Cochin

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St. Francis Church, India's first European Roman Catholic Church built by Portuguese settelers now an Anglican Church. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Comrades of Fort Cochi gather outside local communist party office to read todays newspaper. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Street mural. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Local fisherman and their family from the back waters are involved in small cottage industries like coconut husk rope and Tapioca chips for an extra income. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Regular and sweet coconut piled up outside a shop for the thirsty travellers. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Local elderly women poses for a potrait. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Old Architecture of Fort Cochi. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Sacks of assorted spices outside a shop of Mattancherry. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Labor unload sacks of spices to their ware house. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Local fishermen run along their a big catch to sell it off in the market. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Old Architecture of Fort Cochi. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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A boat deiver steers his boat as he guides along the Kerala back waters. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Fresh chatch of the day sold next to the chinesefishing net by the local fisherman. Cochi is one of the major exporter of fish. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Fisherman inspects his net before raising it from the water. Chinese Fishing net on the shore of fort Cochi, one of the major tourist attraction. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi
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Local Fisherman paints his boat on the shore. Cochi gateway to Kerala, also known as Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India. Cochi locally called as Ernakulum, refers to the mainland part of the city. . Fort Cochi is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and an English village architecture grafted onto the tropical Indian Coast, with series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on its waterfront. These 14th century fishing net is a landmark of Fort Cochi for tourist as well as locals. A rich history of spice trade, culture, tradition, architecture, backwaters and many more this place has to offer.Fsevenphotographers_SachindraRajbansi

Kochi

By Sachindra Rajbansi

I remember growing up, as a family we always went on vacations during winter to different parts of India. Our vacation mostly used to be sight seeing, famous temples, forts, monuments, national parks, village towns, and cities, of course for shopping.

This time it was different. It was just me and my father. As far as I have known him he has been a big travel buff. He has travelled all around the world and almost every parts of India except Madhya Pradesh. A bit of passion for travel in me is because of him.

I was really excited and looking forward to a father son trip to Kochi. It was a 48 hr long train ride to Kochi (Ernakulam). Not a very memorable train journey but we made it. Fort Cochi is a quite little fishing town with rich history. You still can feel the past very much present in everything around the place. The old Dutch  and Portuguese architecture, the century old Chinese fishing net, beautiful churches, quite street, the back waters, smell of spices, food, people and their relaxed manners makes the place feel like it is still stuck in those yester years. Capturing the place was very soothing. I was throughly enjoying.

After exploring the Fort for two days, my father felt we had nothing more to do as most of the sightseeing was covered. He was now anxious to get back to Delhi. But for me the place was just opening up. Their was still so much to explore. But we had to cut the travel short and he’d back to Delhi. I realized that though my father was the one that planted this urge of traveling in me but the definition of travel is totally different between us. I feel while traveling, everybody gets to see the place, but to feel the place is something else. So I promised myself to come back to Fort Cochi and finish what we started.

Kochi, Kerala, Travel

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