Explore the fishing village of Fort Cochin on a small group walking tour that offers a fascinating look at the area's multicultural history. Your English-speaking tour guide will show you many of the most significant sites of Kochi, highlighting the history of the once vital port city. With a mix of Dutch, Portuguese, British, and Jewish influences, this city offers many unique attractions. Highlights of this fascinating tour include the Chinese fishing nets and the gothic-style Santa Cruz Basilica, built in 1558. You'll also see St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, which dates back to 1503. The Paradesi Jewish Synagogue has an equally exciting history as it was constructed in 1567, as well as the Dutch Palace (also known as Mattancherry Palace), built in 1555.
If you are interested in the history and architecture of this storied region, book your ticket now. On the day of your tour, wear comfortable seasonal clothing and good walking shoes. With so much to see, you are sure to enjoy learning about Cochin in a small group tour with a knowledgeable guide.
Please Note: A tourist visa is required to debark in India. Since tourist visas are not provided by cruise lines to visit India, you will need to obtain one prior to your cruise. The e-Tourist Visa is NOT available for cruise line passengers.
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