Incidentally means traditional cottage (the ’u’ is almost, but not quite, silent. But don’t worry too much! Only a home grown Keralite can bend his tongue around the intricacies of Malayalam pronunciation.)
The specialty seafood restaurant
Fort Cochin, is our pride and joy, perpetually popular, though it is open only in the evenings.Good House keeping called Fort Cochin "one of the most renowned seafood restaurants in India". Eating here is like diving off a springboard into the flavours and textures of food throughout Kerala.
Rather than a daily menu,
A trolley contains the catch of the day, straight off Cochin’s fishing nets. You can expect king prawns, lobster, Indian salmon, snapper, pomfret, squid, mullet, seer fish and more. Once you’ve selected your fish, you get to decide how it’s cooked - whether stir-fried inthe spices of the East, steamed, baked, or poached, and served with the famous string hoppers, rice or naan. See why it’s a good idea to make an advance booking?
To Willington Island
The Hotel is located on Willingdon Island, a man-made legacy of the Raj era and one of the reasons why Cochin ranks amongst the world’s finest harbours. As you drive to to the hotel, you pass the massive dockyards of this ancient port, omnipresent coconut trees and stretches of glittering Arabian Sea.
Now properly introduced
you are guided you to your room. Simplicity and elegance are the lietmotifs, as indeed they are in all our properties. The parquet floors in the room are a distinctive touch and you can luxuriate with bubble bath and shampoo from the little clay pots in your spacious bathroom. Once you’re rested, ready, and refreshed, it’s time to sail into Cochin.
But if Ernakulam is the heart
Then the soul of Cochin lies in its older quarters. Here, eight centuries of history are on display, as are a kaleidoscope of cultures. In a span of a few kilometers, you can see a Dutch Harbour house, India’s oldest Jewish synagogue, The Catholic St Francis Church, Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama’s grave, The Hindu Raja of Cochin’s Mattancherry Palace, The British Raj-era Cochin Club, and the towering Chinese fishing nets on the harbour!