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Cochin Royal Heritage Trail Day Tour
"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
From $42.00
 
Kochi City Guided Full-Day Tour
"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."""
From $45.00
 
Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour
"Your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Kochi and transfer you to the Mattancherry side of the old city.Visit the Dutch Palace (own expense) also known as Mattancherry Palace or Portuguese palace situated in Mattancherry ( Closed on Friday). Witness the classic construction of this museum that features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.Stroll along the historical street from the Dutch Palace to the popular Jew Street which leads you to the Jewish Synagogue. Journey back in time and see the various spice shops and curio souks. The Jewish Synagogue popularly known as Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in this part of the world ( Closed on Friday & Saturday). Enjoy the beauty of the curved brass columns
From $25.00

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Zoo visit ??? Not Good

Unfortunately Zoo in Keralam are not great ( not even good )!!For example, The Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram ( Trivandrum ) is very bad, one can say.Because it is not well maintained.If you are a foreign...
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Kodanand Elephant Yard

Kodanand is known for an elephant yard - where the elephants rescued from the forest is taken in. Sad to say, there are only 7 elephants and all of tied to chains. If you expect a lovely encounter...
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National park entry

Some of the national parks that propagates for rare spieces of flora and fauna often has limited access (i.e. very small portion of the park, mostly close to the entrace area) for tourists which make...
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A tour agent to trust in Kochi

Beware of many of the tourist shops selling trips, as you will find a lot of these will over charge for many of the trips. If you want an honest person to book your trips with , then go Princess...
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houseboat reservation.......

I had reserved the house boats with dream holidays cochin,they quoted me different tarrif for overnight stay when i reached there they asked me 1000 extra ...i was fooled as i did not have the...
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The innumberable massage centers

There are hundreds of massage and ayurvedic "clinics" near Kovalam Beach, and most of them charge an exhorbitant sum for a hopeless, and quite painful massage. There are very few good massage and...
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This goes the other way round

Our tourist trap included a sane human being called Munjay, he was tricked into coming with us thinking it would be a joy ride, but it turned out to be quite a ride for us in return. Our local...
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Periyar Tiger Reserve

This is not a reserve in the sense I would normally imagine it.You can't wander around or take a walking tour or even take one of those little cheesy trains. You have to go on hired boats or the ferry...
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Varkala Bamboo Hut

We had a confirmed booking in the bamboo village and cottages in Varkala. On arrival we were simply told that we won't get the booked cottages because the guests at the places are extending their stay...
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A White face at Lands End.

Its not really a Tourist Trap just a bit weird.When you are walking around the Memorial at Vivekananda rock, there are a lot of tourists from other parts of India. They are not used to seeing...
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How to reach Munnar?

Nearest major airport is Cochin International airport which is about 125 km away. Taxi services are available from airport to Munnar which cost about Rs 3000. Cochin airport is well connected to all...
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Tips for your Kerala Tour Travel

Vacation time is when people visit different destinations to learn more about the country, to relax and basically just to enjoy themselves. These are the very reasons many people today consider...
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Zoo in Trivandrum

Within the museum complex in Trivandrum, there is one of the world's worst zoo. Well, the zoo is not very well maintained and the animals are virtually not looked after. You can smell the bad odor and...
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kerala honeymoon

hi....your plan is good ..no doubt but i like to make some changes to your plan.. because its your honeymoon: the symbolic beginning of your life as a married couple. It is an ideal chance to relax...
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Top Hotels in State of Kerala

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Kumarakom North Post, Kumarakom, Kerala, 686 566, India
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Tower Road, Fort Cochin, Kochi, Kerala, 682001, India
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, formerly Le Meridien Kovalam Beach resort, Kovalam, Kerala, 695 527, India
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PB No. 40 Baison Valley Road, Munnar, Kerala, 685 612, India
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GV Raja Vattapara Rd, Kovalam, Kerala, 695027, India
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Top Things to Do in State of Kerala

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Chinese Fishing Nets

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Sarwaa

Sarwaa is definitely a must visit store in Trivandrum. It's an eclectic store with an awesome amalgamation of various indigenous brands catering to curios, handicrafts, jewelry and options for gifting...
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Backwater daytrip from Varkala

There are different possibilities for a Backwater Tour from Varkala. If you like to get pampered there are different agencies in Varkala bringing you by car to a houseboat. You can do it by yourself...
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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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Padmanabhapuram Palace

Built around the 16th century , the Padmanabhapuram Palace is indeed a spectacular place to visit in Kerala.Actually the six-and-a-half acres of land on which the palace complex is built is situated...
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Daytrip to Trivandrum

Trivandrum short for Thiruvananthapuram is a quite interesting town and only 45 minutes by train (a bit more by bus) from Varkala. The Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is a short walk from Trivandrum...
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