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Cochin Heritage tour with Muziris

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You will be welcomed by Globes Travel representative & your private guide at the port. After a scenic drive you will begin your private tour from   Paravur Synagogue. This synagogue is no longer a functioning house of prayer but its a museum under the control of Kerala government as part of the Muziris Heritage Project.

Chennamangalam and

Paravoor Synagogue: Old synagogues of the Malabar Jews, constructed using Kerala building traditions, but adapted to suit Jewish ritual and liturgical requirements.  

Kottakavu Church: A church of the Syrian Christian community of Kerala, believed to be the one of the seven original ones e stablished by the Apostle St. Thomas Paliam Palace (Museum): The residence of the Paliath Achans, the prime ministers to the Rajas of the State of Kochi. Pattanam. This is a small archaeological site which contains some artifacts which were traded between Muziris and the rest of the world. Afterwards, enjoy a drive to

Handloom Weaving factory, a traditional cotton weaving village. Here 600 Brahmin families produce some of the most exotic saris in the country, especially extremely famous kasavu. Kuthampully Handloom Industrial Cooperative Society was established in 1972 with 102 members who maintain the tradition of native culture. Your tour continues and visit

Cheraman Juma Masjid: The first mosque in India, built after the Chera king of Kerala met the Prophet Muhammad. It has been renovated several times since then.cochin return to Cochin & enjoy visiting some of the most fascinating sites in Fortochin & mattancherry like the Dutch Palace (closed on Friday). It was built by the Portuguese, and presented to the Raja of Cochin in 1555. Though built by the Portuguese, it is popularly known as the 'Dutch Palace', as the Dutch renovated it during their brief reign here. The glory of the Palace lies in the murals which are in the traditions of Hindu Temple Art. Your tour will continue with a visit to the Jewish synagogue (closed on Friday noon & Saturday). Built in 1568 A.D, it includes The Great Scrolls of Old Testament and a number of copper plates inscribed in the Hebrew Script, and are still preserved in the Synagogue. This Jewish Synagogue in Kochi stands out as a testimony for the communal harmony. The next stop on your tour will be a visit to St Francis Church. Built by the Portuguese in 1510 A.D, it is believed to be the oldest European Church built in India. Vasco-da-Gama was buried here, and fourteen years later, his mortal remains were taken to Portugal. If visitors wish to enter the church, they are allowed only by barefoot. You will have the opportunity to also see the Chinese fishing nets at the entrance to the harbor, and the mechanical method of catching fish by local fishermen in Fort Kochi. At the end of your tour you will be returned to the port in plenty of time
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cochin Port
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Local taxes
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Food and drinks, other than the "value added offers" specified in your guidebook
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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