- Travel by tuk-tuk through the narrow alleys and picture-postcard streets of Fort Cochin.
- Visit the 16th century St Francis Church, and the Jewish Synagogue in the old quarter.
- Walk through ancient rooms to see the exquisite murals in the Mattancherry Dutch Palace.
Fort Cochin by Tuk Tuk
Uncover the charm of Cochin in a local tuk-tuk. The driver will take you down the backstreets and narrow lanes of Fort Cochin to reveal a side rarely seen by tourists. The area offers an intriguing mix of crumbling mansions, an old synagogue, ancient mosques and huge cantilevered fishing nets.
Explore the beautiful Mattancherry Dutch Palace. This iconic building was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663. Walk through the rooms and admire the vibrantly coloured murals telling the story of the epic Ramayana. See the Jewish Synagogue in the old quarter, also known as Jew Town. Wander through the picture-postcard streets lined with 17th century Dutch and Keralan-style houses. Visit St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India.
Take a ferry over to the mainland to compare the characterful streets of Old Cochin with Ernakulam, the business hub of modern day Cochin. Then relax for a while over lunch in a local restaurant.
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