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3 Days in Kochi: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2016

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Soak up the laidback vibe and multicultural heritage of Kerala on a journey through Kochi by backwater houseboat or on a stroll along the Fort Cochin waterfront. Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial influences merge with the legendary spice trade, Arab merchants and Jewish traders, making Kerala a great place to taste multicultural flavors. Beach shacks cook up freshly caught seafood, and street cafes serve stand-out South Indian dishes like spicy coconut prawns, fish cooked in banana leaves, roast crab, baked mussels and chili-infused fish curries.

Day 1: Fort Cochin Churches

Get to know the historic heart of Fort Cochin by watching a game of cricket played on the old Parade Ground. Visit the oldest church in India, St Francis, and seek out the gravestone of Vasca da Gama and tombstones revealing stories from the Dutch occupation. By day or dusk, strolls along the waterfront promenade take in views of Kerala’s unique Chinese fishing nets, busy port and boat-studded harbor.

Day 2: Mattancherry Meander

Next day, head for the east coast of the peninsula to step inside one of the world’s oldest synagogues in Jew Town. Then browse the quaint curio shops lining old Jew Town Road, selling relics from days gone by, colored glass lamps and Kerala souvenirs. Next door, see how royalty once lived in the Dutch Palace, with its racy mythological murals, hushed courtyard temple and ceremonial chambers.

Day 3: Kerala Backwaters Cruise

It’s all about the journey when you step aboard a traditional houseboat to set sail on a Kerala Backwaters cruise. Luxuriously kitted out for relaxing sailing, the boats built from woven coconut coir navigate Kerala’s network of canals, lagoons, lakes and rivers. Step aboard in Alappuzha, the Venice of the east, and cruise the canals to Lake Vambanad or the island villages of Kottayam.

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Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Performance, Kochi, null
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Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Performance

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the rich history and fascinating culture of Kochi on a private sightseeing tour. Explore the neighborhood of Fort Kochi, and learn about ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
South Indian Home Cooking Class in Kochi, Kochi, Cultural Tours
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South Indian Home Cooking Class in Kochi

Experience authentic Indian life during a cooking class in Kochi! In the home kitchen of a welcoming family you’ll learn to whip up South Indian cuisine and ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 2-3 hours

From USD $52.00
Small-Group Kerala Backwaters Tour from Kochi Including Ayurvedic Massage, Kochi, Cooking Classes
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Small-Group Kerala Backwaters Tour from Kochi Including Ayurvedic Massage

Discover the culture and renowned beauty of India’s Kerala region on this tour from Kochi. With your expert local guide, enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a local ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $191.00
Kochi Bike Tour and Backwaters Cruise, Kochi, Walking Tours
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Kochi Bike Tour and Backwaters Cruise

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 4 Reviews

Ride a bike at a gentle pace as you breeze through rural Kochi with an experienced guide. Spend a full day taking in the sights from Fort Kochi to the Kerala ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 7-8 hours

From USD $135.00
Small-Group Cultural Tour of Kerala Backwaters in Kochi, Kochi, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Small-Group Cultural Tour of Kerala Backwaters in Kochi

Experience the culture and customs of India’s Kerala region on this tour from Kochi. With your expert local guide, enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a local ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $170.00
Kochi Private Tour: 3-Hour Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Walking Tour, Kochi, Walking Tours
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Kochi Private Tour: 3-Hour Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Walking Tour is a sightseeing tour in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Walk along the street and explore all the main attractions from ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.00
Azamara Journey Kochi Shore Excursion: 2- Day Homestay Experience with Organic Farm, Cooking and ... 
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Azamara Journey Kochi Shore Excursion: 2- Day Homestay Experience with Organic Farm, Cooking and Yoga Class

On April 24th 2017, when your Azamara Journey docks in Kochi Port, let's make your overnight stay in Kochi a memorable and truly unique experience. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Kochi Shore Excursion: Private Glimpse of Kochi Tour, Kochi, Ports of Call Tours
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Kochi Shore Excursion: Private Glimpse of Kochi Tour

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Book this perfect shore excursion when your cruise docks in Kochi. You will be picked up at Kochi Port and start this relaxing 4-hour tour of Fort Kochi and ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00

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