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Fort Cochin
Fort Cochin, aka Fort Kochi, is an historic district and a main draw for tourists in Cochin (Kochi). It’s a charming neighborhood full of colonial-era homes (many of which have been converted into boutique hotels), lovely old houses of worship, charming shops and markets, and the city's famous Chinese fishing nets that flank the harbor.
 
The Basics
Fort Cochin is a charming historic area on the western end of Cochin notable for its blend of local Malayali and colonial (Portuguese, Dutch, and British) architecture. Here you'll find most of Cochin's most interesting attractions, including St. Francis Church, the Santa Cruz Basilica, the Paradesi Synagogue, and Mattancherry Palace. There’s also a small beach; visit around sunset for a chance to see some of the city’s famous Chinese fishing nets in action. Book a private or group tour, some of which include a Kathakali dance performance.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Fort Cochin is great for culture lovers, shopaholics, and anyone looking to take some gorgeous photos.
  • Wear plenty of sunscreen and bring a hat, as the sun can get strong here.
  • Fort Cochin is best explored on foot, so comfortable clothes and shoes are a must.
  • While it’s expected that you bargain at craft stalls, it’s not appropriate at the area’s many high-end boutiques.
 
How to Get There
Fort Cochin sits on the northwestern part of Cochin, an historic area filled with attractions, including churches, old Dutch-style homes, and the city’s famous fishing nets. It’s west of the main city of Ernakulam on the mainland, and it takes around a half-hour by taxi to get to the fort, without traffic.
 
When to Get There
Fort Cochin is great throughout the year, though weather is a big consideration for many travelers. The monsoon season from around June through November can mean lots of flash rainfalls and high humidity, while March, April, and May can be unbearably hot. The driest, coolest time of year is during the winter (December through February), but this is also the most crowded season.
 
Cochin’s Jewish Community
Cochin has been home to a small Jewish community, possibly since as early as the time of King Solomon, though only a handful remain to this day. The old city is home to the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth, dating back to 1567, located in an historic area known as Jew Town, with numerous antique shops and even a restaurant serving traditional Cochin-Jewish cuisine.
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Taj Mahal and Agra Private Day-Trip from Kochi With Return Flights

See the Taj Mahal in one day with this whirlwind adventure from Kochi. You'll fly to Delhi and take a private vehicle to Agra, where you'll visit the beautiful Taj and its surrounding grounds. Before you return, you'll also get a chance to spend some time in the 16th-century Agra Fort, and do a little shopping if time permits.
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Agra and The Taj Mahal Private Day-Tour from Kochi with Return Flights

Visitors to Kerala who want to make the most of their time in India will love this day tour to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. By starting out early, you’ll have time to travel all the way from Kochi to Agra. There, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, one of India’s most recognizable sights, as well as other Agra highlights. This is an easy way to see and do a lot in a single day.
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Private 2-Day Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra from Kochi with Return Flights

Experience the majesty of the Taj Mahal and its surrounding historic attractions on this short overnight trip from Kochi. After an early-morning flight to Delhi, you'll be whisked away to Agra in a private air-conditioned vehicle, where you'll visit Mehtab Bagh, a riverside garden offering fantastic views of the Taj Mahal. The next day you'll get to go to the Taj Mahal at sunrise, with time left over to see Agra Fort and do a little shopping before you head back south.
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2-Day Private Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra from Kochi with Return Flights

If you’ve got limited time in India, but want to tack on a Taj Mahal visit to your Kerala trip, this two-day tour is just the ticket. You’ll get round-trip airfare to Delhi, air-conditioned transfers to Agra, and the chance not only to visit the Taj Mahal, but to also take in some other historical sites, notably Mehtab Bagh (a great viewpoint for Taj photos) and the UNESCO World Heritage Agra Fort.
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Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Performance

Experience one of southern India’s most unique cities on this private tour of Kochi, which showcases its captivating history and colorful culture. Wander through the Fort Kochi neighborhood with your guide, who will explain the city’s role in the spice trade. Settle in for a riveting performance by the local Kathakali dance troupe and witness the dramatic costumes, bright makeup and lively music of this17th-century classical dance form that originated in Kerala.
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8-Day Kerala and Goa Tour: Backwaters and Beaches from Kochi to Goa by Air

This eight-day tour through the backwaters of Kerala showcases the best of this lush southern distention. Tour the Dutch Mansions, Tomb of Vasco Da Gama and other top attractions. Follow your expert local guide through picturesque spice plantations and tour the tea museum before taking a Goa cruise on the Mandovi River. This tour offers travelers the ultimate chance to rest and relax in the scenic landscapes of rural India.
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3-Day Golden Triangle Tour to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur from Kochi with one-way Flight

Pickup at 4am from hotel or anywhere in Kochi as per your flight time and drop-off Kochi airport and flight to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi airport and Delhi city tour visit India Gate, Qutub Minar and Lunch. After Lunch we drive to Agra by expressway. Agra visit Taj Mahal and after Taj Mahal take a Lunch break. Second we visit Agra Fort and some shopping in Agra. Jaipur visit Amber Fort and City Palace. After Sightseeing drive back to Delhi and drop at Delhi Airport flight to next destination.
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Private 3-Day Tour to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur from Kochi with one-way Flight

For even the savviest of travelers, planning a vacation to India can be overwhelming. Let a guide do the hard work for you on a private 3-day tour of the Golden Triangle, which comprises Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, from Kochi. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour saves you the stress of arranging accommodation, transfers, and admission tickets, and includes a visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World.
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