Duration : Full Days
Tour Type : Private Trips
Key Sight : Cochin, Jewish Synagogue, Cherai Beach, Mattancherry, Synagogue, Cherai Beach, Santa Cruz Basilia
This one day tour of Cochin, tries to capture the most beautiful, historical and natural tourist destinations. It presents the best in a small boutique of care and easeness to explore. In the 8 hours you are with us for this tour; we offer the best in the form of small packets of exploring India.
Cochin – which is also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea is a perfect blend of natural beauty and history! It’s a place where history stands tall amongst the sea and greenery. Out of all the places you will see here; the most admirable is the Jewish Synagogue. Also known as Mattancherry Synagogue, it was built by Jews. What is attractive here is the Glass work, Chinese titles, Belgian Chandeliers and the wall paintings.
The second place you will visit is the Dutch Palace built by Portuguese in 1557, as a gift to the then King. A 2 story building, it has a central courtyard and a number of temples inside it. Nearby is the Santa Cruz Basilia and St. Francis Church. After visiting these, we shall take you to a beautiful restaurant to have a sumptuous South Indian Lunch.
After lunch we will move on to see the Indian Portugese Museum, established by Dr. Kurtheera. It has got 5 sections including Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil Life and Cathedral. In the evening we shall take you to Cherai Beach. (Enroute we will pass by the Cochin harbour. Here you can see hundreds of ships fastened in all colours and sizes). It is one of the most alluring beaches of Cochin. It also happens to be the longest beach of Cochin. It’s the place where you enjoy the scenic beauty of beach and the Chinese Fishing Nets which make it an altogether different place to be in. Made up of teak wood and bamboo poles, these are famous for the way they are designed.
For dinner we shall take you to a beachside restaurant where you can again enjoy the delicacies of Cochin amidst the low lights which fall on the waters of the sea. You can also sit by the sea shore and enjoy the stars and the moon as they show their play in the sky. If you are lucky, you might also get to see ships pass by in the deep water of the sea.
Stay is in the pre – booked hotel. With the first lit in the morning, we shall deport you back to the Cochin International Airport for way back…. .