Heritage of Cochin Tour – Kochi Shore Excursions

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Heritage of Cochin Tour | Cochin Shore Excursions | Shore Excursions India | Port Excursions | Cruise Excursions India | Shore Excursions Cochin

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Port

Coachin

Duration

06 to 7 Hours

General Inclusions

  • Accommodation in sharing Double or Twin room basis
  • Breakfasts in the residing hotels (starting from day 02)
  • All transfers, sightseeing & inter-city transfers as per program in private car with chauffeur
  • Local English-speaking guides for sightseeing as per program
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur (uphill) & jeep ride for downhill
  • One-time entrances to monuments as per program
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Presently applicable taxes

General Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, insurance or visa fees
  • Major meals (lunch, dinner) unless specified
  • Camera or video fee
  • Tips or gratuity
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘Package Costs Includes’
  • Personal expenses of any nature

Compliments from Truly India

  • Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands on arrival
  • 02 water bottles per person in vehicle per day
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi market
Itinerary

Shore Excursion Details -Heritage of Cochin Tour

A placard with your name held by a learned guide activates this coastal journey. Upon reaching the shore, you’ll see fishing gear first introduced by Kublai Khan’s court, before observing the village nearby, designed with strong English influences. Next, the Church of St. Francis lends architectural proof of a Portuguese presence. Soon after is the Santa Cruz Cathedral, adding its Indo-Romanesque-Rococo design into the mix. Then, the Paradesi Synagogue is explored prior to visiting the shops in a Jewish enclave. Travelers with a flare for embracing the arts and culture find this Cochin tour fascinating.

A lucrative and vital port since Roman times, consequently Cochin features: Dutch, Portuguese, British and Jewish influences that continue to make the city appealing today. Unsurprisingly, Cochin’s religious structures portray the many influences. However, once seaside, your guide will first present the intricate Chinese nets, local fishermen have used for nearly 1,000 years since their introduction by Kubla Khan’s peers.

Nearby, you’ll note the village is planned in the manner of an English village, as a result of their colonization of the area. Next, the Church of St. Francis, originally built in 1503 by the Portuguese, is the oldest European church in India – and perhaps one of the more quaint, yet beautiful. It is impossible to miss the intricate tiling at the main passageway.

Thereafter, you’ll visit the Santa Cruz Cathedral, originally built in the Gothic style during the 16th century by the Portuguese. Spared by the conquering Dutch, but destroyed by the British, the Cathedral was rebuilt in 1887, and proclaimed a Basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1984. It remains home to a large collection of Dutch maps, royal weapons and furniture of historical significance.

Upon strolling a short distance, you’ll be privy to the Paradesi Synagogue. Built in 1568, the oil lanterns, Cantonese ceramic tiles, and blue paintings reveal its originality. Nearby, you’ll visit the shops, and spice auctions still active in the Jewish town. Reserve this tour for an authentic look at history’s cultural melting pot in India.

 

Pax Vehicle
Upto 3 Toyota Innova
Upto 10 Tempo Traveller
10+ Deluxe Coach
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