This has been a major settlement since Cochin port was discovered and is home to some of the oldest European architecture in India . This colonial architecture was built by the Portuguese, Dutch and British during the occupation. Wandering the streets of Fort Cochin will allow you to relive a wonderful experience. The supposed house of Vasco da Gama, and those of other merchants during those periods are important milestones worth visiting.
Fort Immanuel is where the Portuguese built their first walled citadel, a grid of venerable old streets. Sample Kathakali are regularly screened for tourists and are available at almost any given date. Fort Cochin is young and still full of ancient spirit.