Sahapedia Heritage Walk - Glimpses of Kochi’s Past- From Establishment to Independence!
Sahapedia in collaboration with The Art Outreach Society-TAOS (TAOS)
This heritage walk conducted for the students of St. Thomas Girls High School, Thevara (Govt aided) aims at visiting and exploring the rich heritage of Fort Kochi. The walk will highlight the history of trade and the establishment of Fort Kochi in AD 1341, its history through the years, till Indian Independence. Fort Kochi was ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and British for 447 years continuously. Trade relations with this coastal town was encouraged by the foreign merchants since Kochi was rich source of pepper and spices and natural resources and many more aspects which altogether made the town the “Heritage city of God's own country”.
This is a custom walk for St Thomas Girls High School.
• Date – Saturday, 12 August 2017
• Duration - 10 am to 12 pm
• Meeting time - 9: 45 am
• Meeting Point - Outside St. Francis Church, Opposite Post Office, St. Francis Road
• Nearest Transport Stops - Fort Kochi main bus stand and Fort Kochi boat jetty
• Walk led by- Antony Thomman. He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering, Bachelor in Theology and also works for ICICI Life Insurance. He is a government-approved tour guide.
• Contact: 99956 81950 (Mr Antony), 8289826001 (St. Agnes School)
• Medium: Malayalam
Things to keep in mind (for participants):
• Carry umbrella and drinking water.
• Wear comfortable shoes.
• Photography allowed in all the monuments.
• Kindly avoid littering during the walk.