Kochi, Kerala, India
You will be picked up from your booked Hotel at 9:30 am by a professional licensed driver on a comfortable vehicle and your guide will join you at your first sightseeing place.
Proceed for a full day city sightseeing tour of Kochi. The major tourist attraction you will visit today starting from Mattancherry Palace / Dutch Palace, here your can see and meet with your local guide by 10:00 am. Mattancherry Palace / Dutch Palace was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555. The palace is famous for its stunning murals portraying scenes from Hindu tales, such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Next you can proceed to Jewish Synagogue, a central location for the spice trade and inhale the aroma of ginger, cardamom, turmeric, and cloves and you can also do some shopping for spices, handicrafts, and antiques etc . Now you can proceed Next you will visit Santa Cruz Basilica, one the largest and most impressive churches in India. The church has two soaring spires and a bright, white-washed exterior. Inside, you will find walls decorated with frescoes, murals, and large paintings depicting scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. Now you can stroll down to St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The church was constructed in 1503 by Portuguese friars and is now the burial place of Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer who led the first ships that sailed directly from Europe to India. Next you can proceed towards Chinese Fishing Nets that were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in the 14th century. Kochi fishermen still use the fishing nets to earn their livelihoods.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.