Cochin sightseeing with monuments entrances by Minivan, Car

Cochin one of South India’s most interesting towns, still largely comprises low rise, picturesque buildings. Visit Mattanchery Palace, built by the Portuguese (1557) as a gift for the Raja of Kochi in exchange for trading rights, it was largely rebuilt by the new occupants, the Dutch. Further visit Jewish Synagogue adjacent to the Palace. This gem of a synagogue dating from 1568 (rebuilt in 1662) at the heart of what is called locally Jew Town, now a fascinating mixture of shops (some selling antiques), warehouses and spice auction rooms. Later on drive to Fort Kochi beach area to visit St. Francis Church originally dedicated to Santo Antonio, the patron saint of Portugal, St. Francis Church is the first to reflect the new, European influenced tradition. Vasco da Gama died on the site in 1524 and was originally buried in the cemetery. Fourteen years later his body was removed to Portugal. Our final visit will be to huge Chinese Fishing Nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth.

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$131

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Duration

6 to 9 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Transport by AC private vehicle
    • Government licence English speaking tour guide
    • Monuments entrances
    • Bottled drinking water (2 bottle per person)
    • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
    • Entry/Admission - Mattancherry Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Paradesi Synagogue
    • Entry/Admission - Chinese Fishing Nets
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch during the tour
    • Tips to driver & guide (Optional)
    • Any other sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Mattancherry Palace, Palace Road, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Dutch Palace, Kochi is more popularly known as Mattancherry Palace. It is located at Palace Road, 10 km from Ernakulam city, Kochi. The palace was constructed by the Portuguese and presented to the then Rajah of Kochi. The Dutch Palace in Kochi is a two stored building built around a central courtyard. This traditional style of architecture is known as 'nalukettus' in Kerala.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town Rd Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin) India

    The Cochin Jewish Heritage Center - a museum and a synagogue – which is in the Moshav of Nevatim is a unique and interesting place. The Center provides a glimpse into the diverse Cochin Jewish Heritage through an audio-visual presentation about the community and its customs, a display of original items and a tour of the unique synagogue in the Moshav.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Church of Saint Francis, Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India

    St. Francis CSI Church, in Fort Kochi, originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi Beach Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi, located in the Kochi city of Kerala, make up a very popular tourist attraction. They are fixed land installations, which are used for a very unique and unusual method of fishing. Operated from the shore, these nets are set up on bamboo and teak poles and held horizontally by huge mechanisms, which lower them into the sea.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/12/2020 - 9/30/2022
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Agora Voyages OPC Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-135633P119

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