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Fort Kochi & Beyond: Exploring Cochin’s Rich Heritage

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

Up to 15 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Fort Kochi & Beyond: Exploring Cochin’s Rich Heritage” is a captivating full-day guided tour that delves into the vibrant history and cultural tapestry of Cochin. Discover the splendid Mattanchery Palace, an architectural marvel with Dutch influences, and explore the adjacent Jewish Synagogue nestled in Jew Town. Visit the historic St. Francis Church, which holds the legacy of Vasco da Gama, and witness the mesmerizing sight of Chinese Fishing Nets along the picturesque harbor. This immersive journey offers a glimpse into Cochin’s diverse heritage and its unique blend of cultures, all set against the backdrop of its charming streets and coastal beauty.

Highlights

  • Mattanchery Palace: Explore the enchanting palace with Dutch roots and discover its historical significance.
  • Jewish Synagogue: Step into Jew Town and visit the centuries-old synagogue, filled with unique artifacts.
  • St. Francis Church: Pay homage to history at the church where Vasco da Gama was initially buried.
  • Chinese Fishing Nets: Witness the iconic nets along the harbor and learn about their intriguing origins.
  • Fort Kochi Exploration: Enjoy additional sightseeing in the charming Fort Kochi area, exploring its colonial architecture and rich heritage.

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 $ 137.00
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 $ 238.00
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 $ 375.00
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 $ 476.00
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 $ 596.00
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 $ 733.00
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 $ 870.00

What you will do

Indicative Pick Up Time: 9:00 AM

Indicative Drop Off Time: 5:00 PM

Cochin Cultural Expedition: Palaces, Synagogue, Fort Kochi, and Fishing Nets

Your private guided day tour in Cochin begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel. Prepare to embark on a full-day exploration of Cochin's rich cultural heritage, including additional sights and the enchanting Fort Kochi area.

Mattanchery Palace: Your first stop is Mattanchery Palace, a splendid structure blending Portuguese and Dutch architectural influences. Originally built in 1557, it carries a rich history and striking design.

Jewish Synagogue: Next, step into the heart of Jew Town to explore the Jewish Synagogue, dating back to 1568. This historic site is a testament to the vibrant Jewish heritage in Cochin.

St. Francis Church: Travel to the Fort Kochi beach area and visit St. Francis Church. This church, dedicated to Santo Antonio, showcases European-influenced architecture and holds the tomb of Vasco da Gama.

Chinese Fishing Nets: Explore the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets that grace the harbor entrance. These colossal nets, possibly introduced by Chinese traders in the 14th century, are a symbol of Cochin's maritime legacy.

Fort Kochi: Discover the charm of Fort Kochi, a historic neighborhood filled with colonial-era buildings, quaint streets, and vibrant art scenes. Stroll along its picturesque promenade and soak in the colonial ambiance.

Additional Sights: Depending on your interests, you may also visit other cultural gems in Cochin, such as the Indo-Portuguese Museum, Dutch Cemetery, or explore local markets for unique souvenirs.

After a day filled with cultural immersion and exploration, your guide will drop you off at your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of Cochin's diverse heritage.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Transport by AC vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Monuments entrances
  • Bottled drinking water (2 bottle per person)
  • Lunch
  • Tips to driver & guide
  • Any other sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary

Languages

English

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