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Dutch Cemetery Tours

Dutch Cemetery
Believed to be the oldest burial ground in the country, the Dutch Cemetery in Kochi dates back to the beginning of the 18th century. It houses the tombs of Dutch soldiers and traders who left their homeland in order to expand their country’s colonial empire—and as a result changed the entire course of history in India.

The Basics
A popular stop on Fort Cochin historical tours, this old gated cemetery is distinctly Dutch. Many of the tombs are made of granite, and the epitaphs on each show the records of those of both Dutch and British origin etched out in old Dutch script. The last person laid to rest in the Dutch Cemetery in Kochi was Captain Joseph Ethelbert Winckler in 1913.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Dutch cemetery is a must-visit for history buffs.
  • Wear sunscreen, bug repellent, and good footwear.
  • The gates of the cemetery are often locked; those wishing to access it should ask at nearby St. Francis Church.

How to Get There
The Dutch Cemetery is located in the historic Fort Cochin area, about a half hour drive west of the main city of Ernakulam. The cemetery is on the road that runs parallel to Fort Kochi Beach, south of the Chinese fishing nets and about a 10-minute walk from the Santa Cruz Basilica.

When to Get There
The cemetery can be visited throughout the year, but travelers should note that weather might make the experience less than comfortable. The best time to visit is during the cooler, drier winter months of December through February. March through May can get really hot, while heavy rains can put a literal damper on your visit June through October.

Dutch Malabar
From 1661 through 1795, the Dutch East India Company had a stronghold in the Malabar Coast area, in alliance with the Kingdom of Kochi. Fort Cochin was originally established by the Portuguese, captured by the Dutch in 1663, and then surrendered to the British in 1795. The influences of all three colonial powers can be seen in the area to this day, particularly in local architecture.
Address: Kochi, Kerala, India, India
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Half Day Kochi City Tour, a Kathakali Classical Dance Performance and Dinner

Half Day Kochi City Tour, a Kathakali Classical Dance Performance and Dinner

Travelers short on time in Kochi, or who just want to experience its highlights in a short time, will love this convenient half-day tour with Kathakali show and dinner. Spend the afternoon touring Kochi's highlights—such as the Chinese Fishing Nets, Jew Town, and St. Francis Church—then relax as you watch a dramatic Kathakali classical dance performance. Round off the day with a tasty dinner in a local restaurant.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$240.00
Price varies by group size
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$240.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Guided Kochi Tuk tuk Tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

Private Guided Kochi Tuk tuk Tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

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Explore the best of Kochi on a private tuk-tuk tour. Discover the city’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace, and the Jewish synagogue and learn about the history of Kochi from your tour guide. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors and is a great way to explore the city like a local as you ride in the back of a tuk-tuk.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
Price varies by group size
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$35.00
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Private Tuk Tuk Tours in Kochi with Hotel Pickup

Private Tuk Tuk Tours in Kochi with Hotel Pickup

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Benefit from personalized attention and a fully customizable itinerary on this private tour of Kochi and Mattanchery in a tuk-tuk (auto-rickshaw). Ride through the streets like a local, listening to commentary on Kochi's history and culture from your driver-guide. Visit highlights such as the Chinese fishing nets, the Dutch Palace, the Jain temple, and St. Francis church. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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$15.00
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KOCHI Tuk-tuk tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

KOCHI Tuk-tuk tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

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Our Tuk-Tuk Tours is a local collective of Tuk Tuk drivers who provide personalised tours in and around Fort Kochi. Our tours are tailored to suit your needs, whether you would like to visit all the famous tourist sites or explore local eateries or shop for souvenirs to take back home with you. This tour is the one we recommend for the guests from the Cruise Ships. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.39
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$15.39

A Heritage walking tour in Fort kochi and Mattancherry with a local guide !

A Heritage walking tour in Fort kochi and Mattancherry with a local guide !

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Explore the Fort Kochi and Mattancherry areas on a walking tour with a local host. See a few of Kochi’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, Old Hindu Temple, and the Jewish synagogue. Learn about the history of the area and the many cultures who came through Kochi’s ports over the years as you explore on foot.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.00
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$22.00
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Best of kochi ! A private tour in kochi with a local guide !

Best of kochi ! A private tour in kochi with a local guide !

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Travel with a local ,Is the best way of seeing things. During the tour , you will be with a local guide from the same city, which will make your day an experience rather than a tour. Know the history ,life and cultures of the old city where more than 30 communities live together in peace and harmony.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Fort Kochi

Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Fort Kochi

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Our unique private Tuk-tuk tour of Fort Kochi is tailored to suit all your needs. You can explore all the historical Sightseeing attractions, explore local culture, taste local food and shopping....
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.83
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$11.83

Fortkochi Private Tuk Tuk Tour

Fortkochi Private Tuk Tuk Tour

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Our Tuk-Tuk Tours is a local collective of Tuk Tuk drivers who provide personalised tours in and around Fort Kochi. Our tours are tailored to suit your needs, whether you would like to visit all the famous tourist sites or explore local eateries or shop for souvenirs to take back home with you. This tour is only for the hotels situated in Fortkochi, Mattancherry and Ernakulam. For pickup from the cruise terminal or Cochin port, please use the other option of booking KOCHI Tuk-tuk Tours with Pickup from the Cruise Ships.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.31
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$12.31

Kochi PARADISE Tuk-tuk tour with Pickup from the Cruise Ships

Kochi PARADISE Tuk-tuk tour with Pickup from the Cruise Ships

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Experience your private Tuk-Tuk tour in Kochi with a trusted people, with guaranteed pick up from the cruise ship and timely Drop off to the cruise terminal. Explore the historical monuments and learn more about Kochi's rich history from your Driver/Local Expert. Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. Kochi was the center of the Indian spice trade for many centuries. Because of its rich spice history, Kochi was a major attraction for foreign traders. During this tour, you will travel in tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) to explore Kochi's most important landmarks like Chinese fishing nets , St Francis church, the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, the Jain temple and more. And also some local places like Dhobhi Khana(Local Washing area), Ginger ware house(packing/drying of spices), and womens cooperatives spice markets, (spice making/ candle making, inscents making etc) to experience the life of local people. This tour includes monument entrance fees.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.31
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$15.31

Cochin Heritage Tour

Cochin Heritage Tour

You will be received by our representative and private guide and taken to Old Cochin. Cochin heritage tour starts with Dutch Palace(closed on Fridays). Though Built by Portuguese in 1555, it is known as Dutch Palace. The main glory of the Dutch Palace is the art form of Hindu Temple. Dutch Cemetery was built in the year 1724 and the oldest cemetery in India. Nearby Bishop House we find out Indo- Portuguese Museum. Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday noon and Saturday) another historic attraction of Cochin heritage tour. A number of Copper plates described in Hebrew script are maintained here. The next capture point is St.Francis Church built by Portuguese in 1510. Vasco-da-Gama was buried here and later 14 years his remains were taken to Portugal. Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is nearby and it’s also by Portuguese in the year 1505 The Chinese Fishing nets are another famous spot in Fort Cochin. (Minimum 2 persons required. This offer is not valid between December 15 to January 10)
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$51.29
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Cochin Private guided Tuk Tuk tours with pick up from cruise ships

Cochin Private guided Tuk Tuk tours with pick up from cruise ships

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During this Private Guided tour in kochi , you will be provided quaranteed pick up from the cruise terminal and drop off. You will Experience various Historical Landmarks of kochi in an airconditioned van or cab with a professional guide. The main highlight of this tour is Ride on a Tuk Tuk (Auto Rickshaw) through the local streets experiencing the life of local people in Dhobhi( Laundry), Pappadam making, bazar markets, spice / ginger warehouses, Hindu temples , local shopping areas etc. The other main places visited during your tour with local guide are : (1) Fortkochi where you will find old colonial buildings,traditional fishing nets, St Francis church ( first european church in India), Santa cruz Basilica church,Chinese fishing Nets, Dutch cemetery etc. (2) Mattancherry, where Royal Family of cochin Kingdom and Jewish community were living , Dutch palace, a museum under Archeology and the historical Jewish quarters and the only functioning Jewish synagogue (Pardesi Synagogue).
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Private guided VIP tour in kochi with pickup !

Private guided VIP tour in kochi with pickup !

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Discover the highlights of kochi like a VIP, in an Air conditioned premier vehicle with a private guide. Kochi was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries, because of her rich spice history, kochi was attracted by most of the foreign traders. Kochi was the first european colonies for Portuguese in the colonial India from the year 1500-1663, followed by Dutch and later by the British. It is the old buildings which most clearly reveal this deep-rooted colonial influence. In 1947, when India gained independence from the British colonial rule, Cochin was the first princely state to join the Indian Union willingly. During the tour in the old city , we will discover the traditional landmarks of historical Kochi, which includes ancient Chinese fishing nets, the historical European settlements like Vasco de gama church and dutch cemetry and later towards the Dutch palace, a museum under Archeology and spend time walking through the historical Jew town towards the Jewish synagogue.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Tuk-Tuk Tour of Kochi - A Guide Sightseeing Tour

Tuk-Tuk Tour of Kochi - A Guide Sightseeing Tour

Get a chance to explore highlights of Kochi, a major port city in Kerala. The biggest city in the state is a must-visit to discover the history of India of colonial times. Chinese Fishing Net, origin unclear, but said to be bought by a Chinese explorer Zheng He, is one of the major attractions. Dig in the history of Kochi by grabbing this opportunity to discover St Francis Church, Dutch cemetery, Santa Cruz basilica church, Jain temple, Dutch Palace, and Jewish Synagogue. Not just this get a chance to visit the Ginger warehouse and the Spice market as welland know about the culture of the city. This guided tour for eight hours and thirty minutes will leave you with memories you will cherish for years. The Tuk-Tuk will help you reach all the places and allow you to have a seamless experience. Tour Timings: Anytime between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • 4 hours
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$15.70
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$15.70
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Half-Day Kochi Private Walking Tour with Guide

Half-Day Kochi Private Walking Tour with Guide

Explore the Fort Kochi and Mattancherry areas on a walking tour with a local guide. See a few of Kochi’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, Old Hindu Temple, and the Jewish synagogue. Learn about the history of the area and the many cultures who came through Kochi’s ports over the years as you explore on foot.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.00
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$21.00

Fort Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour & Sightseeing with a Local Driver

Fort Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour & Sightseeing with a Local Driver

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Explore Kochi by the iconic tuk tuk with the help of a local expert for sightseeing as a driver. Visit the top 10 places in Kochi like Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace,Church of Saint Francis ,Chinese Fishing Nets ,Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ,Dutch Cemetery ,Fort Kochi Beach ,Jain Temple ,Cochin Spice Market ,Mattancherry Palace and Paradesi Synagogue in addition to local shopping at your favorite places. This tour is fully customisable as per the requirements of the customer
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.39
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$17.39

Walking Tour Of Fortkochi

Walking Tour Of Fortkochi

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Fort Cochin is marked for one of the earliest establishments of foreign trade in Kerala. The heritage walk is an awesome 1.5 km on foot, which takes us back to the 1500’s when the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English was busy trading the wealth. The island provided them a very wonderful place to trade and refresh. The heritage walk meets us at different monuments which reminds us of these historical landmarks.  We will also visit Fort Kochi’s seaside promenade, and get a glimpse of daily life in Kochi.  The walk lasts 2 hours and is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Heritage & Cultural Trails of Kochi - Guided Walking Tour

Heritage & Cultural Trails of Kochi - Guided Walking Tour

Experience authentic Kochi on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, its history, vibrant culture, and people with lots of wonderful stories and fun facts about in the city. Explore and experience some of the most important places of this beautiful city that are not to be missed, including some hidden yet prominent lanes and places that we bet you can't even find on the internet. Visit places like the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Indo Portuguese Museum, Dutch Cemetery, David Hall Art Cafe, Old houses, Lanes and Ruins of the Gunnery of Fort Emmanuel, Bastion Bungalow and Chinese fishing net, Kashi Art Cafe, St. Francis CSI Church, famous markets, shopping streets and beautiful viewpoints across the Fort Kochi Beach. Starting Point: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Kochi End Point: St. Francis CSI Church, Fort Kochi Morning Tour: 9 AM to 11 AM Evening Tour: 5 PM to 7 PM
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.31
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$12.31

Local Place Seen in Tuk Tuk

Local Place Seen in Tuk Tuk

Hi guys here is best and cheapest method to explore the Hide along with the very traditional and historical heritage site’s of Kochi and with very experienced tuk tuk driver’s We are fourteen tuk tuk driver’s who are having ten to fifteen years working experience with tourists we are forming a group to showing our city oldest European settlement of India fort Kochi and Mattancherry, in fort Kochi you can see St. Francis Church and very traditionally Chinese fishing nets, Dutch cemetery, Santa Cruz Basilica church, Indo Portuguese museum, and Dobhy Khana its one of the very traditional hand washing place.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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$26.44
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$26.44
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Kochi Shore excursion for cruise passengers with a local guide and Tuk Tuk ride

Kochi Shore excursion for cruise passengers with a local guide and Tuk Tuk ride

Benefit of a private local guide from the same old city of kochi and also a fun ride in Tuk tuk through the local streets. Your guide will meet you at Cochin port and guide your team towards the oldest part of kochi called Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Kochi was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries, because of her rich spice history kochi was attracted by most of the foreign traders.Kochi was the first european colonies for Portuguese in the colonial India from the year 1500-1663, followed by Dutch and later by the British. During your tour in Fort kochi and mattancherry we will discover the traditional landmarks of Kochi,like Chinese fishing nets, Vasco de gama church and also the Dutch palace, a museum under Archeology and later walks through the Jewish street towards Jewish synagogue. Along with the historical places,you will also visit some other places like Dhobhi (local laundry), Spice ware houses etc to discover the life of the local people in the old kochi city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
From
$150.00
Price varies by group size

Kochi Tuk Tuk Tours

Kochi Tuk Tuk Tours

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Explore the best of Kochi on a private Tuk-Tuk tour. Discover the city’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace, and the Jewish synagogue and learn about the history of Kochi from your tour guide. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors and is a great way to explore the city like a local as you ride in the back of a Tuk-Tuk.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.77
Price varies by group size
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$30.77
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Adventure,Culture and Life of kochi with a local and free hotel Pickup !!

Adventure,Culture and Life of kochi with a local and free hotel Pickup !!

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Discover historic Kochi on a private tour with an English-speaking guide. As the center of spice trade in 16th century India, Kochi was one of the first European colonies in India. View the European influence on Kochi’s historic buildings, and see landmarks like Vasco de Gama Church, the Dutch Palace, and the Jewish synagogue. Enjoy round-trip transport in an air-conditioned van.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
Price varies by group size
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$29.00
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Private Tour in Kochi for Cruise Ships

Half-Day Private Tour in Kochi for Cruise Ships

Experience your private taxi sightseeing tour in Kochi with a trusted people, with guaranteed pick up from the cruise ship and timely Drop off to the cruise terminal. Explore the historical monuments and learn more about Kochi's rich history from your Driver/Local Expert. Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. Kochi was the center of the Indian spice trade for many centuries. Because of its rich spice history, Kochi was a major attraction for foreign traders. During this tour, you will travel in a taxi to explore Kochi's most important landmarks like Chinese fishing nets , St Francis church, the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, the Jain temple and more. And also some local places like Dhobhi Khana(Local Washing area), Ginger ware house(packing/drying of spices), and womens cooperatives spice markets, (spice making/ candle making, inscents making etc) to experience the life of local people. This tour includes monument entrance fees.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

LITTLE KOCHI TUK-TUK TOURS With Pickup from Cruise Ships

LITTLE KOCHI TUK-TUK TOURS With Pickup from Cruise Ships

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Experience your private Tuk-Tuk tour in Kochi with a trusted people, with guaranteed pick up from the cruise ship and timely Drop off to the cruise terminal. Explore the historical monuments and learn more about Kochi's rich history from your Driver/Local Expert. Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. Kochi was the center of the Indian spice trade for many centuries. Because of its rich spice history, Kochi was a major attraction for foreign traders. During this tour, you will travel in tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) to explore Kochi's most important landmarks like Chinese fishing nets , St Francis church, the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, the Jain temple and more. And also some local places like Dhobhi Khana(Local Washing area), Ginger ware house(packing/drying of spices), and womens cooperatives spice markets, (spice making/ candle making...etc) to experience the life of local people. This tour includes all monument entrance fees.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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$15.00

KOCHI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING TUK-TUK Tours

KOCHI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING TUK-TUK Tours

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Our Tuk-Tuk Tours is a local collective of Tuk Tuk drivers who provide personalised tours in and around Fort Kochi. Our tours are tailored to suit your needs, whether you would like to visit all the famous tourist sites or explore local eateries or shop for souvenirs to take back home with you. This tour is only for the hotels situated in Fortkochi, Mattancherry and Ernakulam...
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00
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$12.00

Gods Own Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour

Gods Own Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour

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If you select this tour packages, you can see the unknown face of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. The places here in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry was filled with lot and lots of history. Also by selecting our tour packages you can see and understand the culture of Real Kochi.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.05
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$38.05
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Should I book Dutch Cemetery tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dutch Cemetery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 29 Dutch Cemetery tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Dutch Cemetery 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dutch Cemetery costs USD 240.00. Guided Dutch Cemetery tours start around USD 240.00 per person. See all 29 Dutch Cemetery tickets and tours on Viator.
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