Ayana Fort Kochi

Ayana Fort – Kochi

About Fort Kochi

An island-like peninsula between Lake Vembanad and the Arabian Sea, Fort Cochin was once the centre of Kerala’s international spice trade. Arabic and Oriental traders rubbed shoulders with Jewish merchants; Dutch, Portuguese and British colonists added to the mix; and all made their mark here. On a wide boulevard nudging the ocean, among white-washed churches and back-street synagogues, the Tea Bungalow is part of that old-world legacy.

About Ayana Fort

Ayana Fort Kochi is a premium heritage hotel offering picturesque views of the harbour recommended for Inbound and holiday travelers looking for a charming luxury stay with heritage character.
 The new 16-room boutique hotel is housed in a 200-year-old building that served as a courthouse during the Portuguese reign. Ayana, which means ‘resting place’ in Sanskrit, features Athangudi tile work and Art Deco elements that seamlessly bridge the gap between classic and modern. The monochrome flooring provides an elegant contrast to the pops of colour that are found across the property, adding vibrancy to traditional architectural elements like the sloping wooden roof of the lobby.


• Climb aboard a tuk-tuk for a whirlwind tour of Cochin’s Heritage Zone, taking in the Bishop’s Palace and adjacent Indo-Portuguese museum (founded by the Gulbenkian Foundation), St Francis’s Church (the oldest in India) and Fort Cochin’s dhobi (where all the local laundry gets washed and ironed).
• Other sites worth a visit are Mattancherry’s Jewtown district (once the heart of the spice trade, it’s now a bazaar of touristy shops, mostly selling antiques and textiles), the Jewish Cemetery and the decorative Paradesi Synagogue (founded in 1568, it’s the oldest in the Commonwealth).
• The famous cantilevered Chinese fishing nets are worth a snoop, too (they’re within walking distance of the hotel).
• Sunset Cruise the waterways: Cochin is the northern gateway to Kerala’s famous backwaters and a starting point for some of the cruises, which travel south down Vembanad Lake to Kottayam and Alleppey.


Elegant heritage beauty with luxurious modern amenities. Stay in a Deluxe Room where heritage beauty meets modern comfort. The beautifully decorated room features art deco furnishings, black and white tiling, views of the city paired with a plush king bed, complimentary Wi-Fi and TV, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Or upgrade to a Luxury Suite with twice the amount of space, large bathroom with bathtub, living area, and gorgeous harbour views.


Your escape includes daily breakfasts and two three-course dinners
Enjoy daily breakfast from a seasonal menu with a selection of Western and Indian delights such as made-to-order eggs, pancakes with fresh fruit, Upma, Idli, Masala Dosa, Puri Bhaji along with tea and coffee. Your package also includes two tantalizing three-course dinners. Sit down and enjoy an entrée of Man Chow soup (chicken or tomato) before moving on to a chicken tikka or paneer tikka starter and a delicious main of Kerala Meen pollichathu (Marinated pearl spot fish wrapped up in a banana leaf), red rice Kerala paratha or Tawa Paratha at the onsite The Old Court restaurant.

Good time to visit

The peak season is November to February when the weather is cooler. The temperature starts to rise in March and continues throughout the summer. Prices are cheaper during the monsoon (June to October) but heavy rains are accompanied by a steamy climate and high humidity.


Children are welcome, and extra beds and baby cots can be provided in the rooms. The western dishes on the menu will also appeal to kids.


The hotel is on Fort Cochin (Kochi), a finger-like peninsula linked to the mainland by Road Bridge from the city of Ernakulam. 
Nearest Airport 45Km
Nearest Railway station 11Km