Kochi in the district of Ernakulam is one of the most important port in India.The largest city in Kerala, is affectionately called the Queen of the Arabian Sea. It has been an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century and has trade relations with Arab merchants since the pre-Islamic era. It has the distinction of being the the first European colony in colonial India and was occupied by the Portuguese The city later was ruled by the Dutch and the British, with the Kingdom of Cochin becoming a princely state.
Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy and the state headquarters of the Indian Coast Guard with an air squadron, Air Squadron 747 is based here.Documentary Filmmakers,Historians and Commercial Photographers are found shooting this beautiful port.
RECOMMENDED PLACES FOR FILM PRODUCTION IN KOCHI, INDIA
Fort Kochi: Fort Kochi about 13 km from Ernakulam is famed for its Chinese fishing nets, pristine and sandy beaches. The European architectural style in the buildings is evident due to the influence of European domination and can be a prop for Commercial Filmmakers and Fashion Photographers.
Jew Synagogue and Jew Town: Jew synagogue (Paradesi Synagogue) constructed in 1568 is one of the oldest active synagogues and part of the jewish Culture and Heritage.It is located in Mattenchery Town in Kochi also popularly called as Jew Town. This Jewish Colony can offer a panorama of locations for Filmmaking in Kochi
Dutch Palace: The Dutch Palace (also known as Mattenchery Palace) is very near to the Jew town. It was built in 1555 A.D by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma, Raja of Kochi. It has a huge collection of Kerala Temple murals, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi and ideal for Fashion Photography.
Marine Drive: On the marina, built on the Vembanad Lake. It has two bridges, The Rainbow Bridge and Chinese Fishing Net Bridge. It is a favourite jaunt for the locals. The sunset is astounding and ideal for Underwater Photography.
Athirappilly Falls: The calming, soothing sound of Athirappilly Falls is the sound that greets the visitor here. Plummeting down 80 feet to Chalakkudy River, the picturesque Athirapilly Falls in Thrissur district is a very famous and a very busy tourism destination. Be ready for a mesmerising spell, whilst shooting your next Commercial Film right here at the Sholayar forest range.
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