Kochi

Description

Also known as Cochin, the historical capital of Kerala, best known for the Chinese fishing nets which line the harbour and interesting Portuguese architecture.
Kochi is a city of cultural diversity – winding streets, shady trees, Kathakali dance, modern Indian art, 500 year old Portuguese houses, mosques, a tiny Jewish community with ancient roots – and ferry boats scuttling backwards and forwards.

Highlights

Chinese Fishing Nets

One of Kochi’s highlights are the ancient tradition of Chinese fishing nets which line the Fort Cochin promenade

Dutch Palace

The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry near Kochi, and features Keralan murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi

Jewish Synagogue

Kathakali Dance

This is a traditional Keralan dance characterised by elaborate make up and emotions expressed though hand and eye movements 

Local Markets

The local markets are always facinating where ever you go in India and Kochi is no exception.

Parade Ground

This large square is all that remains of a British fort. It is now used extensively by locals for playing a range of sports.

Santa Cruz Basillica

We would recommend visiting this Portuguese Basilica situated near the famous St. Francis Church

Vasco House

St. Frances Church

Hotels

Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.

forte Kochi

Fragrant Nature

Tours

Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

Chittoor Kottaram - Near Kochi

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