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Fort Kochi Walking Tour with Guide

Fort Kochi Walking Tour with Guide

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Type: Guided Tour

Tour Highlights: The walking tour will take you across the historic and heritage sites of the island of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry which was inhabited by Chinese, Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and British. Experience the historic sites and the popular Chinese fishing nets and take a stroll in the shopping area of Jew Town.

Tour Itinerary:
Stop At: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
Our guide will take you inside the basilica, one of the eight basilicas of India, built originally by Portuguese in 1558. You can view the beautiful paintings on the ceiling and stained glass windows.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Church of Saint Francis
Our guide will take you to the Oldest European church in India originally built in 1503. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's body was originally buried in this church, but after 14 years his remains were removed to Lisbon
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chinese Fishing Nets
Our guide will take you to the Chinese Fishing nets also known as Cheenavala, huge cantilever nets introduced by Chinese explorer 500 years ago.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mattancherry Palace
Our guide will take you to the Mattancherry Palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Cochin "Veera Kerala Varma". The palace is now a museum known for its brilliant collection of murals that retell the great Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Paradesi Synagogue
Our guide will take you to the Jewish Synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, built in 1568, where scrolls of the Old Testament and copper plates inscribed in Hebrew script are preserved.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jew Town
Our guide will take you to the Jew Town, a favorite haunt of antique hunters. One of the main attraction is the Spice market.
Duration: 30 minutes

Package Inclusions:
- English Speaking Guide
- Bottled Water
- Entrance Fees


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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Church of Saint Francis Chinese Fishing Nets Paradesi Synagogue Spice Market Spice Market
 
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