So many cultures melt into Fort Cochin that it feels like everybody’s city. And indeed, for three centuries it was. Stroll through its sunlit, leafy lanes, experience its relaxed charm, and it’s easy to forget that warring empires clashed here for nearly three centuries.
While Fort Cochin’s British and Portuguese past is evident everywhere you go, the area’s Dutch DNA is a subtle, less visible cultural thread. This thread is what we plucked from the out of the history books. And sought to weave into a contemporary travel experience.
On a peaceful street corner in the centre of Dutch Cochin we found a historic plot of land that has seen much building and rebuilding since the early 1700s.
This was the stage. Perfect for an an elegantly curated fusion of styles, tastes and ideas. At once a celebration of Fort Cochin’s Dutch heritage and its vibrant contemporary culltural pulse.When it was finished, we called the outcome Eighth Bastion.