Kochi Tour

Kochi tour is one of the finest tours across the whole of Kerala. The tour is very popular among tourists who visit Kerala because of the flourishing beauty of the region. The commercial capital of Kerala offers a wide range of vegetation, wildlife and other natural resources including one of the best natural harbors in the world for display.

You must take a tour of Kochi to explore the real beauty of the place. Some of the must visit places in Kochi which you must cover in your tour around Kochi are listed below:

St. Francis Church: This is a very important historical place as it is the first church built by the Portuguese in India during the year 1503 AD. The popular sailor Vasco De Gama was buried here before his mortal remains were taken away to his native place Lisbon.

Fort Kochi: Do take a tour around this historical monument which was the maiden venture of Europeans in India and was later followed by many such architectural structures in and around the fort.

Cochin Museum: Take a tour of this ancient museum at its new location in the Hill Palace at Tripunithura and check out the ancient coins, sculptures in stone and plaster of Paris, oil paintings, copies of Mural paintings, various collections of Cochin royal family, wooden sculptures and many other things belonging to the 19th century.

Mattancherry Palace: Constructed by the Portuguese in the year 1557, it was a gift to the Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi and showcases murals displaying scenes from various Hindu epics and Puranic legends such as Mahabharata and Ramayana. The palace also displays Dutch maps of ancient Kochi, coronation costumes of the former Maharajas, royal palanquins, etc.

Willington Island: This is one of its kind islands as it is made by man amidst the backwaters. The island is commercially very significant as it houses some of the finest hotels, headquarters of Southern Naval Command, the port trust and various trading centers.

Bolghatty Island: The Cochin tour would remain incomplete if you do not visit this island which hosts the finest heritage hotels of Kerala, Bolghatty Palace. The palace holds the distinction of being the ancient Dutch palace outside Holland.

Jewish Synagogue: It is the oldest tabernacle in the commonwealth and was constructed in the year 1568. The main attraction of this place is the dock tower, the 18th century hand painted willow pattern floor tiles ordered from China, Hebrew writings on stone slabs and copper plates which bear the recordings of the privileges granted by the king.

Enjoy your Kochi tour along with your near and dear ones for the entire tour will be extremely pleasurable.

Last Updated on : 30/08/2013