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Chinese Fishing Nets of Fort Kochi

A fisherman walks on the Chinese fishing net.

One of the biggest tourist attraction in Fort Kochi are the Chinese fishing nets. Wikipedia informs me that the technical name for these things is shore operated lift nets. According to legend these nets were introduced by the Chinese explorer Zheng He. This is in continuation of the photo series on Kochi. I was there […]

Cochin Port and its Surroundings

The jetty on the mainland from where you get ferry to Fort Kochi.

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 […]

Streets of Fort Kochi

Definitive Fort Kochi. By Animesh Ray.

My last to last post was about walking through the streets of Mattancherry in Fort Kochi. Today’s post is about walking in the Fort Kochi old city part only. Fort Kochi is very much unlike most other Indian cities, or even Kerala cities for that matter. There is a very big European influence in the […]

Streets of Mattancherry, Fort Kochi

Kashmiri Emporiums in Mattancherry

Fort Kochi is one of my favourite places to take a stroll in Kochi. I always make it a point to visit the place when I am in Kochi. The island of Fort Kochi can be widely divided into 2 parts: the Fort Kochi part with the nice hotels and the Chinese fishing nets, and […]

God is a DJ

“God is a DJ”, or so declared the graffiti artist on a run-down house in Fort Kochi. There are some more statements and declarations as well, but that’s the only decipherable one. A previous post about Kochi is here. The house looked so photogenic in the sun, with all the moss and the graffiti. By […]