Upon your arrival at Cochin's International Airport, you would be greeted by our representatives, who would first escort you to the Hotel, after clearing all formalities connected herewith. Once you have finished with some relaxation, we would straightway kick off the tour.
Our first stop is at the famous St. Francis church. At the heart of Fort Kochi, is St. Francis Church. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Kochi. The Church of St Francis in Kerala is the most ancient in India built in European style. The church's interior reflects the old Indo-European architecture with wooden roof and stone walls.
Then we proceed to Mattancherry Palace. It is the most beautiful example of the Kerala architecture-style interspersed with colonial influences, also known as the Dutch Palace. A lovely series of murals is in this double-story residence. This became known as the Dutch Palace because the Dutch partially restored it.
From here, we step into the Jewish the Synagogue, one's attention will quickly go to the Chinese floor tiles and blue willow tiles. The candlesticks come from Belgium are amazing. The Scrolls of the Law stored here, and the golden crowns received as gifts, and the brass-railed chariot are also of importance. Mattancherry stands as a testimony for the Jewish community presence. There is a Jewish graveyard that has epitaphs both in Malayalam/ Hebrew languages.
Once we are through there, we pay a visit to the Famous Hill palace, which is now a museum. This 49-room palace building, about 13 km east of Ernakulam, was formerly the Kochi family's home. The royal family collections, as well as pictures, old coins, paintings and sculptures, jewelry, and temples from the 19th century, are now stored there.
Fort Kochi is a beach town in the southwestern part of Main Kochi, famous for its colonial charm of the old world. Every cultural transition the site has experienced over the years has still been preserved.
Kochi is dotted with European structures, churches, and other architectural buildings that take you back in time and another age.
It's noontime by now and the right time to see the Chinese fishing nets in the Kochi Fort. Regionally known as 'Cheena Vala,' traders from the courtyard of Kublai Khan run these massive fishing nets on teak, and bamboo poles are believed to have brought them down horizontally and through enormous mechanisms.
The evening is walking and shopping on Kochi's Broadway Street Spice Market. It is a wholesale market where you can buy high-quality and inexpensive spices and dried fruit.
It's been one hectic day, and we return to our hotel for a nice dinner and a well-deserved sleep.