping Attractions
You'll have to move a little from the beach so that you can explore the real potential of the place if you are a shopping aficionado. Shop to your heart's content in the Broadway and M. G. Road and for more options you may go to Mattancherry and Jew Street in Fort Kochi. Things that you can collect from here include mementos, skillfully carved rose wood chairs and tables and other artifacts. Spices of the place are also a collector's item therefore you'll do well to pack your bags with them.

Facilities at the Beach
The Fort Kochi beach is very much developed in terms of facilities for the tourists. There are several rest houses along the rocky tract of the beach and these continue for about 2 km from the point they start from.

How to reach?
The Fort Kochi beach is located at the distance of about 12 km from the Kochi city and about 2 km away from the Boat Jetty at Ernakulam. You can reach the beach by a boat as the boats are operated regularly between the boat jetty and Fort Kochi.

By Air
Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport which is directly linked with the major airports in India and abroad.

By Rail
The city of Cochin is also well connected to the other important cities by rail network.
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