Kochi (Cochin) City Tour


Explore Kochi with your own private tour that includes a performance of Kathakali Dance, the classical form of Kerala.

Suitable For: All
Category ; Sightseeing
Trail Type: Full Day Trail
Duration: 9 AM To 6 PM
Age Limit: NA


Book Kochi City and Kathakali Dance Tour to discover the historical city of Kochi by visiting some of the most famous churches, synagogues, and museums in the city, and end the day with a Kathakali Dance Show.

Discover the historical city of Kochi. Visit the churches, synagogues, and museums in the city. Also a gateway to Kerala, Kochi is situated on the southwest coast of India. The city was the first European settlement in India. Its location between the blue waters of the Arabian Sea and Kerala’s emerald backwaters, and its rich medley of Indian and foreign architecture make it a favorite tourist spot. It is also the industrial and commercial capital of Kerala.

Your guide and driver will pick up you from your hotel in Kochi or Cochin Port in the morning to start your tour.

On this Kochi City Tour trip, we will cover the following destinations to make for a memorable day tour.

Kochi City Tour Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Cochin / Kochi / Fort Kochi / Port Cruise Terminal
  • Kathakali Dance Show Ticket
  • Private Car For Disposal (Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle)
  • English-speaking driver cum guide with cell phone


  • Tips & Personal Expenses

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants (ages 1-2) are free with two paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • At the time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at the time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • Refunds will not be issued if a tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of the cruise ship
  • The dress code is smart casual
  • There will be an additional Transportation charge for Pickup & Drop from hotels near Cochin International Airport.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking

Kochi City Tour Places Included

St. Francis Church
St. Francis CSI Church, in Fort Kochi, Kochi, originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent.

Kerala Folklore Museum
The Unique Architectural Ethnography & Anthropology Museum. Kerala Folklore Museum is a cultural hub to promote and preserve the culture & heritage of South India.

Hill Palace Museum Tripunithura
Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, near Tripunithura. It was the administrative office of Kochi Rajas. Built in 1865, the palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across 54 acres (220,000 m2). The complex has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a prehistoric park, and a children’s park.

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, a church built originally by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558, was spared by the Dutch conquerors who destroyed many Catholic buildings. Later the British demolished the structure and Bishop Dom Gomez Vereira commissioned a new building in 1887. Consecrated in 1905, Santa Cruz was proclaimed a Basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1984. This magnificent church is a must-see destination for tourists who come to Kochi.

Paradesi Synagogue
Jewish Synagogue, or the Paradesi Synagogue, is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi in South India. It was built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. It is also referred to as the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue. The synagogue is located in the quarter of Old Cochin known as Jew Town, and is the only one of the seven synagogues in the area still in use. The complex has four buildings. It was built adjacent to the Mattancherry Palace temple on the land given to the Malabari Yehuden community by the Raja of Kochi, Rama Varma. The Mattancherry Palace temple and the Mattancherry synagogue share a common wall.

Jew Town
Jew Town is a unique location in Kochi where one can find precious artifacts from across the world, preserved lovingly by many a generation of collectors and shopkeepers. Jew Town is a narrow stretch between Mattancherry Palace and the Pardesi Synagogue, famous for its legendary antique shops.

Mattancherry Palace
Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits, and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. Mattancherry Palace is situated at Palace Road, Mattancherry, Kochi. It was built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537–65), Raja of Kochi, in 1555 AD. The palace is a quadrangular structure built in Nālukettu style, the traditional Kerala style of architecture, with a courtyard in the middle. In the courtyard, there stands a small temple dedicated to Pazhayannur Bhagavati, the protective goddess of the Kochi royal family. There are two more temples on either side of the Palace, one dedicated to Lord Krishna and the other to Lord Siva. Certain elements of architecture, for example, the nature of its arches and the proportion of its chambers are indicative of European influence in the basic Nāluketttu style.

Chinese Fishing Nets
Chinese Fishing Nets, colloquially known as Cheena Vala, is a common sight in the backwaters of Kerala especially around Fort Kochi.

Princess Street
Loafer’s Corner, popularly known as Princess Street, is an ideal place in Kochi, where an amalgamation of old and new times can be seen. One of the oldest streets in Fort Kochi, it is dotted with European-style houses, lending it an old-world feel.

Fort Kochi Beach
Fort Kochi Beach is a beach along the Arabian Sea situated in Old Kochi respectively Fort Kochi area of the city of Kochi.

Kathakali Show at Kerala Kathakali Centre
Kerala kathakali center is the Kerala’s foremost art school and the only authentic theatre where kathakali, music, martial arts, and other dance forms are demonstrated in traditional style with its real sense and reality.

Kochi City Tour Meeting Point

  • The lobby of your hotel in Kochi or the Cruise Terminal of Kochi Port.

Know Before You Book Kochi City Tour

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.
  • Maximum vehicle size is 10 passengers.
  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

Terms & Conditions

  • Rates are indicative and subject to change.
  • Confirmation will be received within 5 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Any expenses that may be incurred over and above the mentioned inclusions will need to be borne by the guests.


  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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