Pick a souvenir from the quaint antique and curio shops lining the Fort Kochi beach! The Fort Kochi
Beach adorns the western coast of Kochi city. The beach derives its name from the historic fort
which is an example of European architecture. The Annual Kochi New Year Festival takes place on
the sands of the Fort Kochi beach. This beach is lined with Chinese nets and is a sight to see them in
operation. The beach is a crowded one and is dotted with restaurants offering various cuisines with
genuine seafood being the favourite. Hawkers sell different types of trinkets and it is a shopper’s
There are many places that you can visit near the Fort Kochi Beach: the Dutch Palace which now
houses a museum and the Jew Street which is a quaint area. There are only a handful of Jews now
but still, the Torah is read from the Tebah at all auspicious times. The synagogue had over 11000
tiles each of which is different from the other.
Other activities that can engage the tourist are boat rides along the backwaters and enjoy the
famous Kathakali performances by local artists. For a beach person, the other beaches that are close
by and worth visiting are the Marari Beach and the Cherai Beach. No Kerala tour is complete without
a visit to the Fort Kochi beach.