Kochi PARADISE Tuk-tuk tour with Pickup from the Cruise Ships

Duration: 3 to 6 hours
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Kochi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Experience your private Tuk-Tuk tour in Kochi with a trusted people, with guaranteed pick up from the cruise ship and timely Drop off to the cruise terminal. Explore the historical monuments and learn more about Kochi's rich history from your Driver/Local Expert. Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. Kochi was the center of the Indian spice trade for many centuries. Because of its rich spice history, Kochi was a major attraction for foreign traders.

During this tour, you will travel in tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) to explore Kochi's most important landmarks like Chinese fishing nets , St Francis church, the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, the Jain temple and more. And also some local places like Dhobhi Khana(Local Washing area), Ginger ware house(packing/drying of spices), and womens cooperatives spice markets, (spice making/ candle making, inscents making etc) to experience the life of local people.

This tour includes monument entrance fees.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) are a type of stationary lift net in India. They are fishing nets that are fixed land installations for fishing. While commonly known as "Chinese fishing nets" in India, the more formal name for such nets is "shore operated lift nets". Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end. Each installation is operated by a team of up to six fishermen. While such nets are used throughout coastal southern China and Indochina, in India they are mostly found in the Indian cities of Kochi and Kollam, where they have become a tourist attraction. This way of fishing is unusual in India and almost unique to the area, as it was introduced by Chinese explorers who landed there in the 14th century. Indeed, one interpretation of the city name Kochi is ‘co-chin', meaning like China

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi

Fort Kochi beach is a beach along the Arabian Sea situated in Fort Kochi in the city of Kochi in South India, Kerala state.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Dutch cemetery is among the visited sites in Fort Kochi, famous for its imperial inhabitants during the olden days who left their homelands centuries ago to propagate and expand their own empire. The cemetery was consecrated in 1724 and is today managed by the Church of South India and it contains some interesting stories around it.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

St. Francis Church, in Fort Kochi (Fort Cochin), Kochi, originally built in 1503, is one of the oldest European churches in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent.The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbo

Duration: 20 minutes

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

The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Indo-Portuguese Museum, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India

The Indo-Portuguese Museum is a museum in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Maritime Museum Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India

Museum examining the naval history of India, with warship models, artillery & uniforms on display.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. The palace was included in the "tentative list" of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1568, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Down-to-earth shop with polished displays & a variety of exotic spices sold in bulk.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Jain Temple, Gujarati Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682 002 India

Prominent Jain place of worship, known for its pigeon show & feeding, held every day at noon.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Entry/Admission - Dutch Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Church of Saint Francis
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Indo-Portuguese Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Maritime Museum Kochi
  • Entry/Admission - Mattancherry Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Paradesi Synagogue
  • Entry/Admission - Cochin Spice Market
  • Entry/Admission - Jain Temple

Exclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

1: Kochi Port, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India
2: Cochin Port, Venkitaraman Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682009, India

Traveler pickup is offered
Usually our Tuk-tuk driver will be there at the cruise terminal outside gate with the corresponding guest's name placard to receive them on time.

Ports

  • Cochin Port, Venkitaraman Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682009, India



Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/17/2020 - 5/22/2021

Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 to 6 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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