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Address: Kochi (Cochin), India
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$45.00*
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Kochi City Guided Full-Day Tour
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$69.00*
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Full Day Private Cochin Shore Excursion

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Get lost in old world charm

Mattachenrry is far from the madness of downtown Cochin. A quaint seaside town it is dotted with queer old buildings, fancy restaurants and souvenir shops. It also houses places... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Swapna K
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Dubai
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our senses were stimulated by the colours and smells of the wide array of herbs and spices on display which were vying for space with the trinket, food, drinks and ice-cream vendors along with gift and clothes shops.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are planning a trip, you must visit during the biannual art festival that has some amazing art strewn in the lost unlikely places besides the art galleries. Loved the narrow lanes (especially the ones that do not allow traffic) to see the lovely old buildings, tiled roof tops and one can imagine the old world that used to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mattachenrry is far from the madness of downtown Cochin. A quaint seaside town it is dotted with queer old buildings, fancy restaurants and souvenir shops. It also houses places of interest like churches , the only functioning synagogue in India and defunct factory buildings like that of Aspinwal. Definitely worth a visit and a meal. During the Muziris Biennale the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic walking destination, walked from the chines fishing nets to the Jewish Synagogue. How amazing is that

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Port Louis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good restaurants with delicious seafood menus. Clean area. Shopping at very good bargaining price. Kind and helpful vendors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable time in the Fort Kochi area. Hotel Old Lighthouse Bistro was quiet with personal attention. Beautiful area, Jew town, churches, monuments, shopping.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest place in Kochi, going back to Portugal time, is very famous for Gujarati sweets. Was also known for spices. Close to the Bus Depot there is a Boat Jetty, where one can get boats to Ernakulam, Fort Cochin and Willington Island. There is also Bazaar (Market) where one can get to buy different spices and articles... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth spending a few hours walking the back streets, lots of history, little craft shops and the shop keepers are friendly and don't pressure you to enter too much. Plenty of old architecture and buildings to admire.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One can give it a miss if in Kochi for a day or two, but if you have ample time, then walk around this archaic town to see the old jewish establishments and a fusion of many cultures......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mattancherry is a must visit place in Cochin, it stores a lot history and historical sites. The Dutch Palace also situated at there. They have street of shops which sells all the antiques. I enjoyed visiting Mattancherry.

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