Cochin Day Tour

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Cochin Day Tour

Set on a cluster of islands and a peninsula, Cochin (now, Kochi) is a blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English country village. Here you can see the oldest church in India, winding streets crammed with 500-year old Portuguese houses, cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, a well-settled Jewish community, a 16th century synagogue and a palace built by the Portuguese and given to the Raja of Cochin.
Morning pick up from hotel/airport & enjoy guided city tour including:
Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace)
The Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Maharaja of Cochin, Veera Kerala Varma (1537-61), as a gesture of goodwill. It was substantially renovated by the Dutch after 1663, hence its other name, the 'Dutch Palace'. The most important feature of this palace, however are the astonishing murals in the bedchambers and other rooms, which depict scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranic legends connected with Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna, Kumara and Durga. 
These murals are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and extensive to be seen anywhere in India. <br />
Note:Closed on Fridays
The Hill Palace Museum
Consisting 14 galleries to exhibit is an absolute archeological museum. Royal paintings, weapons, sculptors, coins are the main attraction on the display
NoteClosed on Mondays
Chinese Fishing Nets
Built between 1350 and 1450 AD is the innovative massive planked fishing nets which were designed by traders from the Court of Kubla Khan, a Chinese King. Founded in 1568.
The Jewish Synagogue
One of the preeminent tourist attractions in Cochin. There is a Jew Town around the Jewish Synagogue renowned for housing&nbsp;Spice &amp; Handicraft shops
Note: Closed on Fridays & Saturdays
 Heritage walk through Fort Cochin
Enjoy time to explore the local antique shops and spice bazaars.
Kathakali Dance Show
This dance form is unique and traditional. The main role that plays in this dance is eye &amp; body gestures, bright make-up and colorful costumes. There is a show at 5 Pm which is worth-seeing, performed by renowned classical artists. After watching show, tourists can also can keep memories by clicking photographs with well-known performers. Entire concert will be supported with commentary in English.
Evening dropping back to hotel/airport or your desired destination.
 

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