Historical Muziris Tour - a day trip from Cochin

Accompany us on a tour back to the historical times of Kerala. The sunken, ancient port town of Muziris connects today's Kodungalloor with the past. Put yourself back in time when gold was replaced by spices.

  • A day trip into the past
  • You will see relics and excavation objects of past times
  • Get familiar with the story of Muziris

Additional Information:

  • Available: daily except Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays
  • Duration: 6-8 hours, depending on the traffic situation
  • Start time: in the morning according to request
  • Language: English
  • Participants: Privat tour 
  • Dresscode: comfortable clothes and shoes
  • To bring: Camera, sun protection
  • At least bookable: from 2 persons
  • last booking option: 5 days before your desired date of start
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Included:

üPick up from your hotel in Cochin in air-conditioned vehicles

2-3 people Innova (5-seater)
4-7 persons Tempo Traveler (9-seater)


üEnglish-speaking guide for historic Muziris Tour
üEntrance fees
üLunch in a local restaurant
üThe current taxes
ü2x  drinking water in bottles - per person during the tour
üReturn to your hotel

Not included:

ûif you are not inside Cochin, you have to travel to Cochin by yourself
ûFood different than described
ûpersonal expenses (souveniers)
ûtips
ûalcoholic drinks


Back to the ancient Muziris

Our day trip is a trip into the old port town of Kodungalloor, which in the old days was known as Cranganoor. It is located at the mouth of the river Periyar at the Arabian Sea. The long-standing traditions of Kodungalloor look back on the ancient port town of Muziris, which disappeared by floods and earthquakes. Muziris was one of the first port cities in the world. When Kerala had established itself as the center for spices, it was exactly this port town where the Roman ships arrived, loaded with gold, to exchange it into pepper. The search for spices also attracted Babylonians, Egyptians, Arabs and many others. This has resulted in a world-wide trade. Through the various influences, the region also received various religions. Familiarize yourself with the origin of Christianity in India and its development in contrast to the strong presence of Islam and Hinduism. It also recalls the history of the Jews in Kerala who also came here. Kodungallur was literally the cradle of the coexistence of several religions.

Today Muziris continues to be a historical project in the state of Kerala. Excavations, exhibitions, museums, etc. remind us of the early times of the origin.


You will visit the following historical places:

  • Kottakavu Church

One of the 7 churches built by St. Thomas. It was established in 52 AD.

  • Kottappuram Fort

Built by the Portuguese in 1523, known as the Cranganore Fort as ordinary people called it and now known as the Kodungallur Fort.

  • Paravur Synagogue

It served as a place of worship for the Jewish community, which was very close to the Paravur market.

  • Chenamangalam Synagogue

After the destruction and devastation of Jerusalem (69 AD) the Jews founded a colony in Chendamangalam. After the great flood in 1341 AD, they moved to Fort Cochin.

  • Cheraman Juma Masjid - Friday Mosque

The first mosque in India and the second-largest Friday mosque in the world, built by Malik Ibn Dinar in 629 AD.

  • Paliam Palace & Museum

The Paliam Palace was used as the residence of the Paliath Achans, who were the prime ministers of the former Maharajas of the state of Cochin.




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