The city of Kochi (known as Cochin in the colonial period) lies along the coast in the southern part of the state of Kerala, at one of the sea accesses of the Kerala backwaters. Kochi extends over some islands in a lagoon, all interconnected by bridges, near the city of Ernakulam on the mainland. The historic area of Fort Kochi lies on the island immediately facing the sea and extends over an area of 2km x 4km at the northern end of the island. Kochi has a rich cultural heritage, having been settled for many centuries before the arrival of the Europeans and being an important city during the colonial period. There are several old, colonial era buildings sread all over Fort Kochi. Although Kochi supposedly is one of the more interesting tourist areas in India, the tourist infrastructure is relatively underdeveloped.
01 Paradesi synagogue 02 Pazhayannur Bhagavathy temple roof 03 Jew town road 04 Jew town road 05 River road
06 Brunton Boatyard hotel 07 Canal 08 Canal 09 Gate to Mattancherry palace 10 Coconut palms
11 Pazhayannur Bhagavathy temple 12 Mattancherry Dutch palace 13 Pazhayannur Bhagavathy temple 14 Pazhayannur Bhagavathy temple
15 Tailor shop 16 Schoolgirls in uniform on bicycles 17 Schoolgirls in uniform on bicycles 18 Alley
19 House facades 20 Canal 21 Dutch cemetery 22 Dutch cemetery 23 Tomb in Dutch cemetery
01 Jain temple 02 Church 03 St Francis church 04 St Francis church interior 05 Santa Cruz basilica 06 Santa Cruz basilica
07 Santa Cruz basilica interior 08 Santa Cruz basilica interior 09 Santa Cruz basilica interior 10 Santa Cruz basilica interior 11 Santa Cruz basilica interior 12 Santa Cruz basilica at night
13 Santa Cruz basilica facade at night 01 Ferry 02 Ferry 03 Ferry passengers
04 Vembanad lake 05 Ribe Maersk tankship
06 Fort Kochi harbour 07 Fishermen and boats on beach 08 Fishermen and boats on beach
09 Fishermen and boats on beach 10 Fishermen unloading catch 11 Fishermen with their catch 12 Chinese fishing nets at sunset 13 Chinese fishing nets at sunset
14 Beach 15 Beach
01 Kochi airport
02 Airport hall 03 Red Tata bus 04 Food stall 05 Indian children 06 Gardens of Thripunithura hill palace
07 Thripunithura hill palace 08 Young Indian women with umbrellas in Thripunithura hill palace 09 Oberon mall interior 10 Oberon mall
11 Traffic and people on the streets 12 Restaurant at night
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