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Pass By: Excel India Tours, No.30/354,Near Immaculate Heart of Holy Mary's Church, Nettoor, Kochi, Kerala 682040, India
Staff of Excel India Tours will meet you at the ship. You can see him holding the pager board with the name of lead traveler of your group. The staff will escort you to waiting Van /Car / Coach.
Then different tours start.
Tour # 1. Tranquil Backwaters Tour.
This tour is designed to introduce Kerala and its attractive backwaters to travelers.
In the morning the tour start with an overland drive from the Kochi harbor to Alleppey / Kumarakom Backwaters. ( 1 hour 45 minutes )
Tour reaches the Jetty of the houseboat.
Board a pre arranged houseboat and start the backwater cruise (3 hours.)
The houseboats are previous spices boats of Kerala innovated into houseboats for tourists with bedrooms kitchen and a spacious lobby. The kitchen of the houseboat under an enthusiastic Chef will cook for you our traditional food to your taste.
The cruising along the backwaters and palm fringed rice paddies and tiny villages will be an experience you will never have anywhere else.
After the cruise the tour will return to Kochi (drive is 1 hour 45 minutes.)
An orientation drive to Fort Kochi to Chinese Fishing Nets and Jewish Town for photo stops. ( 30 minutes )
Returns to the pier.
Tour # 2 .Glimpses of Cochin
The group travels to Fort Kochi (30 minutes)
At Fort Kochi, the group will be transferred to the waiting Tuk Tuks (two people in one)
Ride in Tuk Tuk to Church of St. Francis. Visit the church and pay homage to Vasco de Gama who had his first burial in this church before taking him to Portugal. (30 minutes)
Then do a soft walk (5 minutes) to Chinese Fishing nets. Watch the operation of these. Interact with the fisher men and try your hand in operating the nets. (20 minutes)
Return to waiting Tuk Tuks and ride in it to Jewish Town.
Walk around Jewish town along the ancient streets of the Jewish community studded with the fascinating Jewish houses once occupied by the European Jews before they leaving for Israel after the state Israel formed. (30 minutes)
At the end of the Jewish town visit the Paradeshi Synagogue belonged to the European Jews who still use this synagogue on Sabbath. (Three resident Jews and visiting Jews from other countries form minion.)
You can wander around the area for hunting gifts in the shops. (30 minutes)
Walk to Dutch Palace (10 minutes)
the seat of administration of the Koch Royalty now a museum for most beautiful mural on the wall.
Dutch Palace (30 minutes)
Return to ship in the waiting Van /Car / Coach