I am working as a Local tour guide, Tour Advisor/ Tour expert for more than 7 years in the same city.
I am having the following Credentials to work as a Local guide :
1. A valid government approved local tour guide license from Kerala tourism department,
2. Certified tour advisor certificate from the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC).
3. Trained Resource Person certificate conducted by Responsible Tourism Mission, Kerala state.
4. Graduation in Commerce (B. com)
5. Certified First Aider - Red Cross
I am able to speak English , Hindi, Tamil and also the local language Malayalam fluently.
As a local expert from the city, I am well versed with all the local streets, local people, Cultures and life styles of all the different communities in the old city, and also about the historical monuments, local shopping areas, spice warehouses etc.
I am ready to organize and customize all type of tours like Local guided tour, Village tours, Tuk tuk tour, Kerala Special houseboat backwater tour etc. . . . we can work together to create your ideal tour.
I look forward to meeting you, and sharing the best of Kochi.
Kochi is also known as the "Queen of Arabian sea" and also a small port with a radius of 4. 5 Sq. km.
There are many interesting places to see :-
Dutch palace- Nearly 450 years old museum under Archeological survey of India,
Jewish synagogue, (Mattancherry)only Jewish church where prayers is been performed,
St Francis Church, (Fort Kochi) (Portuguese Made) also known as Vasco De Gama Church, the European church made in 1503.
The famous Chinese Fishing nets still in use which has a history of 650 years.
Traditional Bazar Market, where all the ancient trading of spices has been done
These are just some of the interesting sites to see, and there are many others.
Kochi is rich enough with her existing remains of the ancient European colonial era to attract travellers from different parts of the world. You can also experience different types of cultures and religions, and there are also more than 30 communities and people living together in the same city.
A Recent Review of this guide
6 adults travelling together on a pvt tour with Biju. Such a professional guide and due to our change in the ships itenary. He was at the port a day early to met us. As WiFi on ships are so expensive we were unable to contact Biju but there was no need as he was there to met us at the terminal. Our tour was everything we expected and so much more. Our visit to Kerala and time in our Pvt house boat was so special as was our fantastic lunch. It was great to see the backwaters area of this area.
-Local guide license from Kerala government, Department of Tourism.
-Certified Tour Advisor license from DTPC (District Tourism Promotion Council)
- Resource person (Responsible Tourism Mission, Kerala Government)
- Graduated in Commerce at Mahatma Gandhi University and have a valid driving license from government of India.
Some temples are restricted for Hindus Only.
Photography is prohibited in some places which I will let you know...