South India's Fort Cochin: stay in green luxury
Green Traveler Guides
MARCH 8, 2011
This was where Christopher Columbus was dreaming of dropping anchor when he happened upon the Americas instead. A very walkable area of art galleries and cafes, and even the spice market, a synagogue dating to the 1300s and the former palace of the rajah of Mattancherry (now known as the Dutch Palace ) are but a short auto-rickshaw ride away. Natural cleaners are used.