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Offbeat 4 Hour Old Kochi Cultural Heritage Tour With Private Guide-Iris Holidays

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the Chinese fishing nets at 10am to meet your guide.

    Start your tour by learning about the history of the Chinese fishing nets, then proceed to the Dutch Cemetery and Fort Emmaneul. Walk through a beach lane to Manjal Bhagvati temple, an have time to receive a henna treatment nearby if desired (own expense). 

    Continue to the local market to see how some common foods are made and wander through the colorful stalls. Next up, see Tirumala Devaswom Temple from the outside, followed by a palace with large rice granaries, and the Snake God Park, Sarpa Kavu. The site contains representations of snake deities, and is believed to be inhabited by snakes.

    By car, go to the fruit and vegetable market, then check out the fascinating architecture and history of St George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church. 

    Conclude your tour with a kolam (painting with colored rice flours) demonstration at the Brahmin Hindu Agraharam. This style of geometrical line painting is traditionally placed in front of Hindu houses by female family members.

    Throughout the day, your guide shares details about the contributions from Hindu, Christian, Arab, Dutch, and British communities to the development of Kochi.

    Your tour ends after four hours at the entrance to the Dutch Palace, unless you choose the hotel pickup and drop-off option.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from anywhere in Kochi in the morning
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Meet the travelers at the Cruise ship Terminal / Hotel.
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Travelling towards Fort Kochi by Air conditioned cab / Van. (private car or tuk tuk) from the start location of the tour - Chinese Fishing Nets - till the end location of the tour - Dutch Palace
    • Try your luck with fishing in Chinese Fishing Nets
    • Fort Kochi Beach Walk through promenade
    • Witness a Kolam making demonstration by females in Brahmin Hindu Ancestral Home
    • Visit Koonankurishu Church where the relics of St. George are stored
    • Watch a demonstration of tools used for coconut dehusking, winnowing and other food related items in Kerala
    • Visit the Tirumala Devaswom Temple and the Abode of Snakes
    • Apply Henna (Floral designs with organic paste) in hand for ladies in the group at a local house
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Hotel/ Cruise Ship Terminal pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Chinese Fishing Nets
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Any extra activities not included in Inclusions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • Please reach Fort Kochi Boat Jetty at 10am to start this tour after booking through Viator
    • Tour does not include St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, etc. These can be included by special request (at an additional cost)
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Janev_Australia
    17 April 2018|
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    Response from Janev_Australia |
    I gave up and dod the walking tour with the aid of a tourist map from the hotel. Great area. Shame about those pestering nuisances... the tuktuk drivers.
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