Fort Kochi, Kerala – Tripjodi’s colourful weekend celebration
Fort Kochi Beach :
Jews Street :
We really loved strolling this street, there are so many attractive and colourful shops selling antique things. As we visited there just before the holi festival week many shops decorated heaps of colour powder in front of their shop. The end of jews street is synagogue. Walk through Jews street is a must.
Jews Synagogue :
It is the one of the major spot were the tourists visit. We could find many tourists here who where being educated about the history of synagogue by local guides. Please not the timings when you can enter synagogue. As its a Saturday we could not enter
Spice Market, Mattanchery :
Here we could find the enchanting aroma of the finest ginger, turmeric, cloves, cardamom and other spices. We could find all these spices filled in big sacks and arranged in front of the shop.
Uru Art Harbor, Mattancherry :
URU art harbour, curated by Riyas Komu opened on August 12, 2017 in Mattancherry.
It features the history of labourers and working class, stories, and memories, of looking at and seeing Mattancherry, the place through its people.
Dutch Palace :
The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace.
If you are visiting Fort Kochi noon time then we suggest you to visit Dutch Palace first, as you can save your self from sunburns and view the gallery of the Cochin Rajas and some of the best mythological murals in India.
Kayees Rahmathulla Cafe :
It is one of the highly hyped hotel in Fort Kochi famous for its signature biriyani which is yummy! Lunch time from 12:00 pm to 2:00 you can find good rush of people in the hotel.
We ordered chicken biriyani, they served biriyani with salad, sweet and spicy Dates pickle and pappad.
Things to consider:
- Please note that Zostel does not entertain family stays how ever they do encourage couples.
- If visiting Fort Kochi and if you are a Non-Veg then do try any beef dish or any biriyani from Kayees Restaurant.
- Jewish Synagouge is not open all the time, Saturdays and Sundays they remain closed for visitors.
- There are plenty of shops selling all attractive things. If you have the skill to bragain well then you will get a bag full of things at cheap price.