COCHIN: A DIFFERENT CORNER.

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Even though my return flight to Malaysia was already booked from Kolkata, the sweetness of Goa made me very lazy. I couldn’t face the 48 hours train journey to the city of joy, nor find a KL bound flight from Mumbai cheap enough. The good news is, that Airasia has a regular flight to Kuala Lumpur leaving from Cochin, so after an absence of nearly10 years i was quite excited to return to this place, even if for a very short time. I took a little room near Fort Mattancherry and spent the afternoon walking around the area.

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The wonderfully decorated Syrian church just in front of my hotel, shows how much Cochin incorporated different styles and cultures throughout the centuries. Such a strategic port, was always an important crossroad for traders and sailors.

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The Chinese nets are another important trademark of the city, other than being the focus of the tourist trail.

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But despite all these fusion influences, the real India is always visible…

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I enjoyed my late afternoon walk, taking pictures in the golden light.

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