Quaint is the word.... While walking around the area you may feel like you are in Goa or Pondicherry. There are small lanes and bylanes with shops selling spices, clothes, ayurvedic products, coffee shops, bistros. Nice place to hang around with the locals. There are way too many lanes make sure you have a detailed map and timings of the churches and other places to visit. Do not waste time walking on the waterfront beyond the fishing nets (park), the area where the nets are located is dirty and fresh fish is sold just outside with fish parts littering the streets. Try one of the beautifully restored restaurants for some good sea food. You can even buy fresh fish and have them cooked just near the nets.
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