Offbeat 4 Hour Old Kochi Cultural Heritage Tour With Private Guide-Iris Holidays

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi

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  • 4 hours
  • Kochi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Immerse in the multi-faceted culture of Kochi with rich contributions from Hindu, Christian, Arab, Dutch and British communities on this 4hour small-group tour with an English or Italian-speaking guide. The tour is limited to only 12 people one time. Connect with the community as you try your hand at casting Chinese fishing nets and watch Papadum making and the process of creating a Kolam in Hindu homes. Visit the Manjal Bhagvati and Tirumala Devaswom temples. Visit a church with a great architecture and the church where the holy relics of St. George are retained, which has prominence in the history of Christians in Kerala. Visit the local markets in Kochi in the Gujarati street and also visit Abode of Snakes, which is worshiped in Hndusim. This tour will connect you to culture and heritage of Kochi in an intimate way.

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, Fort Kochi , Kerala

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi, Kerala, India

Stop At: St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, Pullupalam Rd, Near Lobo Jn Mattancherry, Kochi., Kochi (Cochin) 682002 India

Orthodox Koonan Kurish Church, kochi

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin) India

Mattacherry Tourist Spots

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Princess Street, Main Street, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

Walk through Princess Street in Fort Kochi

  • Meet the travelers at the Cruise ship Terminal / Hotel.
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Travelling towards Fort Kochi by Air conditioned cab / Van. (private car or tuk tuk) from the start location of the tour - Chinese Fishing Nets - till the end location of the tour - Dutch Palace
  • Try your luck with fishing in Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Fort Kochi Beach Walk through promenade
  • Witness a Kolam making demonstration by females in Brahmin Hindu Ancestral Home
  • Visit Koonankurishu Church where the relics of St. George are stored
  • Watch a demonstration of tools used for coconut dehusking, winnowing and other food related items in Kerala
  • Visit the Tirumala Devaswom Temple and the Abode of Snakes
  • Apply Henna (Floral designs with organic paste) in hand for ladies in the group at a local house
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel/ Cruise Ship Terminal pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Chinese Fishing Nets

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Any extra activities not included in Inclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Please reach Fort Kochi Boat Jetty at 10am to start this tour after booking through Viator
  • Tour does not include St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, etc. These can be included by special request (at an additional cost)
Departure Point

Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from anywhere in Kochi in the morning

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


4 hours

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

User's Reviews


16 Nov, 2017

Excellent and well planned day. Tony was fantastic. Well worth it! We all had a great time and even got henna on our hands. Great experience.

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