AROUND THE WORLD WITH BP : KOCHI
Travel with us to our favourite cities around India
Since ancient times, Kochi has been a destination. The absolute source for spices like black pepper (you’ll catch a glimpse of it in our Calicut), the port was known to civilizations spanning from Greece to China. Down the years, as trading routes became a matter of political power, Kochi has seen Dutch, English & Portuguese settlements. Today, it’s the commercial hub of Kerala and is one of the country’s fastest growing cities – and all its influences meld beautifully.
The end of the year will see the return of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale under the curatorship of artist & co-founder of the Khoj Foundation, Anita Dube. Featuring art from around the world, the biennale is spread across Fort Kochi & Ernakulam, creating conversations between one’s environment and art as is often perceived to be existing within the white space of galleries.
Gulammohammed Shaikh’s Balancing Act on Vasco da Gama Square
The Tower House in Fort Kochi is a converted 17th century light house (that sentence is enough to convince us!). Overlooking the Chinese fishing nets, the hotel has an old-school charm that few places can replicate.
The Tower House
Indulge in coastal cuisine with Nimmy-Paul’s cooking classes. The gourmand couple not only teaches how to cook Keralite fare, but also hosts visitors with home stays & at-home meals.
Pepper House is a waterfront heritage space that hosts part of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Apart from being an art space, it also contains a library, café and a design shop (where you can buy Bombay Perfumery!)
Image by Surface85
Lead Image by Chiara Goia