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Kochi City Local Sightseeing Day Tour

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Trip Overview

Do you believe that airports have names, but journeys don’t? So take a journey on the Kochi sightseeing day tour and experience some of the best moments of your vacation. Kochi, a coastal city in the southwestern state of Kerala, India, is a captivating blend of rich history, diverse culture, and stunning natural beauty. Known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea," Kochi boasts a picturesque waterfront, historic fortresses, and charming colonial-era architecture.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the colonial city of Cochin on the Arabian Sea.
  • Look at the age-old method of fishing using Chinese nets.
  • See the Jewish Synagogue.
  • Discover the oldest European church in India.
  • Hassle-free pick-up and drop-off facility.
  • Services of an expert driver on an all-private tour.


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DETAILED OVERVIEW

  • Kochi, a vibrant city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, is a melting pot of cultures and influences. Known for its picturesque backwaters, bustling spice markets, and colonial architecture, Kochi offers visitors a unique blend of history, tradition, and modernity. The city's iconic landmarks include the Chinese fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace, and the tranquil backwater cruises, making it a must-visit destination for travelers exploring the beauty of Kerala.


Kochi City Local Sightseeing Tour Itinerary

  • The guests are picked up from the hotel or residence in Kochi city limits at the selected time slot.

  • We will be taking a tour of Kochi by visiting the following attractions:
  • The Dutch Cemetery: believed to be the oldest in India, and it was built according to Dutch architecture.

  • Fort Kochi: Explore the historic neighborhood with its colonial architecture, art galleries, and vibrant street life. Don't miss the iconic Chinese fishing nets along the waterfront.

  • Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace): Admire the intricate Kerala mural paintings, Hindu temple art, and Portuguese influences in this 16th-century palace, located in the heart of Mattancherry.

  • Jew Town and Synagogue: Wander through the narrow lanes of Jew Town, browse antique shops, and visit the Paradesi Synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogues in the Commonwealth.

  • St. Francis Church: Pay a visit to the oldest European church in India, where explorer Vasco da Gama was initially buried before his remains were transferred to Portugal.

  • Marine Drive: Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic promenade, offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the bustling harbor.

  • Kerala Folklore Museum: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Kerala through its artifacts, traditional art forms, and architectural marvels housed in this museum.

  • Hill Palace Museum: Explore the sprawling complex, once the royal residence of the Kochi Maharajas, now converted into a museum showcasing artifacts, paintings, and sculptures.

  • Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort: Relax amidst lush greenery and colonial charm at this heritage hotel and island resort, offering scenic views of the backwaters and modern amenities.

  • Kerala Kathakali Centre: Witness the mesmerizing Kathakali dance performances, showcasing elaborate costumes, expressive facial movements, and traditional storytelling.

  • Cherai Beach: Unwind at this pristine beach with golden sands, gentle waves, and coconut groves, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

  • Santa Cruz Basilica: Marvel at the Gothic architecture and stunning interiors of this historic church, a symbol of Kochi's Christian heritage.

  • Ernakulathappan Temple: Located in the heart of Kochi city, near the Shiva temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It's a revered temple among the locals and hosts various festivals throughout the year.

  • Sri Gopalakrishna Devaswom Temple (ISKCON Kochi): Situated near the Marine Drive, this temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It's a serene place for meditation and spiritual retreats.

  • Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple (Tripunithura Temple):  This temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is known for its grand architecture and cultural significance.

 

  • Drive through the local shopping streets of Fort Kochi and buy souvenirs.

  • The Jain temple, which is more than a century old and is famous for mass pigeon feeding.
  • Also, take a visit to local traditional spice, tea, perfume, and ginger warehouses and stop by for some souvenirs in the local markets.

  • At the end of the tour, the guest will be dropped off at the hotel or residence.

Please note

  • This is not a guided tour; the driver will not be the guide for the tour.
  • A well-experienced professional driver knows all the places to take the tour.
  • This is a local city tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for any outstation tour.

 

Basic Details

Start Point
Hotel/Residence in Kochi
Finish Point
Hotel/Residence in Kochi
Start time
7:00 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:30 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingCorporate Team-OutingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O2427A1277

Inclusions

  • All transportation using air-conditioned private cab.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Kochi city limits.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • 8 hours and 80 kilometres of usage (can be extended with extra charges).
  • Tour as per the itinerary (you may skip or add some places in the region).

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance fees.
  • Any toll and parking charges (To be paid as per actuals to the driver).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any meals.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour.
  • The booking price is applicable if the pick-up and drop-off is the same location.
  • Pick up and drop off location can be different but an extra charge will apply. To be paid to the driver directly.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 250 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a limit of 8 hours and 80 kilometres. 
  • After 8 hour and 80 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver).
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 13 per km and Rs. 150 per hour (additional kilometre & hourly charge).
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 18 per km and Rs. 200 per hour (additional kilometre and hourly charge).
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested by you during the booking in "Special Request" section, the team will try their best to fulfil the request but the same cannot be promised for sure.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Review (1)

5.0

Tarek

27 Dec 2019

Driver was great we enjoyed his company

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick-up point in city limits. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
  • The contact person details and phone number are shared in booking voucher sent to you via email after booking.
  • The driver and cab details are share 2 to 4 hours prior to the tour starting time.
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