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Cochin City Heritage and Culture Tour

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Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Discover the rich history and vibrant culture of Kerala’s most iconic port city with our Cochin City Heritage and Culture Tour. Immerse yourself in the splendor of Mattancherry Palace, adorned with exquisite murals, and explore the Jewish Synagogue, a testament to Cochin’s multicultural past. Wander through St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, and marvel at the Gothic grandeur of Santa Cruz Basilica. Witness the fascinating Chinese Fishing Nets in action and enjoy a peaceful stroll along Fort Kochi Beach. This tour also includes visits to the Dutch Cemetery, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Kerala Folklore Museum, Hill Palace Museum, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, and the scenic Marine Drive. Experience the perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that makes Cochin a unique and captivating destination.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety
  • In-depth cultural experience
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover
  • Most travelers can participate

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Itenirary
Day 1: Cochin

Arrive in Cochin. Transfer to hotel; check-in time is 2 PM (early check-in subject to room availability).

Itenirary
Day 2: Cochin

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit a 16th-century Portuguese palace, Mattancherry Palace, which features Kerala murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata and houses royal artifacts and exhibits showcasing the history of the Cochin Royal Family. Explore the Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568, featuring exquisite hand-painted blue Chinese tiles and impressive Belgian chandeliers, a testament to the once-thriving Jewish community in Cochin. See St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, originally built in 1503, and the initial burial site of Vasco da Gama before his remains were moved to Portugal. Admire the Gothic-style Santa Cruz Basilica, a Roman Catholic basilica built by the Portuguese in 1505, known for its beautiful stained glass windows and elaborate frescoes. Witness the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets, introduced by Chinese traders in the 14th century, still in use today and providing a unique photo opportunity at sunset. Stroll along Fort Kochi Beach, a tranquil beach with a picturesque promenade, perfect for a relaxing walk while watching the traditional fishing nets and the scenic views of the Arabian Sea. Visit the Dutch Cemetery, the oldest European cemetery in India established in 1724, offering a glimpse into the colonial past of Cochin with its well-preserved tombstones and epitaphs. Also known as the Paradesi Synagogue, the Jewish Synagogue emphasizes its role as a place of worship for the "White Jews" or Paradesi Jews. Discover the Indo-Portuguese Museum, located in the Bishop’s House, showcasing the Portuguese influence on the art and architecture of Cochin with a collection of artifacts including sculptures, vestments, and altar pieces.

Itenirary
Day 3: Cochin

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel by 12 PM (late check-out subject to room availability). Transfer to airport for departure.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Katthakali dance show at local theatre
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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