Shades of Kochi- Cultural & Heritage Day Tour

Shades of Kochi- Cultural & Heritage Day Tour (1 Day)- Overview

Enjoy this walking and tuk -tuk (autorickshaw) tour with an English and Italian Speaking Guide in Fort Kochi. This tour includes walking as well as journey in a  tuk -tuk (autorickshaw) or an AC car depending upon the number of people.

On this half-day cultural tour you will skip the typical crowded tourist sites for an opportunity to get up close and personal with the cultural side of Kochi, a popular city known as the Queen of Arabian Sea in the state of Kerala. Your English-speaking driver will pick you up from the dock for this part walking/part coach experience.

Join in with the fishermen trying their luck at catching fish with Chinese fishing nets and peruse the Fort Kochi Fish Market. At the temple of the turmeric goddess (Manjal Bhagvati) observe the temple offerings and ladies can participate in a group henna application for a nominal fee at a nearby house. Visit the local food markets where you can see the wooden instruments used to make meals such as puttu and appam. While at the market watch a Papadum making session, this thin, crisp, disc-shaped dough has a nutty taste and is made from peeled black gram flour.

 

Visit the beautiful Tirumala Devaswom temple and an old palace with traditional Kerala granaries to save rice that is being renovated. See Sarpa Kavu, or the Abode of Snakes. Naga Raja (King of the Snakes) and other Naga Devatas (snake deities) are represented here and they routinely receive ceremonial offerings.

 

Make your way to Koonankurishu Palli, a revered pilgrim center for Christians in Kerala that contains the resting remains of St. George. Consecrated in 1751, this church was the first in India and played a crucial role in shaping the leadership of the church body here. Proceed by car to the nearby Abode of Negroes and learn of their Black magic traditions.

 

Conclude your tour with a kolam making demonstration at the Brahmin Hindu Agraharam which is the Hindu Quarter in Fort Kochi. This Southern Indian style of geometrical line painting uses rice flour and other colored powders and is traditionally created in front of Hindu houses by female family members who will help you create a kolam before your ride back to the ship. Book now to observe and participate in the rich cultural diversity of the Kochi people.

  • English Speaking Guide to Get up close and personal with the cultural side of Kochi
  • Join the fishermen and try Fising in Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Apply Traditional Floral Design for Ladies -Henna at a Hindu Home in Kochi.
  • Visit the local food markets and view puttu and appam making instruments.
  • Watch a Papadum making session
  • Visit the beautiful Tirumala Devaswom temple and view from outside (Non Hindus are not permitted Inside)
  • Visit an old palace with traditional Kerala granaries
  • See Sarpa Kavu, or the Abode of Snakes and listen to Guide in English about Snake Emperor
  • Visit Koonankurishu Palli,which contains the resting remains of St. George.
  • Draw a kolam with rice flour at the Brahmin Hindu Agraharam which is the Hindu Quarter in Fort Kochi.
  • Tour does not include St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, etc. These can be included by special request (at an additional cost)
  • Drop to any place outside Fort Kochi City Limits
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Indian Visa Fee for Foreign Guests
  • Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions
  • Tips & gratuities for drivers & guides
  • Meals not mentioned in the Itinerary or Inclusions
  • Drinks (neither with meals, nor on vehicles or during tours, unless otherwise indicated)
  • Items of a personal nature, such as telephone bills, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Waiting or additional transfer fees if clients miss shuttle transfers or transfers booked for a specific time

Also Included

  • Sightseeing

Shades of Kochi- Cultural & Heritage Day Tour (1 Day)- Itinerary

Map of Distance Covered

The total distance from alleppey to kochi airport is 12 kilometers and the road passes through cultural tour attractions in Fort Kochi . The road conditions can be crowded though on occasion with pedestrians, cattle and local traffic! The activities on this trip are geared for anyone including children.

Essential Information

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  • Kochi Port or any hotel in Fort Kochi Area
  • A/ C Car
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