Fort Kochi is a region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. This is part of a handful of water-bound regions toward the south-west of the mainland Kochi. The name Cochin implies co-chin, meaning like-China. It looked like China when the Chinese came to the region during the 14th century and installed Chinese nets. Mattancherry is the nerve town of old historic Cochin. Once known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, this port city has held an important place on the Indian Peninsula for a long time. From cinema halls, shopping malls, and skyscrapers to beautiful monuments and a variety of linguistic and ethnic communities including Jews, Konkinis and Gujaratis, Kochi greets all its visitors with a multitude of colours and hues. Its unique geographical spot has ensured that it is among the most fascinating locations in the world. It is an indiscriminate mix of hilly areas, estuaries and backwaters, small islands, coastal cities like Fort Kochi and Mattancherry and plain terrain like that of the city of Ernakulam. Set foot into Fort Kochi and you will be instantly transported to a different time period. This place is steeped in the history and culture of all who have occupied it through the ages. Its roots and essence are unique in its diversity. The commercial capital of Kerala, this emerging cosmopolitan city is widely regarded as a great indicator to the rising fortunes of God's Own Country.