Fort Kochi is a region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. This is part of a handful of water-bound regions toward the south-west of the mainland Kochi, and collectively known as Old Kochi or West Kochi. Adjacent to this is Mattancherry. In 1967, these three municipalities, along with a few adjoining areas, were amalgamated to form the Corporation of Cochin. Suhas Shivanna IAS is the subcollector and SDM of Fort Kochi.
Visit the historical sites in Mattancherry/Fort Kochi - Jew Town, Jewish synagogue, St. Francis church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Vasco House, Dutch Palace, Fort Kochi beach, Chinese fishing nets and watch the sunset.
Swim at Cherai beach and take in the fishing villages, paddy fields and coconut groves and sip the juice of a tender coconut.
Visit museums and art galleries - Museum of Kerala History, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hill Palace museum and Chaithram Art Gallery
Take a brief boat-ride along the scenic backwaters of Cochin. For extended period, hire a kettuvallom (houseboat) and spend a few nights on board slowly travelling up the tranquil backwaters and having freshly cooked meals prepared with freshly caught fish.