1 Day Monuments & Backwater Tour in and around Cochin, India


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: No. Only if the parents are accompanying.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (advanced), Japanese (conversational)

Sightseeing Tour, Including Historical Monuments and Backwater Boat Boating

Hello, my name is Khader and welcome to Cochin. I'm an experienced local guide in and around Cochin area.

I would like to share my knowledge and experience about Cochin with you all. As I am very familiar with the nook and corner of this city, I can show you each and every historical monuments and can explain their historical importance and legendary stories that make Cochin much more interesting. Besides there are places in Cochin which are not familiar but interesting which I can show you and you can experience it as a local. I can assure you that this Cochin experience will be memorable forever. You can also taste local delicacies such as curry rice and sea food.

What I like about my native city Cochin is its cosmopolitan nature with different ethnic people and you can see different culture in such a small local area, which is amazing and very rare to see in other places. I am very much proud to have been born in this city.

I look forward to see you in Cochin.


1. Starting from the Cochin Port Cruse Ships or hotel as the case may be.

2. Driving to Fortkochi, watching Chinese Fishing Nets & visiting Santa Cruz Basilica which is 2nd oldest Cathedral in India.

3. Then to St. Francis Church built in 1503, Where Vasco da Gama initially buried in 1524

4. After that have a look at handwashing laundary at Fortcochin, which is one of its kind in the world.

5. Going to Mattanchery by Luxury Air conditioned vehicle.

6. Entering Jewish Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the common wealth & visiting Dutch Palace which was built by the Portuguese in 1557.

7. Walking through streets consists of organic spice market, Indian Souvenir Shops etc

8. On the way have a look at some religious places like Churches, Temples & Mosques.

9. Drive to boat Jetty and embark on a backwater boating, going on 1 way & returning in different way. (3 hours)

10. Covering Bogatty Island, Fish Farm, Paddy Farms, Village Flora & Flauna etc. Back to Cruise Ship Terminal or hotel as the case may be

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours


- Hired Air Conditioned Luxury Vehicle
- Backwater Boat

What’s Included

Other: - Guide Service
- Air Conditioned Luxury Vehicle
- Backwater Boat
- Monuments Entrance Fees
- Mineral Water / Tender Coconut

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2500 Indian Rupee - Shopping, Food, Drinks.

What’s Extra

Other: Food, Drinks, Snacks and other personal expenses.


I am doing only local tours in and around Cochin and up to Alleppey,Especially for "CRUISE SHIPS"
Holidays:-Synagogue on Fridays&Saturdays and Dutch Palace on Fridays
both prohibited photograph

A Recent Review of this tour

Thanks to our wonderful K for introducing us to Cochin in such a spectacular way. His knowledge of his city helped us understand and enjoy its culture and its heritage. You won't go wrong with K as your guide.
Faith Wassersug

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