Highlights of Kochi – Full Day Guided Tour

The finest cuisine, historical and cultural experience of Fort Kochi

An exciting excursion that is a blend of the finest cuisine, historical and cultural experience of Fort Kochi.

Fort Kochi is a quaint suburb in Kochi, popularly known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, a historical city tucked on the western coast of Kerala.

This excursion is designed to offer patrons an insight into how Kochi (or Cochin, as it was formerly known) became a cultural hotpot with the Anglo Indians, the Portuguese, the Dutch, the English, the Syrian Christians and even the Jews making it their home.

  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Printed or mobile voucher accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Pick-up service
  • Easy cancellation
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
  • Lunch with a Gracious Host with authentic Kerala Syrian Christian Cuisine consisting of both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian dishes.
  • Visit to a 450+ years old Church having Portuguese influence in Kochi.
  • High tea at a preserved Dutch Colonial Bungalow.
  • A mesmerising performance of Kalaripayattu – a gift to the modern world and the mother of all martial arts.
  • A traditional art centre presenting Kathakali Show.
  • Visit a Dutch Cemetery (if time permits).


Get started with this tour at 12:00 PM with your car picking you up from the meeting point – Fort Kochi Jetty – and drive to meet and greet at the restaurant, where we will host guests for a sit down lunch of authentic Kerala cuisine with a few dishes of Syrian Christian influence thrown in.

The restaurant is located along the backwaters and offers a splendid view. Lunch will include non-vegetarian and vegetarian fare such as Chicken Ularthu, Kerala Chicken roast, Fried fish, Kerala fish curry, Beef ularthu or beef roast and thoran, veg ularthu, olan, Kuttu curry, potato podimas, a gravy made with green mango called Manga charu, Dry Prawn chammandi, Coconut chammandi etc.

At 2:00 PM bid goodbye to our gracious host and move towards Santa Cruz Basilica – a 450 year old church, followed by St. Francis Church.

In the evening around 3:00 PM enjoy a Hi Tea at David Hall, a contemporary art gallery, cultural venue & café in a restored 17th century Dutch colonial bungalow. Move towards a cultural centre and experience a mesmerising performance of Kalaripayattu – a gift to the modern world and the mother of all martial arts. Legend traces the 3000-year-old art form to Sage Parasurama- the master of all martial art forms and credited to be the re-claimer of Kerala from the Arabian Sea.

Enjoy your evening time by watching Kathakali performance. Kathakali is a “story play” genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colourful make-up, costumes and face masks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear.

Say Good bye after performance at the end of an exciting day. Car will drop you off at the Jetty.

Hotel Sit Down Lunch

Kathakali performance

Hi Tea (tea, coffee and snacks)

Car for transfers

All applicable taxes

Kalaripyattu performance

Entry fees to monuments

English Speaking Guide

Goodie Bag

Transport to and from meeting and departure points

Extra snacks etc. at David Hall

Anything else not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’

Beverages at lunch

Tips & Gratuities

  • Knees and shoulders must be covered at all places of worship.
  • Comfortable walking shoes/slippers are recommended.
  • Shoes and slippers need to be removed on all places of worship. They will be safely stored for you.
  • For 1 Guest – Rs. 9300/USD 135
  • For 2 Guests – Rs. 3900/USD 55
  • For 3 Guests – Rs. 2900/USD 40
  • For 4 Guests – Rs. 2750/USD 38

(*Per Head in One Car)



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