Small-Group Kochi Bike Tour
Tour description provided by Viator
Pedal the spice-scented streets of Kochi, a former spice trading center, and take in the sights and sounds of this relaxing port city. As you explore Kochi’s streets, you’ll learn about its colonial legacy under the Portuguese, Dutch and English, and visit the lively waterfront and bazaars. Your small-group, four-hour bike tour is led by a local guide who will provide expert commentary on the sights as you discover the heart of this charming Indian city.
The best way to discover the culturally rich city of Kochi is by bike! Start your adventure at the Indo-Portuguese Museum, and view the artifacts that showcase the history of India’s earliest Portuguese Catholic communities. Next, cycle to the Dutch Cemetery, the oldest European cemetery in India, and learn about the Dutch and English migrants who settled in India during the 17th to 19th centuries.
Continue your way north towards the port, and see the large, suspended Chinese fishing nets, introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan. Along the coast, you’ll pass the bustling fish market and Kochi’s main bazaar, where you’ll find tea, spices, dried fruit, garlic and cashew nuts. Breathe in the pungent aroma of ginger, cardamom and cloves, and wander the streets to browse the various goods on sale.
Then cycle to the Dutch Palace, and admire the beautiful murals depicting Hindu temple art. Sip a cup of chai tea while you enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. Hop back on your bike and cycle along the coast toward the center of town. Get a glimpse of the life of the dhobis, a caste group found in India who specializes in washing clothes; watch them beating clothes clean.
This guided bike tour provides a stress-free yet adventurous way to navigate Kochi. Your comprehensive bike tour will highlight Kochi’s colonial past and cosmopolitan present. Traveling in a small group with a maximum of 12 people ensures you’ll have an intimate and unique experience.
- Small-group bike tour
- Local guide
- Use of bicycle
- Entrance fees
- Tea and snacks
What isn't included
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified