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Kochi Offbeat Shore Excursion-4 Hour Old Kochi Heritage Tour with Private Guide

Kochi, India

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Learn about Kochi on a 4-hour small-group tour that is limited to 12 people. See the Chinese fishing nets, visit two food markets, and watch the process of creating a kolam (painting in front of the home). Visit two important Hindu temples, the historic St George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (Koonankurishu Pally), and the Abode of Snakes with an informative guide. Upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included (if option selected)
  • Witness a Kolam making demonstration by females in Brahmin Hindu Ancestral Home
  • Visit Koonankurishu Church where the relics of St. George are stored
  • Watch a demonstration of tools used for coconut dehusking, winnowing and other food related items in Kerala
  • Visit the Tirumala Devaswom Temple and the Abode of Snakes
  • All entrance fees included
Meet the travelers at the Cruise Ship Terminal
Professional English-speaking guide
Travelling towards Fort Kochi by Air conditioned cab / Van. (private car or tuk tuk) from the start location of the tour - Chinese Fishing Nets - till the end location of the tour - Dutch Palace
Try your luck with fishing in Chinese Fishing Nets
Fort Kochi Beach Walk through promenade
Witness a Kolam making demonstration by females in Brahmin Hindu Ancestral Home
Visit Koonankurishu Church where the relics of St. George are stored
Watch a demonstration of tools used for coconut dehusking, winnowing and other food related items in Kerala
Visit the Tirumala Devaswom Temple from Outside and the Statue of Abode of Snakes
Apply Henna (Floral designs with organic paste) in hand for ladies in the group at a local house
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Cruise Ship Terminal pickup and drop-off in car
Food and drinks, unless specified
Any extra activities not included in Inclusions

Departure Point

Ernakulam Wharf, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India

Traveler pickup is offered
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Ports

  • Mattancherry Wharf, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682004, India
  • Ernakulam Wharf, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India


Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to the Chinese fishing nets at 10am to meet your guide.

Start your tour by learning about the history of the Chinese fishing nets, then proceed to the Dutch Cemetery and Fort Emmaneul. Walk through a beach lane to Manjal Bhagvati temple, an have time to receive a henna treatment nearby if desired (own expense). 

Continue to the local market to see how some common foods are made and wander through the colorful stalls. Next up, see Tirumala Devaswom Temple from the outside, followed by a palace with large rice granaries, and the Snake God Park, Sarpa Kavu. The site contains representations of snake deities, and is believed to be inhabited by snakes.

By car, go to the fruit and vegetable market, then check out the fascinating architecture and history of St George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church. 

Conclude your tour with a kolam (painting with colored rice flours) demonstration at the Brahmin Hindu Agraharam. This style of geometrical line painting is traditionally placed in front of Hindu houses by female family members.

Throughout the day, your guide shares details about the contributions from Hindu, Christian, Arab, Dutch, and British communities to the development of Kochi.

Your tour ends after four hours at the entrance to the Dutch Palace, unless you choose the hotel pickup and drop-off option.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chinese Fishing Nets
Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi , Kerala
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Fort Kochi Beach
Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi, Kerala, India
Stop At:  
St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church
Orthodox Koonan Kurish Church, kochi
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mattancherry
Mattacherry Tourist Spots
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Princess Street
Walk through Princess Street in Fort Kochi
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 people per day for this tour
  • Please let us know your arrival ship details and pickup time after you book the tour to ensure we get the permit to come near the ship
  • Tour does not include crowded tourist attractions like St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, etc. These can be included by special request (at an additional cost)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Iris Holidays

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kochi Offbeat Shore Excursion-4 Hour Old Kochi Heritage Tour with Private Guide ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Product code: 33044P1

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