Revisiting Fort Kochi
Although I have been living in Kochi for more than 28 years now, its been more than a decade since I visited Fort Kochi. Previously Fort Kochi was one of the famous beaches in Kochi, but it was taken away by the sea. Still Fort Kochi remains to be one of the top destinations in Kochi. Last Sunday, we decided to explore Fort Kochi.
The beach walkway was really crowded with people and the walkway in itself was too narrow and most of the places it was broken down. The beach was really dirty, wish the Corporation did something to clean it up once in a while. The Chinese fishing nets still remain and are actively used for fishing.
The fish stalls, I remember seeing them when I was a child, still exists in the beach area and sells some top quality and fresh fish although need to bargain to get the best deal.
One good thing about Fort Kochi is the number of quality restaurants available, which serves all types of dishes from around the world. We headed to DLips restaurant, which was run by Malayalam Film start Dileep. The building is the old house of famous singer Yesudas and the restaurant housed on the top floor. The speciality of this building is that there is a big Mango tree in the center of this building and hence the name Mange Tree for the restaurant.
The food was pretty decent and so is the ambience, there were only a couple of Indians and rest all were tourists. The service was not the very best and it took us lot of time to get the orders. Make sure you carry enough cash when you go to this restaurant as CCs are not accepted, which was quite strange for a restaurant of this standard.
We returned back home by around 9PM and had a great time visiting or rather revisiting Fort Kochi.