Fort Kochi Walking Tour - A place steeped in history & culture

Fort Kochi Walking Tour

A place steeped in history & culture


4 hours
   Starting / Ending Point:
Santos King Office, Fort Kochi
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Entrance Fees
  Tour Information:
Walking tour with our guide is the best way to explore Fort Kochi. Occupied & Inhabited by the Chinese, Arabs, Jews, Portuguese, Dutch and British, each and every nook and corner of the island is steeped in history and culture.

  Tour Itinerary:

  Stop At: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Our guide will take you inside the basilica, one of the eight basilicas of India, built originally by Portuguese in 1558. You can view the beautiful paintings on the ceiling and stained glass windows.
Duration: 10 minutes

  Stop At: Church of Saint Francis

Our guide will take you to the Oldest European church in India originally built in 1503. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's body was originally buried in this church, but after 14 years his remains were removed to Lisbon.
Duration: 15 minutes

  Stop At: Chinese Fishing Nets

Our guide will take you to the Chinese Fishing nets also known as Cheenavala, huge cantilever nets introduced by Chinese explorer 500 years ago.
Duration: 15 minutes

  Stop At: Mattancherry Palace

Our guide will take you to the Mattancherry Palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Cochin "Veera Kerala Varma". The palace is now a museum known for its brilliant collection of murals that retell the great Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Duration: 30 minutes

  Stop At: Paradesi Synagogue

Our guide will take you to the Jewish Synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, built in 1568, where scrolls of the Old Testament and copper plates inscribed in Hebrew script are preserved.
Duration: 20 minutes

  Stop At: Jew Town

Our guide will take you to the Jew Town, a favorite haunt of antique hunters. One of the main attraction is the Spice market.
Duration: 30 minutes


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