Well after the life on the beaches in Goa seeing both the good and the bad I have been spending the last week In Fort Kochi and old fishing town in Kerala which was given over to the Portugese in 1503 and you can see a lot of their influence in the architecture. But what is there to do in this area.
Well for starters you can get a ferry across to Vypin and then a bus to Cheria beach which has 10 kilometers of golden sand and watch the sun go down while swimming in the warm waters.
Walk along the front where the chinese fishing nets are and check out the little stalls selling anything from fresh fish, to bracelets. Maybe even have a go operating the nets yourself.
Have lunch with a cold coffee and admire the art at the Kashi art cafe. The prices are good and the artwork amazing.
Take one of the tourist boats and have a short cruise up and down the coast line and see Fort Kochi from sea.
Chill out for the full day with a Kerala cruise on a traditional boat on the backwaters. Traditional lunch with an indian family is included.
Even though I have been in Fort Kochi for only a week I still managed to fit plenty in. I found the area chilled and relaxed and a lot more laid back then some of India that I have seen so far.
Thanks for reading.