Kochi (Cochin) is the (upcoming) metropolitan city of Kerala and the second largest city in the state, next to its capital Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Kochis is the ‘bollywood city’ of Kerala with most of Malayalam actors building their cocoon in this ever-growing port city.
Kochi known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and ‘The Gateway to Kerala’ was a major trade center especially for spice (after the port of Muziris ceased to exist) esp during the 14th century and on until the British decided to leave India.
Kochi became the second capital of the Cochin Maharajas, who were also known as Perumpadappu Swaroopam, after the Zamorins of Calicut invaded their capital Perumpadappu (the town where I hail from in Kerala, now in the Malappuram District)..
Fort Kochi or Fort Cochin is the tourist hub of Cochin and most of those who visit Kerala – God’s Own Country. This place is shrouded in history with the most projected from the era whence the Portuguese & Dutch walked this land and left their mark… Continue reading