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Cochin Essence: Discovering the Best of Cochin

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Product Code : AGORA117

Explore the essence of Cochin in this captivating 3-day tour. Begin with an enchanting Kathakali dance show, and on the following day, delve into a full-day of sightseeing to witness Cochin's cultural diversity. Visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, and more. Don't miss the tranquil sunset by the Arabian Sea. Depart on Day 3, but feel free to add optional sights per your interests. Discover the best of Cochin's history, culture, and natural beauty.

Day 1: Cochin Arrival and Kathakali Dance Show

Arrival in Cochin: Upon your arrival at Cochin Airport, our representative will be there to welcome you. They will assist you in your transfer to your hotel.

Hotel Check-In and Relaxation: Check-in at your hotel, and after some relaxation, head out for an evening of cultural enrichment.

Kathakali Dance Show: In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance show. Kathakali is a classical Indian dance-drama that tells stories through intricate hand gestures, facial expressions, and dance moves. Witness the performers' vibrant costumes and dramatic makeup, which bring these captivating stories to life.

Overnight Stay: Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing in Cochin

Breakfast at Hotel: Start your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel.

Full-Day Sightseeing: Embark on a full day of exploration in Cochin.

Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace): Begin with a visit to the Dutch Palace, also known as Mattancherry Palace. This 16th-century palace, built by the Portuguese and later renovated by the Dutch, boasts exquisite murals depicting tales from the Ramayana. The palace is a fine example of Kerala's architectural and artistic heritage.

Jewish Synagogue: Proceed to the Jewish Synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogues in the Commonwealth of Nations. It is renowned for its intricate architecture and historic significance. Marvel at the Belgian glass chandeliers, the 4th-century copper plates, and the ancient scrolls within the synagogue.

Jew Town: Take a leisurely stroll around the vibrant Jew Town, a historic neighborhood in Cochin. Renowned for its antique shops, spice markets, and unique atmosphere, it provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural and commercial life of the local Jewish community.

Chinese Fishing Nets: Visit the iconic Chinese fishing nets, which grace Cochin's coastline. These ancient fishing nets are believed to have been introduced by Chinese traders and are an essential part of the local fishing culture. Watch as fishermen operate these colossal nets, which are a distinctive feature of Cochin's waterfront.

Santa Cruz Basilica: Explore the Santa Cruz Basilica, a historic church known for its Gothic-style architecture and religious significance. The interior of the basilica features stunning paintings and intricate woodwork.

St. Francis Church: Visit St. Francis Church, one of the oldest European churches in India. This church holds a special place in history as it was originally built by the Portuguese in 1503. It's known for its historical importance and the place where the famous explorer Vasco da Gama was initially buried before his remains were transferred to Portugal.

Dhobi Khana: Discover Dhobi Khana, a unique open-air laundry where traditional methods are still employed for washing clothes. It offers a glimpse into the labor-intensive work of local washermen.

Spectacular Sunset Viewing: After a day of exploration, head to the coastline to capture the beauty of a mesmerizing sunset over the Arabian Sea. Enjoy the tranquil moments as the sun dips below the horizon.

Overnight Stay: Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 3: Cochin Departure

Morning Breakfast: Begin your day with a delectable breakfast at the hotel.

Additional Sightseeing Options: Depending on your interests and available time, you may choose to explore further attractions in Cochin, such as the historic Fort Kochi area, the Hill Palace Museum, or the Kerala Folklore Museum.

Check-Out and Departure: Check-out from your hotel, and based on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Cochin Airport for your onward journey.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 2 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 2 nights accommodation

Cochin x 2 nights
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.