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The Spice Trail - Walking Tour + Local Food + Tuk Tuk Ride

The idyllic port city of Kochi was once the global hub for the Spice trade. We will take you on a walking tour of Kochi where you'll discover the story of Kochi through the story of the Spice trade. You will discover stories of the people, places and events that shaped the culture, architecture and cuisine. We are a bunch of locals who enjoy showing you around the city that we love and call home. There is more to this city than what meets the eye, what better way to explore this than with a local.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Dinner, includes 3+ variety of food
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Parade Ground, Centre Of Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Right in the middle of Fort Kochi, geographically and also in the sense of its activity is the parade ground.
    We will start the walking tour in Fort Kochi from Vasco House, a 500-year-old structure that was home to the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama
    At Parade ground, you'll get to watch the locals playing their game of choice from cricket, football to baseball. Parade ground also has some of the most interesting buildings in Kohi and we will some of them and share stories from local and global history that connects to these buildings.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: David Hall Gallery & Cafe, opp Parade Ground, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    The building that once housed a prominent Dutch governer is now an art gallery and cafe. We will talk about the 3 eras of colonial rule and the cultural, culinary and built heritage that all 3 have left behind.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Bastion Bunglow, Napier Street, Fort Kochi,, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    Why was Kochi so important to the Spice Trade? why did the traders from around the Indian Ocean first and then the Europeans choose this port? We will discover this story here.

    You can also catch the live action at the local fish auction near the Chinese fishing nets as the fishermen bring in the fresh catch of the day.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Aspinwall House, River Rd, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    The Spice Trade was not a one-way trade. Discover the fascinating story of what Kochi and India got in exchange during the Spice Trade and how it has enriched our cuisine.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cochin Spice Market, Kochi (Cochin) India

    We will walk through the Bazaar road of Kochi and visit a spice shop. You get to experience first hand the spices for which people travelled for centuries to the shores of Kerala.

    Stop at local cafe which was once a bustling pepper godown for a glass of ice tea and also visit a warehouse converted to a boutique hotel, to understand what went behind the restoration of this heritage building.
    We will also stop at other interesting shops in the bazaar.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kayees Rahmathulla Cafe, Gujarati Rd, Near Gujarati Temple, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India

    End the tour with dinner at an iconic Kochi restaurant!

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Gully Tours, Shop no. 1/346, Vasco House, Bastion Street Fort, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kerala, 682001, India
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Dress code is anything comfortable
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Gully Tours

Activity ID: V-20606P10

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