Cochin & Fort Cochin Sightseeing Tour 1 day





Cochin & Fort Cochin Sightseeing Tour 1 day







Pickup from hotel at 9am.


Start with Fort Kochi and end at Marine Drive.


You begin your tour with the colonial Fort Kochi wherein you are transported to a different period the area is steeped in history and culture of all those who set foot on it across the ages. Its most  photographed  popular attraction is  the Chinese Fishing Nets. This area is best explored by foot as each and every corner hold a special suprise for the tourist.
 
Begin your sightseeing at the Chinese Fishing Nets. For a small fee the local fishermen will gladly show you how to operate the nets  yourselves. Sunset is a good time to visit this place especially if you are fond of photography !
 
Next is the St Francis Church built in 1503 where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama was originally buried . Drive past the SantaCruz Basilica an imposing church.(Sunday Holiday)

Continue to the Matancherry Palace also popularly known as the Dutch Palace. It features murals/portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. It has a temple attached to it.(Friday Holiday)
 
A short walk away from Matancherry is the Paradesi or  Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudans. It is oldest one in the Commonwealth of Nations. (Friday &  Saturday are holidays)
There is a 45 feet clock tower and its 4 dials bear time in four different numerals Malayalam Arabic Hebrew and Latin.


Walk around the Jew Street in Fort Kochi where you will find a busy spice market which earlier had a sizeable number of Jewish people engaged in the trade now of course most have left for their homeland in Israel. Enjoy the odours of the finest spices ie ginger, cloves, cardamom, pepper,  cinnamon etc. Enjoy the famous " one meter tea" at one of the numerous teastalls. Browse through the numerous antique shops and curio shops.

Later continue your drive through Marine Drive and Broadway where you can shop for some famous spices or beautiful silks.


You are dropped off to your hotel or incase you wish to experience the ancient dance form of kathakali you are dropped off to the kathakali museum.

Inclusions:
Sightseeing by an AC car with an experienced chauffeur and English speaking guide
Includes all toll, parking, taxes and driver allowances

Exclusions:
Monument entry fees
any boatrides or anything not specified in inclusions

Price On request

Minimum 1-15 pax

Multiple flexi dates available

Additional information:

  • Trip Highlights
  • Explore colonial Fort Kochi
  • Spice Market visit
  • One meter tea
  • Local crafts
  • PRECAUTIONS
  • Light cotton outfits, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen lotions are advisable
  • Do carry some indian currency with your credit cards
  • Smoking is banned in public places
  • The price is for minimum 1 pax and incase of larger groups or single person, do enquire for special prices
  • No show entails full cancellation charges

Pickup from hotel at 9am.


Start with Fort Kochi and end at Marine Drive.


You begin your tour with the colonial Fort Kochi wherein you are transported to a different period the area is steeped in history and culture of all those who set foot on it across the ages. Its most  photographed  popular attraction is  the Chinese Fishing Nets. This area is best explored by foot as each and every corner hold a special suprise for the tourist.
 
Begin your sightseeing at the Chinese Fishing Nets. For a small fee the local fishermen will gladly show you how to operate the nets  yourselves. Sunset is a good time to visit this place especially if you are fond of photography !
 
Next is the St Francis Church built in 1503 where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama was originally buried . Drive past the SantaCruz Basilica an imposing church.(Sunday Holiday)

Continue to the Matancherry Palace also popularly known as the Dutch Palace. It features murals/portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. It has a temple attached to it.(Friday Holiday)
 
A short walk away from Matancherry is the Paradesi or  Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudans. It is oldest one in the Commonwealth of Nations. (Friday &  Saturday are holidays)
There is a 45 feet clock tower and its 4 dials bear time in four different numerals Malayalam Arabic Hebrew and Latin.


Walk around the Jew Street in Fort Kochi where you will find a busy spice market which earlier had a sizeable number of Jewish people engaged in the trade now of course most have left for their homeland in Israel. Enjoy the odours of the finest spices ie ginger, cloves, cardamom, pepper,  cinnamon etc. Enjoy the famous " one meter tea" at one of the numerous teastalls. Browse through the numerous antique shops and curio shops.

Later continue your drive through Marine Drive and Broadway where you can shop for some famous spices or beautiful silks.


You are dropped off to your hotel or incase you wish to experience the ancient dance form of kathakali you are dropped off to the kathakali museum.

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