Full day tour of Cochin including afternoon Harbour Cruise
Cochin, located along the coastline formed by Arabian Sea, is a historical city which is believed to have existed since 1102. However, it was with the beginning of the 16th century that it came into limelight for attracting British, Dutch, Portuguese and Chinese traders with its export quality spices. Today, it is among the top tourist destinations of Kerala, offering attractions like backwaters, beaches and most importantly, due to the structures and buildings constructed during colonial age.
Follow the guide to visit the Fort Cochin attractions that include Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue (known as Paradesi Synagogue). While the former is known for showcasing Hindu Temple art through murals and many royal exhibits, the latter is known for various objects of antiquity like chandeliers, pulpit, rug, crowns, clock tower and Scrolls of the Law. Visit the picturesque Chinese Fishing Nets, a unique arrangement for catching fishes, which is believed to have been installed by some Chinese explorers. Later visit St. Francis Church which was the original site for burying Vasco da Gama after his death. Have fun at Fort Cochin beach and buy some superb quality spices from the busy spice market.
In the evening, you will be taken for a memorable cruise that begins at Cochin Harbor. The 2 hour long cruise allows the tourists to relax and enjoy the majestic sunset view onboard. Watch the sun getting lost behind the serene backwaters. Get enthralled by the beauty of Chinese Fishing Nets that look amazing under pink haze. Other sites that are worthy of viewing from the boat include Marine Drive and Bolgatty Island. The island is well-known for beautiful Bolgatty Palace that was built by the Dutch around 1630. It is a treat to watch the lightened up structure after the sun sets.
: Full day tour of Cochin with Harbour Cruise
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