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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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so many small hotels are there just try it will be a good experience

Interesting place lotz of local attractions are there ...so many small hotels are there just try it will be a good experience ......its a historic place toooo

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting place lotz of local attractions are there ...so many small hotels are there just try it will be a good experience ......its a historic place toooo

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't expect 5th Avenue but what I did see is s classic Indian area with merchants, houses from antiquity, a Jewish presence dating back to the 1500s and a small congenial community.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting kochi then this is like one of the place you need to come to. Most of the shops are selling non-Kerala items but if you search through you can find some cool stuff. The place is overall dirty...so don't plan to go back again

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Roads are very small at market area. The town is not very clean when compared to Kerala's cleanliness. The place is looking nature beautiful. you get may antique items here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I am glad I went, but couldn't do it again. Dirt and garbage everywhere and in the midst of all of it you will find many treasures if you look under the piles of trash. Beautiful ruins that the government seems to do little to preserve. The people were kind and lovely.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

There are plenty of spots in the area where you get a touch of history. The traditional trade centre where the locals interacted with foreigners and later a foot hold for European colonial powers, many structures which tell us about the past are observed. However, as modern town, it gives a moth eaten feel to you due to poor infrastructure.... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I enjoyed with my family. A lot of curios and collectibles are available here. The Mattancherry palace is also here which u should never miss.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Interesting areas near which to explore some Cochin history. Old buildings, narrow streets, lots of shops and eateries. Just be aware, this area caters to tourists so you'll get pressure from shopkeepers to come in and "just take a link", which can be wearing after awhile. Still, worth an excursion...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

People have to visit Mattancherry to see Dutch Palace, Jew Town, Synagogue, and of course to buy spices. The real reason for us, however, was to eat at Kayees Restaurant. Their biryani (locally known as kayikkante biryani) has a name in whole of Kerala, and can hold its own when compared to the best biryanis served in Calicut. Kayees also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The place has a historic feel to it and is lined with various spice and souvenir shops.There is a lot to see here. The antique shops have a lot of interesting pieces and are worth a look. There are a number of cafes to grab a bite and soak in the atmosphere. The Dutch Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, Jewish Cemetery and... More 

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