Rustik Travel

Kochi Heritage Experience

  • Kochi heritage experience
  • In Kochi
  • In Kochi
  • Hotel room in Kochi
  • In Kochi

Explore the rich historical and cultural heritage of Kochi. The historical monuments, heritage structures, boutique hotels, avenue style streets with cobbled roads and the many charming coffee - tea shops and restaurants, add so much charm and character to the place.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Overview

  • Destination: Kerala
  • Location: Kochi
  • Google Map Co-ordinates: 9.9700° N, 76.2800° E
  • Nearest City (Airport): Kochi
  • Nearest City (Railway Station): Ernakulam
  • Duration: 3 or 4 Days Based on your schedule
  • Dates: On request
  • Months: Throughout the year
  • Guide: Available
  • Price: On request

Experience


Kochi is unlike any other place in Kerala. It is truly unique. The historical monuments, heritage structures, boutique hotels, avenue style streets with cobbled roads and the many charming coffee – tea shops and restaurants, add so much charm and character to the place. No wonder Fort Kochi was selected as India’s venue for the Art Biennale, a prestigious international Art exhibition organized bi-annually. At the heart of Fort Kochi is the ancient heritage hotel, a 300 year-old building that has for long been a prized monument of this tow. It has been recently reopened as a boutique hotel. Built in the Dutch style of architecture with hints of Portuguese influences, it was the first hotel of old Cochin. Later it became a residential home to employees of English tea-broking firms until it was left unused for a period of time.

Key Highlights:

• Accommodation in a boutique heritage hotel, a 300 year-old heritage structure.
• A guided tour introducing the rich history and legacy of the Cochin Royal Family, the original patrons of Kochi.
• Explore the twin heritage quarters of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry which has a recorded heritage of over 500 years.

Itinerary

Day 1
The car driver picks you up from the airport or railway station at Kochi and drives you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Explore Fort Kochi and its fascinating European heritage on foot- St. Francis Church, Santacruz Basilica, Dutch cemetery, Chinese fishing nets and other structures.
Day 2 / After breakfast
Explore Mattancherry which was where the Cochin Maharaja and other Indian and non-European communities were settled. Jew town is a significant place not to be missed, home to a Synagogue (Jewish Temple) and last of the Jewish families. Post lunch head to Tripiunithura for the Cochin Royal Heritage Trail which will introduce you to the history of the Cochin Royal Family through a series of stories and anecdotes. The tour will take you the royal palace, now a museum, the residential quarters of the family and other heritage structures. The trip ends over high tea with present day members of the royal family at their private residence. Please note this will be an informal visit. Rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 3 / After breakfast
Hop on to a local ferry and join the locals as they head to the mainland Ernakulam, along the way enjoy the cruise on the harbor. The Broadway market at Ernakulam is among the oldest and is a very good place to buy spices at economical rates. Visit the Kerala Folklore museum which has a fascinating collection of traditional artefacts and antiques. Rest of the day at leisure, you can visit the local cultural centre for a Kathakali (dance form) or Kalaripayatt (martial art form) demonstration.
Day 4 / After breakfast
Check out after breakfast and head to Kochi airport or railway station for your flight or train back home.

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in “Superior” category room.
  • Activities – “Cochin Royal Heritage Trail” and “Kerala Folklore Museum” visit are included.
  • All applicable government taxes, toll fees, parking charges, etc.
  • Food & Beverages: Breakfast.
  • Transportation: AC sedan vehicle with driver will be at your disposal for the entire duration of the trip. In case of any deviation from the planned itinerary it will be charged extra.

Exclusions

  • Activities not mentioned above will have to be paid for directly.
  • Any expense that is not mentioned in the Inclusions list above. These will have to be paid at actuals directly by the guests.
  • Costs are valid until 31st March 2016. Not valid for stay between 20th December 2015 and 10th January 2016.

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