In this tour, you will turn into a Cochin local person. Experiencing the typical day of a working Cochin citizen. You will travel in a local bus, local ferry, have a Tuk Tuk ride, visit the market, typical Cochin lunch, monuments, and temples.
Typical Kerala lunch served on a banana leaf
Visit to the monuments at Fort Cochin & Mattancherry and also take part in working of Chinese fishing nets
üEnglish, French, German speaking accompanying guide
üentrance fee and all activities
Up to 48 hours before the start of the tour there are no cancellation fees.
The right of withdrawal does not apply to the following contracts: contracts for the provision of services in the field of accommodation for purposes other than a habitation, transport of goods, car rental, supply of food and beverages and other recreational activities if the contract for the provision of a specific date or period.
On this unique tour, you will become a citizen of Kochi for a day. You will explore Cochin with your guide by being one among the native. You will walk, take the TUK TUK through the narrow streets of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry , climb on a local bus in the busy hours to the city, walk among thousands of people at the local market, know the spices, visit the railway station when thousands of people return to their nearby village after the day’s work, join the harbour cruise in and around the harbour in mainland. By evening you had witness and experience everything that is happening in a day at Cochin.
Your day starts at 0930 hrs when your guide takes you to Fort Cochin to visit The St Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India, where Vasco de Gama the first European traveler to India was originally buried. Visit the Chinese fishing nets believed to be brought to Kochi by the Chinese Traders. After Fort Cochin, take an Autorikshaw (commonly known as Tuk Tuk) to Mattancherry. Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays) at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana & Mahabharata. The Jewish Synagogue (closed on Saturdays) at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. A walk through the Jew Street is a pleasing experience.
At 1200 hrs, climb the local bus from Mattancherry to Broadway, the famous wholesale market in the downtown. The bus journey is a thrilling experience passing through the bridges, narrow roads and finally the Mahatma Gandhi road when you enter the city. Your journey ends at Broadway at 1240 hrs
Broadway is the final word for wholesale shopping in Cochin. Ten thousands of people from many parts of Kerala visit Broadway every day. You name it and you get it here. A steady walk through the narrow streets will sight you the hundreds of shops here.Your guide will take you to the local shop and buy your chips to taste the best made chips .In this small place you will get an opportunity to see how different kinds of chips are made.
In the afternoon walk across the road and your guide will take you to a small Vegetarian restaurant which offers Kerala thali meals.
After Lunch, a stroll along the long tree-lined coastal pathway that lines the backwater is well worth the time spent, especially late afternoon or dusk. The bustling backwaters, dotted with fishing boats, speedboats, ships, tankers and passenger boats, can be observed from this walkway that lines the coast.
At Marine Drive, you will also take a common motorboat cruise on a seat on a boat basis for 45 minutes around the harbor area.
In the evening, you will drive to Ernakulam South Railway station, one of the busiest train stations in Kerala. In the busy evening hours, you will see thousands of passengers busily moving around to catch their train after the day’s work.
At 1630 hrs, you will take the public ferry to experience how the local people living in islands use the public ferry as their daily transport back and forth.
Tour will end after you are dropped at your hotel between 17.00-1730 hrs.