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“Magic Tours works like magic for India touring!”

Cochin Magic Day Tours
Ranked #14 of 65 Tours in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Cochin Magic offers walking tours for small groups of 2-6 people, personalized tours by car for independent travelers, and bus tours for larger groups. We also offer several day trips that showcase Kerala’s natural beauty, culture and cuisine. You can cruise through the beautiful backwaters of Allepey, learn how to cook a traditional Kerala meal, or explore the Jewish heritage sites on the Malabar Coast.
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“Magic Tours works like magic for India touring!”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Deepa and Magic Tours (Cochin, Delhi, etc) have the right formula for touring in south India. They made our arrangements for a 18 day trip and it all went perfectly. From the beginning Deepa listened well and gave great guidance for the planning. She and her organization were always prompt, very responsive, professional and detailed as we planned and then they performed flawlessly. Cochin Magic like our other Magic tours took sightseeing beyond just seeing the sights. Deepa told me that travel "makes us aware of places and people" and we travel "to empathise and connect.", and her travel company has put this into practice. We traveled from Cochin to Chennai by car with driver and Magic Tours was always interested in how things were going and were available to make changes or solve little problems if they arose. Deepa multitasks and manages at breakneck pace, but sees clients as friends. You can tell, we were very pleased.

Visited January 2012
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On cruise
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“Jewish heritage tour of Cochin and Kerala”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

From the moment we stepped of our cruise ship in Cochin until we were brought back at the end of the day, our day was filled will memorable visits to exotic sites. Jose made sure that we all had the same interests. the itinerary was to see as many Jewish related sites as possible in 8 hours .Chendhamangalam Synagogue was the first stop and it made a lasting impression..Jose's detailed descriptions and interesting background info made this visit wonderful and seeing the ancient graves, was a reminder that Jews really lived in these areas. We were taken to other synagogues where he made sure that the doors would be open for us and made a special visit to the "aquarium" Shule where we had an informative visit with the owner and one of the few remaining Jews in the area.. We went to the weaving centre which was a throw back in time and we had lunch at the "spa", a true Indian meal eaten with fingers from a banana leaf.( and no one was sick the next day from eating and drinking foreign water.. So please enjoy).. Sadly the main synagogue in Cochin itself was closed since it was Friday so that was completely bypassed.. I would have loved to have at least seen the exterior and to have seen the "Jew street". Our driver made us feel safe and Jose gave so much info.. Happy to return and visit this area again and take any tour which he offers..all was arranged by Mumbai Magic and Cochin magic. Thanks again


Jewish Cemetery
Cranganore Visit
Natural fiber craft center visit

Visited December 2011
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Fallls Church, Va.
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“A Superb Value and a Superb Tour”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

Cochin Magic is tops in every way. We were met at the airport, our driver waiting even with our plane an hour late. He took us to our hotel. And Cochin Magic's choice of hotels (Arches) was superb. We were picked up promptly the next morning and had a marvelous day tour of Cochin. Our guide was knowledgeable and well-spoken. He and the driver provided every possible consideration. And we were accompanied to the immigration office and taken directly back to our ship.

Visited November 2011
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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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“A very professional, well-run organized tour of the highlights of Cochin”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

As one of 22 passengers off of a cruise ship stopping in Cochin, we opted for this day-long visit that included the major sights of interest in the city and then the 90-minute drive southward for a houseboat ride with lunch. From the beginning when I contacted Ms. Deepa with this company, I found my questions and the procedure for the booking handled very well. I set up the tour, selecting it from the website, checking on availability, recruiting the participants, and finally clarifying inquiries about special needs (one of us was wheelchair-bound, and that was handled very nicely). Our guide, Rishi, is highly recommended; he has the right temperament to be a tourist guide and is very knowledgeable about the area. Although he encountered difficulty gaining admittance to the port that morning (the officials held him up) and we lost about 1/2 hour at the beginning, once underway everything ran very smoothly. The houseboat ride is not to be missed, as it is an experience very unique to the waterways of this part of the state of Kerala and to India!

Visited November 2011
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“Cochin Magic Kerala backwaters”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

Dear Deepa,

Just a quick not to let you know what a fabulous day with had in Kochi today... George could not have been a better tour guide... we arrived a little early and when we got off the ship George and the boys were there to greet us...

The house boat trip was wonderful and our lunch was just yummy... the boys even made us some fried banana for desert... George and everyone on the house boat could not do enough for us an everyone on the tour came up to me said thankyou for organising such a great day...

We did do a little bit of a whirlwind tour of the fort area and George got us back in time as we told him we needed to be back at 5.30pm....

Visited June 2011
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