We enjoyed our time in Fort Kotchi, it is clearly trying to attract tourists, especially the middle class Indians, and there are a few ‘exclusive’ hotels for the wealthy behind high walls. But Fort Kochi is also a focus for lots of ordinary people from around India, strolling along the seafront. And of course it’s a fishing town, with the famous Chinese nets. We walked around a fair bit and absorbed the atmosphere.
Although the Chinese nets are still used, their catch is meagre. There is however a spontaneous auction on the shoreline when a fishing boat lands with its mixture of yellowfin tuna and squid.
Squid were sold by weight, the yellow finned tuna were auctioned on the beach to local restaurants.