Welcome to Kōchi

The central part of the city is 12km north and inland from the sea and the liveliest part of town is where the tramlines cross near Harimaya-bashi, a tiny red replica of a bridge made famous by song and film in Japan. The main Obiyamachi shopping arcade runs perpendicular to Harimayabashi-dōri. This action is about 1km south of JR Kōchi station.

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$88 Transfers & Ground Transport

Cochin to Munnar City Hotel Private Transfers

A road trip from Cochin to Munnar in the God’s own country is a fascinating experience for travellers of any genre. The splendid beauty of nature traveling along with you all through the way certainly makes the difference you would not have perceived.On your arrival you will be received by one of our Chauffeurs you will be heading to MunnarMunnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres above mean sea level  in the Western Ghats mountain range.Munnar is also called the "Kashmir of South India" and is a favorite destination for honeymooners.Munnar got its name from its strategic location at the confluence of three rivers – Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala Rivers. 'Moonu' means 'three' and 'Aru' means 'river'.This hill station is splattered with the right mix of nature in the form of the hills, the mist, the valleys, the streams, the waterfalls, tea plantations, rare flora and fauna.... It is a beautiful tea town in Idukki district of Kerala easily accessible from Kochi with well-placed resorts, each creating the perfect vibe to simply relax and immerse yourself in the healing embrace of Mother Nature.

$80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Village Backwater Cruise and Heritage Tour of Kochi

9.00 a.m.Pickup from cruise terminal.Proceed to Vaikom Backwater village.10.00 a.m. Arrival at the Village. On arrival Cruise starts in a non mechanised covered boat/open country boat through Rivers and Narrow Canals.Visit villages to see coir making and plantations.12.30 p.m. You will be served exceptional Traditional Kerala Lunch in a Village House on a Banana leaf. After lunch proceed to Kochi.2.00 p.m. Heritage tour of kochi covering Dutch Palace ( Mattancherry Palace) built in 1557 by the Portuguese and presented to the King of Kochi , Jewish Synagogue built in 1568,Jew Town and Jew Street at Mattancherry , St.Franics Church ,Vasco Da Gama Square and Chinese Fishing nets at Fort Kochi.Dutch Palace –Closed on SaturdaysJewish Syngagogue –Closed on Fridays and Saturdays)4.00 p.m. Arrival back at Cruise Terminal.

$600 Private & Custom Tours


Day 1 : Arrival at KochiOn arrival at Kochi Airport, our representative will greet and transfer you to the Hotel in Fort Kochi for a two- night stay. In the evening, you can enjoy a sunset cruise along the Vembanad Lake and glimpse the historic Chinese fishing nets; the fresh catch from these nets is then sold in the fish market nearby. If you have a particular taste for fresh-off-the-boat seafood, then you can select from the fresh catch, which will be prepared for you in different styles.Day 2 : Kochi SightseeingAfter breakfast, go on guided sightseeing tour of Fort Kochi & Mattencherry. You will be taken to the St. Francis Church constructed by Portuguese and the Mattancherry Palace where the astonishing murals depicting stories from Ramayana, Mahabharatha and Puranic legends are an eye-catching sight. The next stop is at the Paradesi Jewish Synagogue. In the evening, you can watch a Kathakali performance, which is the renowned stage drama of Kerala. Overnight stay in the same hotel.Day 3 : Kochi - Alappuzha – OurlandAfter breakfast, drive to Alappuzha – ‘the Venice of the East’ – and check in at the “Our Land resort”, which is a beautiful Kerala-style resort situated in a very small island surrounded by backwaters. A singular characteristic of ‘Our Land’ is that it is located in a region called ‘Kuttanad’ known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’. This is also one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.Day 4 : Our Land – HouseboatAfter breakfast, you can board a houseboat from the steps of the resort, and spend the rest of the day cruising through the canals of Alappuzha, where you get a chance to observe the lives of people living along the banks of the backwaters. Enjoy an overnight stay is in the houseboat; the accommodation is simple but has modern en-suite facilities for your convenience.Day 5 : Houseboat – Vagamon - Vanilla CountyAfter breakfast on board, disembark at Alappuzha and drive to Vagamon, a tourist spot surrounded by the deep puzzling valleys situated at an elevation of 1,100m above sea level. It is a ‘trekker’s paradise’. Check in for a home stay” accommodation in an enchanting plantation villa, set amidst plantations of vanilla, pepper, coffee and rubber.Day 6 : VagamonSpend the entire day doing different activities: you can take in a spice plantation visit, pay a visit to the nearby ‘Ashram’ or ‘Meditation Centre’, go bird and butterfly watching, among other things. Overnight at the home stay.Day 7: Departure Transfer to Kochi AirportAfter breakfast, check out from Vanilla County and drive to Kochi International Airport for your onward journey.

$145 Cultural & Theme Tours

Jewish Heritage Tour of Cochin

Discover India’s Jewish Heritage in Kochi, home to the country’s longest-established Jewish communities. Known as the Malayalam Jews, their history is vague but evidence suggests that the earliest settlers may have arrived in India after the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE.Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Kochi. From there, you will visit the city’s most important Synagogues, including Chendamangalam and Kadvum Bagam, some of the region’s key places of worship. Visit the Jewish Cemetery and Kochi’s handloom weaving center. The tour continues with a captivating 2-hour excursion around the area’s backwaters, before enjoying lunch at a serene Beach resort. Finally, visit the Judo-Christian Ancestry Tower before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

$55 Shore Excursions

Small Group - Cochin City Sightseeing Tour

Clients will be met by a viator representative at the cruise port, the representative will be holding a sign with the viator logo You will begin this half day excursion with a visit to the Dutch Palace (closed on Friday). It was built by the Portuguese, and presented to the Raja of Cochin in 1555. Though built by the Portuguese, it is popularly known as the 'Dutch Palace', as the Dutch renovated it during their brief reign here. The glory of the Palace lies in the murals which are in the traditions of Hindu Temple Art.Your tour will continue with a visit to the Jewish synagogue (closed on Friday noon & Saturday). Built in 1568 A.D, it includes The Great Scrolls of Old Testament and a number of copper plates inscribed in the Hebrew Script, and are still preserved in the Synagogue. This Jewish Synagogue in Kochi stands out as a testimony for the communal harmony.The next stop on your tour will be a visit to St Francis Church. Built by the Portuguese in 1510 A.D, it is believed to be the oldest European Church built in India. Vasco-da-Gama was buried here, and fourteen years later, his mortal remains were taken to Portugal. If visitors wish to enter the church, they are allowed only by barefoot.You will have the opportunity to also see the Chinese fishing nets at the entrance to the harbor, and the mechanical method of catching fish by local fishermen in Fort Kochi.At the end of your tour you will be returned to the port in plenty of time for your ships departure.

$380 Outdoor Activities

Kerala Cycle & Trek Tour

Anaerangal Camp, set against a large shola forest - high altitude cloud forest - and against the backdrop of the peak they call ‘Phantom’s Head’, the Suryanelli camp is a self contained camp. The camp has 16 large cottage tents – all furnished with large cots and comfortable mattresses, 4 large windows . There is a large gazebo, where you can join in for the nightly camp fire and dinner on order - one would say an ideal meeting ground for adventurers to spin yarns at the end of a hectic day spent outdoors! Day : 01 Arrive CochinYou will be greeted by our representative and transfer to your hotel in Fort Kochi. After a short safety brief by your guide, lets start cycling through the narrow lanes and Spice market towards Mattancherry. The architecture of the busy street in this enclave is very definitely European, with fine houses built by wealthy British traders, and Dutch cottages with split farm house doors. After reaching Mattancherry, we will head for the local visits at Mattancherry. Mattancherry Palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. After visiting the Palace we will stroll through the Jew Street and visit the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. Then we will continue our cycling towards The Santa Cruz Basilica. This is a very attractive church made in gothic style, which was originally built by Portuguese. From there proceed towards the Princes Street, Chinese Fishing nets and St. Francis Church. Depart.Day-1 (Phantom Head) 3hrs – 5kmsAfter lunch by 3.30 pm If you are adventurous enough, a climb to the Phantom’s Head will be an ever remembered walk a top the tallest feature nearby. The high point will always be the sunset, trek to Phantom head peak to see the spectacular sunset over the Papathy Shola and famed Anaerangal lake is ever forgettable. After sunset we will walk back to the camp through tea plantations.Highlights – Mimosa trees, Tea plantations and grass landsOvernight at Anaerangal Camp.Day-2 (Ellamudi Trek) 7hrs – 11 kmsYou can also visit to a lemongrass oil extraction centre and cardomn drying unit, we will walk through (Butterfly Forest – so named for the mass migration of butterflies in October & November). The hills come alive to the morning sun. Today you also have a chance to visit the tribal village of the muduvans – a tribe who have for centuries colonized the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. Their peculiar habit of carrying their children on their backs have earned them their name as muduvans or the ‘back people’. Highlights – walk though cardomn plantaions, eucalyptus plantations and lemongrass Overnight at Anaerangal Camp.