I bought a bus ticket from Pondicherry to Cochin from a travel agency. It was a sleeper night bus. It left at 10pm and I slept almost all the way since I was very tired from all the traveling. I woke up around 6AM and saw churches every few minutes. Well, I must admit that I don’t usually read about the place before I went. I did not know that Christianity is big in this area. All churches I saw were beautifuly built just like this one I captured on the way.
As expected, it got busier when we arrived Cochin. The travel time was at least 10 hours. The bus doesn’t go to Fort Kochi where my booked guesthouse is so I had to take a rickshaw. The driver initially wanted 300 INR because it’s more than 10km but I was able to negotiate it to 220 INR. It took us 30 minutes exactly. He was nice so I got a photo with him which he liked. 🙂
I arrived Rampart Homestay around 9AM. The staff was helpful and very accommodating. I got to check in right away. The place was clean and had a very homey vibe. I was in a 6-bed dorm and it was spacious enough.
After I freshend up, I walked around and I’d say Fort Kochi is one of the laid back places I’ve been.