COCHIN HERITAGE TOUR WITH KERALA MARTIAL ART SHOW AND BACKWATER CRUISE-Min 10Pax
Exploring Kochi's rich history and heritage. Fort Kochi is a historical neighbourhood at the edge of the modern city of Cochin, or Kochi. You will also witness the various methods used by the local fishermen to catch fish and you will also be able to see the Chinese fishing nets. Drench yourself in Cochin Martial Arts with one of the most popular art form, Kalaripayattu. An hour long session of Kalaripayattu in Kochi will introduce you to the practice of the arts in the battlefield where you will visit the traditional training space for Kalaripayattu. The art form will be demonstrated to you where four to six people flexibly move through, making some impressive steps and jumps. You will also learn about twenty seven weapons used as well as an explanation on each. Enjoying and relaxing one hour cruise through the backwaters. Open up your vistas to the spectacular views of Marine Drive and Bolgatty Palace.
per adult from
6 to 7 hours
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- All Fees and Taxes
- Alcoholic Beverages
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Fort Kochi, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace) :-The Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, presented to the Raja of Kochi and renovated by the Dutch 100 years later. It now houses a great collection of portraits of Maharajas, some of the best mythological murals in India, as well as old Dutch maps, royal palanquins and period furniture. It is open every day from 10.00h to 17.00h except for Fridays, when it’s closed.
Jew Town and the Paradesi Sinagogue:- Jew Town Road is lined up by shops featuring Hebrew words such as Shalom, Stars of David and other Jewish symbols, but they are now run by other residents of Kochi. It’s one of the oldest antique markets in India and it’s great for a spot of shopping. In addition to antiques, here you will find spices, all sorts of garments such as kurtas, scarves, etc and also plenty of souvenirs – these are just some of the things to buy in Kochi.
Beautiful colonial era churches:- The St. Francis Church was built by the Portuguese in 1503, just a couple of years after Vasco da Gama’s first visit, making it the oldest European Church in India. Vasco da Gama died during his third visit to the Malabar Coast, and was buried in this church. His remains were moved to Lisbon a while later, but you can still see his original burial site.
The Santa Cruz Basilica is just a 5 min walk away from the St Francis church. It was built by the Portuguese, and rebuilt in its current form by the British.
There’s a Dutch Cemetery with more than a hundred graves just a couple of minutes from the beach. It is usually kept locked, so you can only take a peek through the gate.
Kalaripayattu-the oldest of martial arts-is a gift to the modern world and known as the mother of all martial arts. An hour long session of Kalaripayattu in Kochi will introduce you to the practice of the arts in the battlefield where you will visit the traditional training space for Kalaripayattu.
Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi:- The chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets.
Backwater Cruise:- The backwaters separating Ernakulam from Fort Kochi and Mattanchery are dotted with many small and mid-sized islands. A boat ride through the backwaters is an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 5 hours
Departure Point :Cochin Port, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.