Kochi is also called has “Queen of the Arabian Sea”, Kochi was a crucial spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century onward, and maintained a trade network with Arab merchants from the pre-Islamic era. In 1505, the Portuguese established trading ports in Cochin. There are still buildings just like the Old Harbour House from this period, a number of which have been renovated in more recent times. Cochin allied with the Ming Dynasty, Portuguese, and Dutch and became a princely state of the British. Kochi ranks first within the total number of international and domestic tourist arrivals in Kerala.
Fort Kochi features a quaint ambience and the colonial buildings, telling the tales of centuries-old cultural and commercial interaction with the colonial powers of the West, makes an enormous impression. Mattancherry, the western part of the corporation of Cochin, was once a bustling centre of trade, particularly in spices. Invasions from across the ocean was frequent and the invaders left indelible marks on the landscape, culture, art and social history of the place.
Mattancherry welcomed every migrant community that came to her with warmth and provided them with ample opportunities to flourish. Because of the benevolence of the erstwhile kings of Cochin, communities like Jews, Konkanis, Gujaratis, Jains and Marathis made the place their home. Even today, Mattancherry has people of various tongues and ethnic identities. Churches, agraharams, mosques and a synagogue co-exist within the area, together with the buildings of the colonial era, pointing to a vibrant past and a harmonious present.
Ernakulam, the urbane face of Kochi, is a busy metropolis with crowded shopping malls, restaurants and high-rises. On the cultural, political, commercial and industrial fronts, Ernakulam is on the leading edge.
- Duration: 04 Days / 03 Nights
- Price: INR /- 13300/- per adult (Minimum 2 adults required)
Day 01: Arrival in Cochin; Drive to Fort-Kochi (43km / 01:30 Hours)
Day 02: Kochi Experience
Day 03: Kochi Experience
Day 04: Check out after breakfast and drop to Cochin;
End of Tour
Pick up from Cochin Airport/Ernakulam Railway Station Check in into a hotel and the rest of the day in the hotel
Morning 09;00 breakfast at hotel. After breakfast by 09;30 you will be guided to Mattanchery where you will explore Portuguese built a palace (Dutch Palace), Jews Street and Jew
Synagogue. On the way back will visit Jain temple which is built by Gujarati Jain community in Cochin. After lunch will visit old Santa Cruz Basilica, St Francis church, Dutch cemetery. After spending time walking in Fort Kochi old streets, we will relax in Fort Kochi beach until sunset.
Breakfast at the hotel by 09:00. And sight-seeing will be starting from 09:30 Am. The guide will come to the hotel lobby and take you to second day activities. Morning journey to Kumbalangi fishing village, there we can see the daily life of villagers. On the way back, we will visit other neighboring village’s beautiful landscapes. On the way back to the
city, will spend some time at Puthenthodu beach. After lunch, will drive to Kerala Folklore Museum thereafter will go to Marine Drive where we will spend our evening.
Breakfast at hotel 8:30 and leisure time until checkout. Airport drop by 12 PM
Note: Tour activities start from 9;00 am in the morning and end by 06;00pm every day.
Inclusive In Packages
Airport pickup & drop
Accommodation 3 nights
Breakfast 3 days
Sight-seeing 2 days
Transportation: Taxi cab
Any entry tickets
Lunch, Tea, Dinner
Personal Transportation service after package timing.
Any others not in inclusive