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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.

per adult from

$28

AUD

Duration

1 to 6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Experienced TukTuk Driver
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Mattancherry Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Church of Saint Francis
    • Entry/Admission - Paradesi Synagogue
    • Entry/Admission - Dutch Cemetery
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi Beach Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    These huge cantilevered fishing nets are the legacy of one of the first visitors to the Malabar Coast. Erected here between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the court of Kublai Khan, these nets are set up on teak wood and bamboo poles. The best place to watch the nets being lowered into the sea and catch being brought in is the Vasco da Gama Square, a narrow promenade that runs along the beach. The Square is an ideal place to idle, with stalls serving fresh delicious seafood, tender coconut etc.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Jew Town, Old Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682002 India

    The Maharaja of Travancore and Cochin gave shelter to the Jewish community here after the Moorish Arabs attacked them in 1524 due to their trade monopoly. They were given an area right opposite the Maharaja's palace, which subsequently became known as Jew Town. It was here, at the end of a narrow cobbled road that they built the Pardesi synagogue in 1568.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Princess Street, Main Street, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    One of the earliest streets to be constructed in Fort Kochi, Princess Street with its European style residences still retains its old world charm. The best view of this quaint street can be had from Loafers Corner, the traditional meeting place and hangout of the jovial fun loving people of the area.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mattancherry Palace, Palace Road, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi, the palace was renovated in 1663 by the Dutch. On display here are beautiful murals depicting scenes from the epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, and some of the Puranic Hindu legends. The palace also houses Dutch maps of old Kochi, royal palanquins, coronation robes of former Maharajas of Kochi as well as period furniture.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Pierce Leslie Bungalow, Beach Road Near Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India

    This charming mansion was the office of Pierce Leslie & Co., coffee merchants, founded in 1862. A representative of the Fort Kochi colonial bungalow, this building reflects Portuguese, Dutch and local influences. Characteristic features are wood panels that form the roof of the ground floor, arched doorways, carved doors and sprawling rooms. Waterfront verandahs are an added attraction.

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Parade & KB Jacob Road Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    This historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. In 1795 it fell into the hands of the British when they took over Kochi, and was demolished. About a hundred years later Bishop Dom Gomez Ferreira commissioned a new building at the same site in 1887. The church was proclaimed a Basilica in 1984 by Pope John Paul II.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Church of Saint Francis, Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars, this is India’s oldest European church. This was initially built of timber and later reconstructed in stone masonry. It was restored in 1779 by the Protestant Dutch, converted to an Anglican church by the British in 1795 and is at present governed by the Church of South India. Vasco da Gama was buried here in 1524 before his remains were moved to Lisbon, Portugal. The tombstone still remains.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town Rd Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Constructed in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. Destroyed in a shelling during the Portuguese raid in 1662, it was rebuilt two years later by the Dutch. Known for mid 18th century hand painted, willow patterned floor tiles from Canton in China, a clock tower, Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs, great scrolls of the Old Testament, ancient scripts on copper plates etc.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Dutch Cemetery Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India

    The tomb stones here are the most authentic record of the hundreds of Europeans who left their homeland on a mission to expand their colonial empires and changed the course of history of this land. The cemetery was consecrated in 1724 and is today managed by the Church of South India.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Bastion Bunglow, Napier Street, Fort Kochi,, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    Built in the Indo-European style way back in 1667, the Bungalow gets its name from its location on the site of the Stromberg Bastion of the oldDutch Fort. The building blends beautifully into the circular structure of the bastion, has a tiled roof and a typical first floor verandah in wood along its front portion. Though it has been said that a network of secret tunnels runs beneath the bungalow, none have been found. Today, the Bungalow is the official residence of the Sub Collector.

  • Departure Point :
    Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour

Activity ID: V-249490P1

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