Known for it's unique way of fishing, Fort Cochin was an stunning old town. Although having visits from large cruise ships including Q.E II, made it quite pricy. We were lucky and found a really tidy place to stay for a bargain price, next to Ballards Bungalow, a very pricy option next door.
We had to get to the fort via a ferry from the main land. The original chinese fishing nets are the main attraction here, all still functional and quite fascinating to watch. Simple and yet the mechanical workings put me into a trance as counterweights were slowly going up an down.
Walking behind all of the nets, there is a vast number of fish stalls, selling unusual looking crayfish, huge Dorado, monster prawns and many types of tuna and bass. We brought a kilo of giant, fresh tiger prawns and had a local restaurant cook them for £1. One of the best meals so far.