According to official records, The Cochin Club was founded in 1914. Apparently, it began functioning much earlier. The Club’s splendid grounds are located on the Arabic seafront, along the entrance to Cochin's harbour. The Club's main gate is opposite to the St. Francis Church, said to be the first Christian Church built in India and its northern neighbour is the historic Bastian Bungalow, the fort residence of the erstwhile Portuguese governors of Fort Cochin. Club remains the green lung of the Fort Cochin heritage zone and is one of its earliest landmarks.
The Club was once the exclusive preserve of British nationals and membership was restricted to persons of British origin. With the Indianisation of British owned mercantile and tea plantation companies, many British nationals returned to England and the Cochin Club Membership became fully Indian
The Club's main gate is opposite to the St. Francis Church, said to be the first Christian Church built in India and its northern neighbour is the historic Bastian Bungalow, the fort residence of the erstwhile Portuguese governors of Fort Cochin. Club remains the green lung of the Fort Cochin heritage zone and is one of its earliest landmarks.
Opposite to St. Francis Church, Distance from Airport 45 KM
Wake up to the sounds of the ocean and explore the cobblestoned seaside neighbourhood while staying at The Cochin Club. The property incorporates the very essence of 'English Living' in ways more than its architecture. Keeping in tone with its colonial charm are impeccably furnished, spaciously built rooms which assure privacy and cater to contemporary needs.
Whether you are a seasoned food enthusiast or in search of a plate full of happiness, the variety of dining options at the club offers an eclectic choice of cuisines. The Asian Kitchen as the name suggests serves all things Asian! The Club Bistro on the other hand, projects the perfect cafe vibe. But out most recent addition is The Drawing Room. A seafood speciality restaurant that charms your palette set to a bohemian decor
The club holds a striking collection of sporting trophies from the yesteryears and for good reason. The property facilitates a variety of recreational activities and till date plays host to a hoard of sporting events
For the more sedate, the club houses a stately billiards room with a well maintaining a penchant for literature and the arts, Cochin Club has an impressive library, a collection of books from the last century and a fine assemblage of contemporary authors
Once restricted to the British and men only, has an impressive library and sporting trophies from yesteryears. Found outside are Billiards, Library, Squash, Badminton, Tennis Courts.
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