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Cochin Fort
 
The Fort Cochin is township in itself. Cochin is flourishing in trade as one of the most desirable destinations approachable by sea. With its European heritage, its air of genteel decay, and stubborn self-absorption is a place where history, like a friendly phantom, still stalks the lonely streets. The European have left random imprints in Fort Cochin. The massive buttresses, which are so conspicuous feature of the place, were put up by the British to protect the houses that had been shaken by the force of an explosion that blew up the cathedral of Santa Cruz. In fact, they themselves had bombarded the church, fearing a possible restoration of Dutch supremacy in Cochin. In spite of it , the Santa Cruz Basilica still stands in a spirit of sturdy resistance.