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Indo-Portuguese Museum Tours

Indo-Portuguese Museum
The Indo-Portuguese Museum was set up by the late bishop of Kochi to preserve and showcase the significant influence of the Portuguese Catholic community in Fort Kochi and its surroundings. A popular attraction, it depicts the art, architecture, and culture of this community and gives visitors a glimpse of the original fort’s foundations.

The Basics
The Indo-Portuguese Museum is divided into five parts, each relating to the particular type of artifacts on display: altar, treasure, procession, civil life, and cathedral. Articles in its collection all bear the mark of Portuguese influence, including part of a 16th-century teak-wood altar, a 19th-century chasuble, and a processional cross made from silver and wood. It’s a popular stop on Kochi city tours and multi-day excursions.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Indo-Portuguese Museum is a must-visit for travelers with an interest in religion, history, and art.
  • Most of the museum is wheelchair-accessible.
  • Though most exhibits include descriptions in English, visiting with a guide can be helpful.

How to Get There
The Indo-Portuguese Museum is located inside the grounds of the Bishop's House in Fort Kochi, a 5-minute walk inland from the beach. Getting to Fort Kochi from mainland Ernakulam takes about half an hour by taxi without traffic; travelers can also take a ferry from the mainland to the Mattancherry Boat Jetty and catch a rickshaw over to Fort Kochi.
 
When to Get There
The Indo-Portuguese Museum is a year-round destination, and as it’s indoors, it’s a great option for travelers visiting during the hot (March through May) or rainy (June through October) months. Opening hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, and admission is free on the first Thursday of every month.

The Portuguese in India
Portugal has had a colonial presence in India since Vasco da Gama first landed on the subcontinent in 1498 and remained present to some extent for nearly five centuries. After gaining independence from Britain in 1947, India demanded that Portugal return their colonies. India eventually invaded and took back the last Portuguese strongholds in Goa, Daman, and Diu in 1961, but Portugal only formally recognized Indian control of the area in 1975.
Address: Bishop Kureethara Rd, Kochi, Kerala, India 682001, India
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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
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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
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$40.00
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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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Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Cochin - A Local Experience by Khidma Tourism

Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Cochin - A Local Experience by Khidma Tourism

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You can experience a local Tuk Tuk tour to discover the treditional landmarks of Kochi which includes ancient Chinese fishing nets, the historical European settlements like Vasco de gama church and dutch cemetery, the Dutch palace, a museum under ASI, and walk through Jewish street towards Jewish synagogue and also experience the life of local people. We arrange pick up from Any hotels in Fort Cochin Areas. You can fill hotel details at the time of booking. There is Separate package for travelers coming by ships.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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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
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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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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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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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Group Tour for half day with hotel or port pickup and drop-Off

Group Tour for half day with hotel or port pickup and drop-Off

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See the best of Cochin with your own personal guide on this private half-day tour, with hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off. Traveling between sites by private air-conditioned vehicle, hop out to explore the lanes of Fort Kochi, viewing must-sees like St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz Cathedral. Plus, admire the famous Chinese fishing nets and visit the old Jewish quarter of Mattancherry, with its spice market and Paradesi Synagogue. Entrance fees included.
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  • 5 hours
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Kochi City Tour

Kochi City Tour

Experience your private city tour in Kochi with a trusted people, with guaranteed pick up and timely Drop off. 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 7 hours
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Kochi private Tuk-Tuk (Auto Rickhaw) Tour

Kochi private Tuk-Tuk (Auto Rickhaw) Tour

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Fantastic local experience for a whole day sight seeing trip at your own pace. Friendly tuk-tuk driver and visit many local attractions.
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