Continuing my Kochi series, today I blog about the 86 year old Cochin Port area and its surroundings as I saw it on my way on a ferry from a mainland jetty to the Fort Kochi jetty. Cochin Port is a major port on the Laccadive Sea – Indian Ocean sea-route and is one of the largest ports in India.
The jetty was only a short walk from the railway station. Once there, you buy the tickets and wait for the boat. When it arrives, you just hop on and enjoy the ride. The photo above shows the mainland jetty from where you get the ferry for Fort Kochi. It’s built in the Kerala style as many public buildings in Kerala.
Kochi is a huge port with hundreds of ships fleeting in and out every month. This is one of the tankers berthed in the harbour.
There are lots of villas right by the sea on the Fort Kochi side. They sure look pretty, though I would say they could be prettier.
Can I have a seaside villa like this too? I just mean the concept, not this shitty architecturally though.
And yeah, having a yacht would be swell as well! The one above looks nice.
What’s an ASEAN ship doing here? Maybe a Port-of-Call.
M.V. Kavaratti, the Lakshadweep going ship. This is the one you are taking if you are thinking of going to the beautiful Lakshadweep for a vacation on a boat.
No dearth of ships and boats here.
The office of the Cochin Port Trust in Willingdon Island with unmistakable Kerala influences.
A Kochi police speedboat on the left. The International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT) of the Kochi Port is on the right. It is the largest container transshipment facility in India.
A building in ruins just by the side of Fort Kochi jetty.