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Fort Kochi Streets: In Photos and Pictures

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These 25 Fort Kochi photos are your complete doze of a virtual visit. But before we see these pictures, let’s have a little introduction about my visit, perhaps…

Every place has its own defining attraction. And the tourist attractions in this cultural capital of Kerala needs no introduction. The Jew Town and the Chinese fishing nets make the headlines for most of the travel guidebooks and of Fort Kochi pictures in any blog.

But there is much more to see and plenty more to do there than just exploring the Jew Town and the Chinese Fishing Nets.

And speaking of the best way to explore its romantically artistic and historic outlook, and click some beautiful photos, you need to try a Fort Kochi walking tour. It is by walking on its many peewee lanes that you explore the real side of it and enjoy its laidback culture. For me, Kochi has always remained one of the top holiday destinations in Kerala.

Ideally, the town has two parts: Ernakulum and Fort Kochi, and it’s the latter that is more popular and holds all tourist highlights. It is, by far the most non-clicked Kerala. It does not have the relaxing houseboats, nor does it have the expected views of street-lined coconut trees.

Expect something more refreshing when you’re here. Other than what’s shown in blog about Fort Kochi photos, if you care to see more of it, online, I suggest you check the Kerala Tourism website.

And now, let’s move on to seeing some pictures that will give you the closest possible virtual tour of the colourful architecture you can find on Fort Kochi streets. You may not be able to smell the spices that you can otherwise do on a walking tour there but you will get a good idea of what travelling in this part of Kerala is all about.

Also, before I start, I want to share this useful resource on Kerala Travel Guide that talks about more travel destinations beyond what we are discussing here.

Now let’s get to the topic in hand and see some…

Street Pictures and Photos of Fort Kochi

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kochi persian market

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The narrow and confined Fort Kochi streets, as you continue with your walking tour here, seem to be struggling with its beautiful and badly restored colonial houses and the ugly but modern looking ones.

Here, you will find many of the buildings – like the Paradesi Synagogue – having its foundations marked in the late 16th century.

kochi building

jew town house

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Kerala god's own country

Almost every other wall in Kochi has been painted in radiant colours, with impressive graffiti being done on them, something that perfectly admires the colourful life.

This street art, that I found no less impressive than street art in Penang, in Malaysia or the street art in Perth is going to make some of the most beautiful Fort Kochi pictures you are going to click.

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Other than the many regular highlights, you will see, as you will continue with your walking tour that it is the Jew Town Road that you should be exploring more of to get some beautiful Fort Kochi photos.

Other the pictures, here you will find some of the most high-end handicraft products you might have ever seen in India.

From a 1-meter high wooden camel (available at a price tag of 10Lakh Rupees) to the many miniature items carved out of rosewood – the Jew Town road is definitely in no shortage of mementoes and gift items.

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camel

krishna

handicrafts

handicraft jew market

goat head

Here you don’t find cows or dogs making the most of stray animals, you rather find goats.

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Another thing I particularly loved about this place is people.

Their friendly, affable attitude towards the tourists makes this place more beautiful than how it is. Here’s to some of the smiling faces I stumbled upon while doing a walking tour in Fort Kochi streets…

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Not to forget, there are many green spaces nearby. You won’t need to go more than 10 km outside of the town to get something like the pictures I have shared below. Though it is a drone photo, it certainly fits in this article to give you more perspective of what beauty we are talking about here.

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That’s all in this Fort Kochi blog.

Here’s a video from my Youtube channel if you want to see some Fort Kochi drone shots. I made the video during my Delhi to Bangalore road trip. In the video, I travelled from Kochi to Alleppey…

About

I am Dev, and I've been travelling full-time since 2016. I was a journalism student & started my corporate career as a documentary film-maker in England, before moving to India & becoming a full-time nomad. 25+countries. 50+ Brand Partnerships. And the adventure continues...

  1. Antonina

    Loved the photos – very picturesque and interesting. Hope to get to fort Kochi one day and have a similar photo session 🙂

  2. I have always wanted to go to India and your post has reassured me! Awesome pictures and great writing. It is definitely the people that make the journey 🙂

    • Thanks Shannon, glad you like it. And yea, Kochi is just too beautiful. You should totally go there sometime.

  3. tmc saunders

    I’ve always wanted to visit India … This only added to my desire!

  4. GOBeyondBounds

    Nice pictures and a great writeup. Hope we make it to visit Kochi soon!

  5. GOBeyondBounds

    Nice pictures and great writeup. Hope we can make it to Kochi soon!

  6. Kimberly

    Your writing is amazing, accompanied with the pictures I could really get into where your describing. I love the graffiti its amazing, and so detailed.

  7. I completely agree that it is the people you meet that makes your journey a memorable one. I mean, pictures and events are there but meeting great people gives you a reassuring feeling so that you may not feel out of place if you plan to visit the place again.
    Nonetheless, Fort of Kochi is a very popular place in India and your description is truly delightful. Thanks for sharing such great article.

    • Who says ?
      But in our culture from the ancient times it was a woman’s lot. Not because our forefathers were egoist male but they thought that only a woman has the sestivity to raise the children properly as you very well know that they are the future society.
      In a Hindu society woman is always respected, and in kerla woman is head of a family.

      If a man does some household chores, does it mean that in that perticular family woman is respectecd ?

  8. IamVagabond

    Great pics… reminded me of my trip to India http://asia.iamvagabond.com

  9. Nina Alexander

    I have never been to India, but lately lost of bloggers were posting pictures from Kerala which look nothing like what India is in my mind. Thank you, for sharing the photos of the real thing and it’s raw, unpolished beauty!

    • Yes Nina, Fort Kochi gives you a complete different experience altogether. Glad you like the pictures.

  10. Great pictures, great detail. I totally agree the people you meet make your travel awesome. Loved this!

  11. Some fantastic picture. I liked the contrast in the different colours, very vibrant.

  12. sabrina barbante

    Great shots! They can illustrate very well the place, seems like I’m there wolking down that exotic streets. And they are also very human, nothing like the touristic guides. Very good job!

  13. Celeste Sundragonlady Choi

    Great photo captures. You were able to capture the personality of Fort Kochi. Thanks a ton for sharing your experience 😉

  14. Your photos tell a wonderful story of Fort Kochi!

  15. Excellent photos of the streets and street life! I can tell you enjoyed your trip.

    • I very much did. Spent a few days in the city and every day brought something new to experience. Thanks for your comment.

  16. Florence

    I didn’t have the chance to go to the state of Kerala, but wow your pictures are amazing!
    India is such a diverse country 🙂
    I did write a lot about it!

  17. Candace Wells

    These are some great photos! You are very talented. Keep up the good work.

  18. Nice view of Fort Kochi through pics.

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