Heritage Walk through Fort Kochi

Kochi (Cochin)

Catch a glimpse of Cochin’s rich history and heritage, showcasing the mixed Dutch, Portuguese, British and Jewish influences that make the city unique and feel its pulse.

Pricing:  $ 36 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Catch a glimpse of Cochin’s rich history and heritage, showcasing the mixed Dutch, Portuguese, British and Jewish influences that make the city unique and feel its pulse.

In this Tour:
• Before the walk commences, your guide will provide an introduction to the history of Cochin and the events that have shaped it.
• See St Francis Church (India’s oldest European Church) built by the Portuguese Franciscan Friars.
• View the Chinese Fishing nets that Cochin is famous for.
• See the Nehru Children’s Park area and the interesting houses that ring the park (Koder House, Tower House, Old Harbour Hotel).
• Look at the breathtaking Fort Immanuel (the bastion of the Portuguese).
• See the Dutch Cemetery.
• Take a walk past the seaside promenade and beach to experience the life of the locals, and continue towards Bishop’s House Road, past its beautiful old-style homes.
• See the Union Club Building and the magnificent Santa Cruz Basilica.
• The walk ends with tea/coffee at a local café (Teapot/Café Coffee Day) on Princess Street.
Duration: 2 hours

TOUR STYLE: Heritage

MEETING POINT: St. Francis Church

END POINT: St. Francis Church

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 2 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day at 9AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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