At a glance :
Region : Kerala, Ernakulam
Architecture Style : Indo and European style
Constructed In : 1667
Current Residence : Sub-Collector
This is a very ancient bungalow, which is situated at fort of Kochi. Fort Kochi is one of the very popular tourist places of Kerala state. Currently this Bastion bungalow is a residential house of the area's sub collector. If you are interested in watching the Indo European architecture, then you have to visit Kerala's monument; because the architectural style of this Bastion bungalow displays the Indo European pattern of architecture which also has the Dutch pattern of architecture. During the year of 1667, this historical monument was constructed. This bungalow is called as Bastion, because this monument is located on Stromsburg Baston's site; this site is of the fort of Dutch. The structural shape of this monument is round ; and the roof of the bungalow is made of tiles. When you go to the first floor of the bungalow, you will get to see the different and interesting wooden portion, on the front side. Fort's Bastion bungalow was RDO's residential place and also the camp office. This monument is in safe hand, that’s why this monument is in good condition, because many years before, Bastion bungalow was handed over to the Archeological department of the state.
Because of the great architecture and attractive features of the bungalow, this monument was also used for film shooting from a long time; this place became a favorite spot for the film industry. There is a belief that this monument has some hidden underground tunnels; but still they are not reveled. This ancient monument is located within Kochi's center .You will get to see the influence of different empires such as Dutch, Portuguese, and also British in Kochi. There are historical heritage that displays the blend of Indian and European style of architecture. You must visit the whole of Kochi; because you will get to see many ancient things which were witness to important events and occasions. As Kerala is blessed by natural beauty; Kochi also has many attractive natural characteristic. Do visit the state's capital city; it is very popular and noticeable because it is the main place of trade and commerce.
Kochi is known as the queen city of the huge Arabian Sea; visiting Kochi is worth because of the number of interesting places and spots like religious temples and heritage forts.With the number of Kerala's tourist places and spots, fort Kochi is connected with history. The Cochin fort is a blend of modernization and tradition; which depict Kerala's cosmopolitan society system. To visit this old Bastion bungalow monument, you can choose any mode of transport as per your preference. You can reach here by railway the nearest railway station is Ernakulam station, if you are choosing to come via bus, then come to the bus terminal of fort Kochi and air mode is always preset, because Cochin is a international airport; that’s why even if you are coming from other countries, then also you can reach here comfortably.