"Your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Kochi at 9:30am then transfer you to the Mattancherry side of the old city.Visit the Dutch Palace also known as Mattancherry Palace or Portuguese Palace ( Closed on Friday). The classic construction is a preserved museum in its own right and houses Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art portraits and assorted exhibits of the Kings/Rajas of Kochi. From the Dutch Palace you'll stroll along the historical street popularly known as Jew Street which leads you to the Jewish Synagogue. The buildings might seem worn-out but the street lives on to the glorious past thanks to various spice shops and curio souks. The Jewish Synagogue
"The 15th century Venetian traveler Nicolo Conti described the city of Kochi “A place prosperous enough to spend the money one makes in China”. Kochi continues to be a prosperous city and welcome travelers from all over the world. It is believed that the a grand structure built on 52 acres of land from where nine Rajah’s ruled over the princely state of Kochi. The palace today has been converted into a museum with great collections of artefacts antiques and portraits belonging to the royal family. Your guide will bring these inanimate art to life through some interesting stories and anecdotes such as why none of the Cochin Maharajah’s ever wore the gold crown studded with precious stones that was gifted to them by King Immanuel of Portugal? You will find out the answer during the tour.From the Hill Palace we move to the residential quarters of the royal family (approx. 5 minutes ride). Many members of the clock tower built by the Dutch and other heritage structures in the area.Then we proceed to meet one of the families belonging to the royal dynasty at their private residence. The residence is a modest traditional Kerala home
"You will be picked up at your hotel in Kochi downtown or Njaliparambu Junction in Fort Kochi at 7:00 AM and head to one-of-the-kind fish market and see the auctioneer crack some deals. Later proceed to the Mattancherry Palace that will defy your you will experience the heady aromas from the spices sold at the local market and you get to sample some yourself. After devouring the Kerala Sadhya (authentic Kerala styled meal) at your own expense visit the Kerala Folklore Museum to garner some knowledge on the folk arts of Southern India. Get on-board a ferry for a soothing ride across the backwaters to reach Fort Kochi. Take a break to beat the heat before heading out for a walk on the c tread on the paths of Old Mattancherry post sun-down. Here delve into the lives of the locals as you walk around. From Ayurveda to temples and from the local market to the families churning out Pappadams (rice crisps) – everything is on offer here. When the tour ends you will be transferred back to your hotel or Njaliparambu Junction."""