How To Reach

Prem's Homestay is located at Fort Cochin, a small stretch of land towards the western coast in the city of Cochin. The Cochin International Airport and the Ernakulam Junction & Town railway stations, are the main gateway's to the city of Cochin, apart from the roads. Once you reach Cochin by Air or Train, Fort Kochi can be easily reached by Bus, Cab or Ferry.

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Near by Attractions in Fort Cochin

Prem's Homestay is situated in the heart of Fort Cochin, amidst the colonial buildings and streets of the oldest European settlement in India. The historical remains of the place are still preserved and attract a lot of tourists. The major attractions of Fort Kochi are within walking distance from Prem's Homestay. Take a look at some of them.

Santa Cruz Basilica

The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Cochin, is one of the ancient churches in India. It is one of the eight Basilicas in the country.The Basilica belongs to the Diocese of Cochin, the 2nd oldest Diocese in India. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round. It is a place of devotion as well as a center of historic significance, endowed with architectural and artistic grandeur and colours of the gothic style.

Jewish Synagogue

The Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry, near Fort Cochin, also known as "the Paradesi Synagogue" is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. Built in 1568, adjacent to the Mattancherry Palace temple on the land gifted to the Malabari Yehuden community by the Raja Rama Varma of Kochi, the synagogue is located in the quarter of Old Cochin known as Jew Town, and is the only one of the seven synagogues in the area still in use.

Chinese Fishing Nets

Introduced by the Chinese explorer Zheng He, the Chinese fishing nets in Fort Cochin were initially set up between 1350 to 1450. Constructed out of Teak wood and Bamboo poles, they work on the principle of balance. The sight of catch being brought in and the nets being lowered back into the sea is one not to be missed. The Fort Kochi beach is beautifully lined with these Chinese nets. A vivid legacy of one of the earliest people to call on the Malabar Coast, these nets is unmistakable as one enters the harbour.

St. Francis Church

Fort Cochin is the oldest European settlement in India and St. Francis Church is the first European Church that was built in India. The History of this Church reflects the colonial struggle of European powers in India from the 15th to 20th centuries. Vasco Da Gama who died in Cochin in 1524 was buried here before his remains were returned to Portugal 14 years later. The Tombstone still remains.

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