Cochin Private Tours

Elephant festival, Elephant festival tour , private guide for whole day and lunch

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Elephant festival

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Cochin Private Tours

Cochin private tours with private guide from cochin

Discover the very best of incredible india with us. Travel in small group or private tour ensuring an intimate discovery of the regional fascinating history,landscape including backwaters, paddy fields and bustling festival streets.

Explore cochin , a place of extreme beauty and experience the essence of rich Indian culture and make your visit most memorable within this short visit.

This tailor made special tour for Cruise ship passengers enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your world tour runs smoothly in cochin.

Itinerary:

Overview:
Visit the gateway to Kerala, Kochi, a destination situated on the southwestern coast of the India, on a full-day tour. Kochi was the first European settlement in India and is located between blue waters of the Arabian Sea and Kerala’s emerald backwaters.

Description:
Discover the historical city of Kochi on a full-day tour. Visit the churches, synagogues, and museums in the city, and learn the rich history of this Indian city.

A gateway to Kerala, Kochi is situated on the southwestern coast of the India. The city was the first European settlement in India. Its location between blue waters of the Arabian Sea and Kerala’s emerald backwaters, and its rich medley of Indian and foreign architecture makes it a favorite tourist spot. It is also the industrial and commercial capital of South India.

Begin your trip with pick-up at your hotel, and then continue on to sightseeing. You will visit the Jewish Synagogue, which is the oldest synagogue in India, built in 1568. The synagogue is decorated with Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers.

Next, you will see St. Francis Church. The first European church of India, it is dedicated to St. Anthony. The church was built in 1516. it is famous for being the initial burial place for the explorer, Vasco de Gama, who was later taken to Lisbon.

Head to see the Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1557 as a gift to the Raja of Cochin. It is a 2-story building around a central courtyard and also has numerous temples. It is also known as Mattancherry Palace. After exploring the grounds, you will enjoy lunch at a city restaurant.

In the afternoon, make your way to the Indo-Portuguese Museum, established by Dr. Joseph Kureethra to protect the rich heritage of Portuguese influence on the city. The museum basically has 5 main sections which are Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil Life, and Cathedral.

Finally, you will be taken to the Chinese Fishing Nets. Set up on teak wood and bamboo poles, these fishing nets have their origin in China. These were introduced by Chinese explorer Zheng He and the site has become a major tourist attraction. When you are done, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Whats Included :

Pick-up and drop off at Cochin Port (Ships Berth)
Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
1 hour backwater cruise
. Lunch at resort
.English speaking guide for whole day
.you can pay on arrival

Description:
Spend time in Fort Cochin, popularly known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, as a local might. This industrial capital of Kerala, located on the South-West coast of India, is the commercial hub of the thriving state. Explore the city with a knowledgeable and friendly guide and get the local experience.

Your guide will meet you at your predetermined destination to pick you up and drive you to Fort Cochin. Once there, you’ll visit the local spice and vegetable market and take in all the sights, sounds and smells. Your next destination will be a stroll through the colonial roads of Fort Cochin, where you can visit the Fish market, and see Chinese fishing nets amongst other things.

Then head over to the St. Francis church to see Vasco de Gama tomb, followed by a visit to the Santa Cruse Basilica. After that you can enjoy a cruise through the Harbor before enjoying lunch. After lunch you still have quite a few activities in store for you as you will visit the Dutch Palace museum and Jewish town. Finally, before ending your tour, you will see the Paradesi Synagogue.

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