Kochi Things to Do

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  • 1. Chinese Fishing Nets

    This is the most awesome sight in Fort Kochi. Just a leisurely 5 minute walk from Saj Homestay and there they were! Its amazing to see something so fundamental and ancient still in use today. These...

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  • 2. Mattancherry Palace

    Not being much into churches and temples I did want to give the Dutch Palace a squiz and enjoyed it. It is really cheap to enter and I liked the big rooms and high ceilings as well as the lovely big...

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  • 3. St Francis Church

    St. Francis Church is India's earliest European church. Built by the Portuguese in the early 1500's, this wooden church with its simple whitewashed facade became the model for later churches. It was...

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  • 4. Kathakali

    As explained on my opening page, this traditional dance show was amazing. We saw the performers putting on their colourful face paint and then went into the theatre for the show. The show was a...

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  • 5. Backwater

    KTDC charge 400/- half day(4 hrs) 650/-full day(7hrs) back water tour.. but some private companies.. charge only 450/- full day tour (7hrs) include lunch.. arround 20 peoples on the very good boat.....

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  • 6. Jew Town

    Fleeing Roman persecution, Jews reached the shores of south India (about 30 kms from Kochi) around the year 72 A.D. Over the centuries Jews migrated in waves. They became prosperous bankers and...

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  • 7. Fish Market

    Near Vasco de Gama Square and the Chinese Fishing Nets is a small fish market. The freshest seafood -fish, prawns, lobsters - can be purchased and cooked for you (made to order) in one of the stalls....

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  • 8. Paradesi Synagogue

    At the end of a narrow lane in Jew Town is Paradesi Synagogue. It is the oldest synagogue in India. The first Jewish settlers reached India in the early 1st century. Their settlement - then 32km north...

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  • 9. Jewish Synagogue

    This imposing structure was built in 1568, when the Jews settled in Mattancherry, after their expulsion from Rahabi, who built a clock tower and paved the floor synagogue with hand painted willow...

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  • 10. Indo Portuguese Museum

    This important centre for understanding the Indo-Portuguese Christian Art heritage, which is still surviving, houses some honorable collections and is well known for its artistic and architectural...

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  • 11. Santa Cruz Basilica

    Built by the Portuguese Santa Cruz Basilica recently celebrated its 500th anniversary. It is one of only eight basilicas in India. It has a Gothic facade and soaring spires and is a very pretty...

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  • 12. Bishop's House

    This lovely building was the residence of the Portuguese Governor. The 27th Bishop of the Diocese of Cochin, Domes Jos Gomes Ferreira, acquired this building which was built in 1557. Today it houses...

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  • 13. Houseboat

    And this is what is looks like. This one has 2 bedrooms, kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet, but only one terrace. The houseboats of today - huge, slow moving, exotic barge used for leisure trips...

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  • 14. Koder House

    Koder House is actually now a boutique hotel, but this three-storeyed building opposite the beach at Fort Kochi is a landmark for visitors, and is pointed out with the same reverence as the Francis...

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  • 15. Vasco House

    Whilst hubby was checking out another spice shop I happened to spy Vasco's House!! Wow! Apparently this is the house that Vasco De Gama lived in after discovering Fort Kochi many years ago :o) Now it...

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  • 16. Dutch Cemetery

    The 282-year-old Dutch Cemetery in Fort Kochi is considered to be an authentic record of hundreds of Europeans - both the Dutch and the English - who arrived in India to expand their colonial empire....

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  • 17. Say G'day to the Locals

    We had been shown all of the tourist things in Fort Kochi. Howie and I also love to mingle with the locals and do off the beaten path stuff. As we drove over...

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  • 18. Spices of Kerala India by aussirose

    One of the lovely smells of India - spice :o) We hired a tuk tuk for the day and our driver stopped at this fabulous little Spice shop not far from the Chinese...

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  • 19. Washing Dhobi - Laundry in Fort Kochi

    This was a pretty amazing sight - the local Fort Kochi laundry. Once a thriving business, it is now a dying trade. We hope not as it is a testament of...

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  • 20. Greenix Village: Cultural Museum & More

    This interesting museum of Kerala's cultural and dance history is located in a former spice warehouse. There are photographic and audio presentations of various...

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  • 21. Old Harbour House

    Built in 1808, the Old Harbour House is the oldest hotel in Kochi. It was built by tea brokers Carrit Moran and Company. The pretty - but simple building - is a...

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  • 22. Thirumala Devaswom Temple Tank

    On the north east corner of the Gosripuram Cochin Tirumala Devaswom is the Papanasam temple tank. A revolving cradle in the upper storey in the center of the...

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  • 23. Venkatachalapathy Temple Gosripuram

    Venkatachalapathy Temple Gosripuram, or Gosripuram Cochin Tirumala Devaswom, is the most important temple for the Gowda Saraswat Brahmins of Kerala. One of the...

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  • 24. Paradesi Jewish Cemetery

    Located in Mattancherry this centuries old cemetery has approximately 300 graves. The cemetery was originally used for the Paradesi Jews. In the late 1940's the...

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  • 25. Sri Vardhman Sthanak Vasi Jain Singh Temple

    Many Jain families migrated from Kutch and Saurashtra in the Indian state of Gujarat. The temple in this very large complex was built in 1904 and is...

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