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Surrounded by the backwaters of the Arabian Sea, Mattancherry is an old port area of Kochi, not far from Ernakulam Town. The area was once the main trade port for spices such as pepper and turmeric, as well as tea. Today, it’s a bustling and cosmopolitan community that welcomes people from all religious backgrounds and walks of life.

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Private Tuk Tuk Tours in Kochi with Hotel Pickup

Private Tuk Tuk Tours in Kochi with Hotel Pickup

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Benefit from personalized attention and a fully customizable itinerary on this private tour of Kochi and Mattanchery in a tuk-tuk (auto-rickshaw). Ride through the streets like a local, listening to commentary on Kochi's history and culture from your driver-guide. Visit highlights such as the Chinese fishing nets, the Dutch Palace, the Jain temple, and St. Francis church. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
Price varies by group size
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$15.00
Price varies by group size

Excursion to Rice Farms of Kerala.

Excursion to Rice Farms of Kerala.

This tour of Kochi has been especially designed for Insignia cruise passengers with limited time on land. You'll be picked up directly from your ship, to save the hassle of navigating in a new city. Choose from two itineraries: a comprehensive overview of Kochi (including Jew Town, Fort Kochi, the Chinese Fishing Nets, and more), or an unforgettable, three-hour backwater cruise.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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Group Shore Excursion from Cochin Port

Group Shore Excursion from Cochin Port

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Enjoy a houseboat tour on the inland waterways of Kochi when your cruise ship pulls into the Kochi port. Travel to Alleppey (Alappuzha) to board a traditional houseboat that takes you on a 2-hour cruise through scenic waterways lined with villages, rice paddies and coconut palms. Sample the delicious cuisine of Kerala during a lunch served on board your vessel. Afterward, transfer to an air-conditioned coach to see the highlights of Fort Kochi, including the Chinese fishing nets.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Kochi Offbeat Shore Excursion-4 Hour Old Kochi Heritage Tour with Private Guide

Kochi Offbeat Shore Excursion-4 Hour Old Kochi Heritage Tour with Private Guide

Learn about Kochi on a 4-hour small-group tour that is limited to 12 people. See the Chinese fishing nets, visit two food markets, and watch the process of creating a kolam (painting in front of the home). Visit two important Hindu temples, the historic St George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (Koonankurishu Pally), and the Abode of Snakes with an informative guide. Upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.84
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$79.84

Cochin Shore Excursions from Pier

Cochin Shore Excursions from Pier

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While docked in the Cochin cruise port, explore the city from your ship on this worry-free shore excursion. Depending on the date you book, follow one of three itineraries. Either, make a stop in Fort Kochi to see St. Francis Church, go on an adventure through the backwaters of Kerala during this houseboat tour, or cruise down a river in a houseboat, and visit the giant Chinese fishing nets.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Cochin City or Backwater Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal

Cochin City or Backwater Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal

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When docking on shore from your cruise, it can be hard to find tours that’ll make sure you're on time to meet your cruise before it heads out on the water again. This Celebrity Constellation Kochi shore excursion is a perfect solution as it meets you right at your boat and takes you back in time, too. Depending on the day of your tour, you’ll either ride on a houseboat through the backwaters of  Alleppey; ride on a houseboat through the backwaters of Alleppey and visit Fort Kochi; or visit multiple highlights such as the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St, Francis Church, and Santa Cruz Basilica.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Munnar Package Tour.

Munnar Package Tour.

Specially designed for Celebrity cruise passengers, this scenic off-shore excursion gives you the best of Kerala in a single day. Cover the highlights of history-filled Kochi, from Portuguese palaces to the bustling spice market. Or, opt to spend the day drifting in a traditional houseboat on the stunning backwaters, with a curry lunch cooked onboard by your own private chef.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$525.00
Price varies by group size
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$525.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Cochin (Kochi) Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal Ships Pier

Cochin (Kochi) Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal Ships Pier

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Make the most of your time at shore and take a tour of Kochi’s main highlights. There are three different itineraries based on the day of travel which visits key landmarks including the Kerala backwaters, the traditional Chinese fishing nets, the St. Francis Church, and Fort Kochi. Learn about the history of Kochi from your guide and enjoy a hassle-free trip during this shore excursion.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Fort Cochin Cycling Tour

Fort Cochin Cycling Tour

After a short safety briefing, you will start your day’s cycling through the narrow lanes and spice markets moving towards Mattancherry. The architecture along the busy streets in this enclave is very clearly European, with fine houses built by wealthy British traders of the colonial era, and the Dutch cottages with split farmhouse doors. We have a few surprise stops en-route which makes this a very exciting ride. After you reach Mattancherry, you will cycle via Mattancherry Palace, Jew street and the synagogue. Then, you resume cycling and move towards the Santa Cruz Basilica. This is a very attractive church constructed in the gothic style and was originally built by the Portuguese. From there you will pedal towards the Princess Street which has a quaint old-world charm to it. As you approach the end of the tour you arrive at the unique Chinese Fishing nets whose history and drama are remarkable.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.01
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$21.01

Kochi City Guided Full-Day Tour

Kochi City Guided Full-Day Tour

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Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a melting pot of different cultures and traditions. Today, it still retains many elements of its glorious past which can be best experienced with the Kochi City Tour. An eclectic mix of Portuguese, Dutch and British history combined with the rich traditions of Kerala - a wholesome day tour around Kochi and Ernakulam.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00

kochi tuk tuk Experience with a ride through the local streets of kochi

kochi tuk tuk Experience with a ride through the local streets of kochi

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2-Hours Ride in local Tuk Tuk (Auto Rickshaw) to explore the life of the local people in the Old city. During the tour, your driver / local expert who is born in the city takes you to  Dhobhi Khana, laundry place to show the traditional methods used for washing clothes.  Visit  "Padapadam" factory on the local street , Papadam, which is a thin, crisp, disc-shaped food made from peeled black gram flour (urad flour),typically served as an accompaniment to a meal in India. Will take through various local streets to see various temples(Balaji Temple, Jain temple, Salt temple etc of different communities living in the same city. Drive towards the Jewish street, where jewish community still exists, visit Inscents factory, Essential oil Making, local market etc.Towards Traditional Bazar market to visit Ginger Ware house, to watch drying,packing,processing of Ginger and other spices. Also Womens Co-operative spice market, Candle making Factory.(No Monuments)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
Price varies by group size
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$15.00
Price varies by group size

Cycle on the Lanes of Kochi - A Guided Cycling Tour

Cycle on the Lanes of Kochi - A Guided Cycling Tour

One of the most beautiful states of South India is Kerala. Having so much in store to serve the travellers, the city is ready to mesmerise every traveller that ever visits the state of Kerala. If you wish to explore the city on wheels this is the best tour to choose. The quest starts as you reach the starting point. Gear yourself up to explore the best sights of Kochi with this tour. We take you to all the places that must be visited when you are in Kochi. The tour starts at Fort Kochi and then to Vallarpadam. From Vallarpadam we go to Broadway Market and Mattancherry and get back to Fort Kochi. The tour is ready to mesmerise you with its beauty and leave you with a lot of memories to be cherished for years to come. Tour Timings: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.60
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$49.60
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2 Nights Misty Munnar Sightseeing 3 Star Private Tour Package - Iris Holidays

2 Nights Misty Munnar Sightseeing 3 Star Private Tour Package - Iris Holidays

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2 Nights Private tour to Munnar  with pickup and drop from anywhere in Kochi. Accommodation in this tour is being offered at a reputed 3 Star Hotel in Munnar
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.00
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$138.00

Group Tour for half day with hotel or port pickup and drop-Off

Group Tour for half day with hotel or port pickup and drop-Off

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See the best of Cochin with your own personal guide on this private half-day tour, with hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off. Traveling between sites by private air-conditioned vehicle, hop out to explore the lanes of Fort Kochi, viewing must-sees like St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz Cathedral. Plus, admire the famous Chinese fishing nets and visit the old Jewish quarter of Mattancherry, with its spice market and Paradesi Synagogue. Entrance fees included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
Price varies by group size
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$30.00
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Taking safety measures

Walking Tour of Fort Kochi to Jewish Town

Walking Tour of Fort Kochi to Jewish Town

The tour aims at exploring Kochi as a local. The public transport like a tuk tuk and public service bus is used which will give you an insight into the life of the people. Also the tour goes to regions like that of Saraswath Brahmins and Marvaris, and Gujarath Brahmins who represent different cultures and life styles.and who live peacefully showing the greatest tolerance in mingling with everyone around. The tour when rides the narrow thorough fares and by-lanes in the tuk tuk will give you a most satisfying experience by all five senses.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.00
Price varies by group size
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$15.00
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Cochin Group Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal Pier

Cochin Group Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal Pier

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If you're traveling by cruise to Cochin and want the chance to explore a bit more of Kerala, this shore excursion might be the perfect fit. Three itineraries are available, depending on your arrival date, which could have you either visiting the backwaters on a traditional houseboat, visiting the historic sites of Fort Cochin, or both!
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Tour in Tuk Tuk and Public Transport to Kochi Heritages

Tour in Tuk Tuk and Public Transport to Kochi Heritages

Explore the life of people. Experience traveling in Indian Ferrari ( Tuk Tuks ) and Public Buses All attractions of Kochi is included in the tour. You are met at the ship in case you are arriving by sea (Our staff will hold the page board with your name.) or at the lobby of the hotel where you are booked to stay. You will be transferred to an air conditioned Car or Van to heritage area of Kochi Then ride in tuk tuks to the attractions in Fort Kochi. After visiting Chinese Fishing Nets and Church of St. Francis board a public bus to travel to Jewish Town. Alighting from the bus do a soft walk to the Jewish Town. At Jewish town visit synagogue and Dutch palace. Later wander around the Jewish town looking at the buildings of the Jewish settlement or go for shopping or sit on the balcony of a restaurant or inside the court yard of a Jewish house to enjoy a tea or coffee and Indian snacks. Board the air conditioned car or van to drive back to your ship./ hotel. .
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Highlights of Cochin Group Tour by Local Ferry ,Tuc-Tuc ,Local Bus and Foot .

Highlights of Cochin Group Tour by Local Ferry ,Tuc-Tuc ,Local Bus and Foot .

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This Group shore excursion is the perfect way to make the most of your time in Kochi. Tour the incredible sites on a four-hour journey by Local Ferry ,Local Bus ,Tuc -Tuc and foot , to visit the Chinese Nets ,Santa Cruz Basilica ,St Francis Church ,Jew Town ,Jewish Paradesi Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutch Palace ,Spice Market ,Dhobi Khana (local laundry) etc . You'll learn about local life from your professional guide and explore the best this incredible Southern Indian city has to offer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00

Tuk Tuk Tour Mattanchery & Fort Kochi With Local Driver Guid

Tuk Tuk Tour Mattanchery & Fort Kochi With Local Driver Guid

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In The Heart of fort kochi and mattancherry Kochi Is A Cluster Of Island And Mainland Ernakulam. The Historical Towns Of Fort Cochi And Mattancherry In Sync With The Past,With Their Old-World Colonial Charm Fort Kochi Is All About Charming Sea,Quaint Shops The Sell Clothes,Spices,Souvenirs,Cafes And Art Galleries And Roads Lined With Trees(And Lots Of Trees) With Architecture And Walls Full Of Colors .Lying In The Heart Of Kochi-The Town Is Laid Back And Perfect To Backpack.Fort Kochi Offers A Welcoming Silence That You Will Fall In Love With,Especially If You Are Looking For A Time Away From The Hustle Of The City.well informed drivers and trustworthy with 10-20 years experience. they will safely take you through the colorful life of fort kochi and mattancherry
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  • 4 to 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.40
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$10.40
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Shore Excursion for

Shore Excursion for "Nautica" passengers to Kochi: Pick & Drop @ ship:

Cruise ship passengers short on time on land will appreciate this well-designed tour of Kochi that maximizes your time. You'll be picked up directly from your ship, so you won't need to worry about getting lost in a new place. Choose from two itineraries to suit your interests: a tour of Kochi's highlights (including Jew Town, Fort Kochi, and the Chinese Fishing Nets), or a tranquil backwater cruise on a refurbished rice barge.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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Pocket Friendly Package

Pocket Friendly Package

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A package in your budget, but no compromise for quality services. The Package coves top three destinations of Kerala,- Cochin, Munnar and Alleppy Houseboat.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.67
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$218.67

Kochi Half Day City Tour

Kochi Half Day City Tour

Hello! Travelers ! Skip the expensive shore excursions ! Book a Thrifty small Group Tour of maximum 4 people.! You are met at side of the ship with pager board of Your Name.. Comfortable transportation, entertaining and enriching travel experience. The tours are customized to suit the arrival and departure schedule of your ship. 1. Kochi Over View. Chinese Fishing Nets, Church of St. Francis, Santa Cruz Basilica, & Jewish Town for synagogue and the ancient Jewish quarters and Spice market. An early morning drive to a suburban fishing Village.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
Price varies by group size
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$35.00
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Highlights of Cochin - Group Shore Excursion from Pier

Highlights of Cochin - Group Shore Excursion from Pier

This is a great choice for travelers with limited time in Cochin. Enjoy a hassle-free day trip around the highlights of Cochin with a guide to accompany you. Save time booking transport by having port pickup and drop-off included. Sights you’ll visit include St. Francis Church, the Chinese Fishing Nets area, Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattancherry Palace, and Paradesi Synagogue.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Kochi Excursion for Cruise passengers. Pick & Drop @ Ship.

Kochi Excursion for Cruise passengers. Pick & Drop @ Ship.

This half-day tour of the city will give you an idea of how years of visiting explorers and traders have made Cochin into the cultural melting pot that it is today Fort Cochin, the first European settlement in India. This region has changed hands between the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, each of which have left their mark on the architecture. In Fort Kochi at the beach you are taken to Chinese Fishing Nets. Chinese fishing nets dotted along the shoreline that are still used in the Kerala backwaters. Move on to St Francis Church, which was built by General Alfonso de Albuquerque in 1500. He arrived from Portugal with half a dozen ships to build the first European church in India You’ll head to Jewish town by coach. You’ll then move on to Asia’s best preserved synagogue, which is paved with hand-painted blue-and-white porcelain tiles, before perusing the shops in Jew Town The final stop is at Mattancherry at the Dutch Palace. It’s home to Hindu murals that cover entire walls
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
Price varies by group size
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$50.00
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Should I book Mattancherry tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mattancherry can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 29 Mattancherry tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Mattancherry 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mattancherry costs USD 10.40. Guided Mattancherry tours start around USD 10.40 per person. See all 29 Mattancherry tickets and tours on Viator.
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