There is still a quietude about the Kerala capital that is charming and old-worldly.
Sunday evening, though, would be anything but quiet. Neither would there be anything old-worldly about the cricket on display at the Greenfield Stadium, where India takes on the West Indies in the second T20I.
The host had begun the series as the odds-on favourite against a West Indies side that arrived in India without some of its globe-trotting T20 specialists. The first match at Hyderabad did little to change that status.
It may not have been the best of nights for India in the field, but the team still crossed the finish line with aplomb.
The Men in Blue must have felt good after posting what was their seventh straight T20 win against the Windies. None among them might have felt better than the captain himself.
Virat Kohli not merely made a career-best 94 not out (50b), but he did that despite looking a bit out of sorts in the beginning. His touch may desert him at times, but his will will not.
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