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Fort Kochi is a popular locality in the the water-bound region of Old Kochi, toward the south-west of the mainland. Fort Kochi enjoys a storied history, and has a rich heritage due to its chronological rule under the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. Being a fishing village, the Rajah of Kochi granted permission to the Portuguese to build Fort Emmanuel in 1503, giving rise to the name - ‘Fort Kochi’. If you’re looking to stay here, hotels in Fort Kochi cater to all your needs. You can find luxurious 5 star rated hotels, 2 star and 3 star rated hotels, and budget stays. Treebo hotels in Fort Kochi have in-room amenities like a coffee table, a TV with cable/DTH connection and an attached bathroom. Treebo amenities like free WiFi, complimentary breakfast and branded toiletries are provided during your stay here. You can explore Fort Kochi in comfort, and go easy on your pocket as well. The Cochin International Airport is about 37 km from here, and can accessed either by road or ferry. Fort Kochi is located about 13 km from Ernakulam Junction South, and about 9 km from the Cochin Harbour Terminus. The Fort Kochi bus terminal is about 600 m from here, making travel by land easy. For a dose of the rich history of Fort Kochi, visit places like the Indo-Portuguese Museum, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica and the Mattancherry Palace. Fort Emmanuel was raided and attacked by both the Dutch and the British, but you can still see partially restored parts, and remains of ramparts and fortifications even today. The Fort Kochi beach is a beach alongside the Arabian Sea, and is a picturesque walk. You can get a glimpse of the Chinese fishing nets while on the beach. Visit the Cochin Thirumala Devaswom, the Sree Gopalakrishna Devaswom Temple and the Jain temple and appreciate the architecture and serenity.
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