An obscure fishing village that became the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful and colourful history. The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British. A leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi Beach.
The result of these cultural interfaces is seen in the remains of the Indo-European architecture in Fort Kochi. Cochin Carnival at Fort Kochi (12 km) From Ernakulam on the New Year eve is a colourful festival not to be missed at the beach site.