Cochin harbour has long been recognised as a wonderful natural harbour although there are times when you watch a huge super cruise ship negotiating the narrow entrance and wonder whether it is too narrow.
Once a Jews enclave, the Jews Street is now bereft of that community which left to Israel except one or two families. The Star of David inscribed variegated arches wear a worn-out look. The marvellous blue and green facades stand faded. The spice shops and curio souks – so interestingly developed by Jews are still thriving in Market Road.
Right beside Fort Kochi on the same island with a notable palace - Mattanchery Palace. Home to the oldest Jewish community in India. Most have now emigrated to Israel and the community as a whole is pretty much defunct though the synagogue continues to run services.