Ultimate Kochi

Ultimate Kochi
Fort Kochi - Mattancherry - Vallarpadom - Cherai Beach

Tour Itinerary

Timing: 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Tour Operated: Monday
  • Departure from Bolgatty Palace to TRC Kochi.

  • Pick up from TRC Kochi and proceed to Mattanchery

  • Visit Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue.

  • Departure from Mattancherry to Fort Kochi.

  • Visit Santacruz Basilica, St.Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets.

  • Arrival at TRC, Lunch break (1 hour).

  • Visit to Basilica of our Lady of Ransom Church, Vallarpadom

  • Vallarpadom to Cherai Beach. Leisure at the beach.

  • Drop at TRC Kochi and Bolgatty Palace.

Tour Destinations

Mattancherry Jewish Synagogue

Constructed in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. Destroyed in a shelling during the Portuguese raid in 1662, it was rebuilt two years later by the Dutch. Located at Mattancherry, it is noted for its mid-18th century, hand-painted, willow-patterned floor tiles from Canton in China, a clock tower, Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs, great scrolls of the Old Testament, ancient scripts on copper plates etc.

Mattancherry Dutch Palace

Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi, the palace was renovated in 1663 by the Dutch. On display here are beautiful murals depicting scenes from the epics - Ramayana and Mahabharata, as well as some of the Puranic Hindu legends. The palace also houses Dutch maps of old Kochi, royal palanquins, coronation robes of former Maharajas of Kochi as well as period furniture. The three dimensional portraits of the Maharajas are also noteworthy.

Santacruz Basilica

Historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. In 1795 it fell into the hands of the British when they took over Kochi, and was demolished. About a hundred years later, Bishop Dom Gomez Ferreira commissioned a new building at the same site in 1887. The church was proclaimed a Basilica in 1984 by Pope John Paul II.

St.Francis Church

Built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars, this is India’s oldest European church. This was initially built of timber and later reconstructed in stone masonry. It was restored in 1779 by the Protestant Dutch, converted to an Anglican church by the British in 1795 and is at present governed by the Church of South India. Vasco da Gama was buried here in 1524 before his remains were moved to Lisbon, Portugal. The tombstone still remains.

Chinese Fishing nets

Watch fishermen tug at these huge nets with their rich haul. The huge cantilevered fishing nets are the legacy of one of the first visitors to the Malabar Coast. Erected here between 1350 and 1450 C.E by traders, these nets are set up on teak wood and bamboo poles. The best place to watch the nets being lowered into the sea and the catch being brought in, is the Vasco da Gama Square, a narrow promenade that runs along the beach. The Square is also an ideal place to idle, with stalls serving fresh delicious seafood, tender coconut etc.

Bolgatty Palace

The Bolgatty Palace was built in 1744 by the Dutch and later taken over by the British. Today, it is a premium hotel run by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, with a small golf course and special honeymoon cottages. India’s only international marina is the latest addition to this island. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, balmy backwaters and succulent seafood here.
825 Per Person

Inclusions & Exclusions The package is inclusive of travelling expenses only. Entry tickets at all sightseeing places, boating charges etc and all food expenses will be borne by the guest. Tours will not be operated on Fridays. Children – 4years onwards full ticket.
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