Vasco House, Kochi
In Rose Street (Fort Cochin) is Vasco House, built in the 16th century. It is said to have been the residence of Vasco Da Gama, tough it has never been proved. Anyway, is a nice house and a typical example of local architecture.
Whilst hubby was checking out another spice shop I happened to spy Vasco's House!! Wow! Apparently this is the house that Vasco De Gama lived in after discovering Fort Kochi many years ago :o) Now it is a quaint homestay. We met a nice English fella at the Rose Garden restaurant who was staying here and the report was unsurprisingly good.
Oh and btw... whilst I was checking out my pic .... still smiling with excitement :o) ........I just so happened to look up and see my name...... Rose Street.... Gods Own Country !!! Hahah.... Howz that!! ;o)
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Just a little way from Princess Street, on the corner of Bastion and Rose streets, is Vasco House. This sixteen century house is believed to have been the residence of Vasco da Gama and is also one of the oldest structures of Fort Cochin. The European glass paned windows with balconies / verandas are characteristic of colonial times.
Like Koder House, Vasco House is now a hotel and is run by a family who also have a cafe and tourist info centre. If you can't afford to stay here though, the building is still worth a look.