Tour overview

The Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin is one of the top places to see in Kerala. The coastal city has a legacy of history that traces back to the first colonialists who landed on the shores. Beaches, Museums, Churches, modern tourist delights, there is so much for travelers to explore. The multi-ethnic heritage of the city is reflected in its tourist sights, food, shopping and every aspect of the town.

Cochin is a prime tourist destination in Kerala and hence it is better known as Kerala’s most metropolitan city.it is an enchanting city that has an electrifying influence of the Arabs, British, Chinese and Portuguese intriguing mix culture and architecture.it is also surrounded by palm groves, greenfield, inland lakes, and backwaters that have enchanted visitors from across the globe for centuries. Visiting Kochi without seeing beautiful Kathakali is a sin; this beautiful dance form in which dancers are decked up in colorful costumes tells an enchanting story of the land with nothing but their expressions and postures.

A great travel destination Kochi is indeed but can indulge in other top tourist attractions in Kochi like Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Ernakulam Shiva Temple, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, etc.

 

Included

  • Accomadation
  • Food
  • Guide

Not Included

  • Entrence fees

Day 1

Spend your first day in Kochi exploring the adjacent historic areas of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry. Mattancherry is best-known for 16th-century Mattancherry Palace, aka the Dutch Palace, which houses frescoes and regal art and artifacts. From here it’s a short walk to the Paradesi Synagogue, also dating to the 16th century and the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. Next, head to Fort Cochin to visit the oldest church in India, St. Francis Church, and the nearby Dutch Cemetery, believed to be the oldest graveyard in the country. Make a stop at the beautiful Santa Cruz Basilica before making your way over to the shore for a photo op with the city’s famous Chinese fishing nets as the sun sets into the sea. Top off your first evening with a traditional Kathakali dance performance, or opt for a package that also includes a Keralan dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2

Devote your second day to a quintessential Kerala experience: a cruise on the backwaters. Most cruises depart from the town of Alleppey, an easy drive from Kochi, and are often staged on kettuvallam, traditional houseboats made of coir (coconut fiber). These cruises often go deep into the state’s extensive network of waterways, passing jungles, rice paddies, and traditional villages along the way. Lunch is often included and is generally typical of the region, with rice, coconut-based curries, and fish. While some backwaters cruises span a few days, half- and full-day packages that include transportation from Kochi are also available.

Day 3

If you managed to see all you want to in Kochi on your first day, spend your final day participating in another day trip. Get up early to visit to the tea-plantation town of Munnar, where high elevation results in lower temperatures. Most tours include tea-factory visits, and some stop at the tea museum. Another popular option—and closer to town—is Pattanam, which many archaeologists believe was once the ancient port town of Muziris. Recent excavations show evidence of settlements as early as 1000 BC. Either way, return to Kochi in time to top off your trip with a South Indian dinner in the food-centric Fort Cochin neighborhood.