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Kochi: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Kochi: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour with Hotel Pickup

Discover the highlights of Kochi from a local’s perspective as you ride around in a traditional tuk-tuk. See the city’s historical monuments, learn about its colonial past, and benefit from a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Travel to the spice markets and learn about Kochi’s central role in the Indian spice trade for many centuries and its popularity by foreign traders.  See the old buildings that most clearly reveal this deep-rooted colonial influence. Kochi was the first European colony for Portugal in India from the year 1500-1663, followed by the Dutch and later the British.  Explore the fishing village’s ancient Chinese fishing nets, historical European settlements like the Vasco de Gama church, and the Dutch cemetery and towards the Dutch palace. Stop by a museum under ASI and spend time walking through the historical Jewish district and visit the Jewish synagogue.

Kochi: Kathalki Theatre and Dinner Experience

2. Kochi: Kathalki Theatre and Dinner Experience

After being collected from your hotel lobby at around 5:30PM, you will be taken to the Cochin Cultural Center to watch the enchanting dance form of Kerala, Kathakali. The duration of this dance ballet will be approximately 1 hour (6:30PM-7:30PM). The performing artists will be decked out in heavy costumes of myriad colors and resplendent makeup, capped by a huge crown. The artist display an amazing array of expressions on their faces to narrate the tale along with nifty footwork. The dance drama is mostly inspired by ancient Hindu epics such as the Ramayana, the Mahabharat and the Purana, punctuated by rhythmic music in the background. The colors on the faces of the artists help in understanding the nature of the character. For example, Red (Tati) symbolizes an evil character such as Ravana or Dushasana, whereas green (pacca) is reserved for the protagonists or fighters, with red color dots and lines on their cheeks portraying the evil present inside them. The color black is basically for hunters or dwellers, and yellow is for monks. Shiny yellow, orange and saffron stand for the purity of woman’s spirit. At the end of the dance, the musicians give a thrilling musical experience in the concluding segment. After the Kathakali, you are bound to come out from the theater having been thoroughly entertained, and with your heart in your mouth. Following the riveting dance performance, you will be taken to a hotel or a restaurant for an enjoyable dinner to complete a memorable evening.

Kochi: Kathakali Evening Dance Show w/ Dinner & Transfer

3. Kochi: Kathakali Evening Dance Show w/ Dinner & Transfer

Have a chance to appreciate the extraordinary classical dance form of Kerala. The act begins with the Kelikutto. It is the call for the audience to shift their attention as the act is about to get started. Kelikutto will be followed by Todayam. In this part, two allotted characters evoke the blessing of the divine. This will be consecutively followed by an entertaining dance piece called Purapaddu. Once the dance piece ends, the musicians will take the stage and transport the audience on a breathtaking musical journey. This particular section of the act is called Melappada. Pakka or the Minukku will not have the opportunity to do a debut on the stage. All the other characters will perform a debut in the Tiranokku section. This marks the beginning of the performance or the scene to be narrated. After the cultural icons of the Kerala majestic dance show, you will be taken back to the hotel restaurant where you will enjoy dinner. After dinner, drop back to hotel.

South India Authentic Food Tour

4. South India Authentic Food Tour

Welcome to Kerala, a land renowned for its lush green landscapes, serene backwaters, and a cuisine that's as diverse as it is delicious. If you're a food enthusiast seeking an authentic and immersive culinary experience, then the Kerala Authentic Food Tour is the perfect journey for you. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure that will take you deep into the heart of Kerala's culinary traditions, where flavors, techniques, and history come together to create an unforgettable experience. Kerala, often referred to as "God's Own Country," is a southwestern state in India known for its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural beauty. Beyond the picturesque landscapes, Kerala boasts a culinary heritage that has been shaped by centuries of trade, migration, and indigenous traditions. The Kerala Authentic Food Tour offers a unique opportunity to explore this culinary tapestry, unraveling the secrets of the state's iconic dishes while discovering lesser-known gems hidden in the alleys and kitchens of local homes. The Kerala Authentic Food Tour promises to be an unforgettable culinary journey through a land where food is not just sustenance but a celebration of life itself. From the aromatic spices that perfume the air to the warm smiles of the local hosts, every moment of this tour is an opportunity to dive deeper into the heart of Kerala's food culture. Come join us on this immersive adventure where you'll not only savor the flavors of Kerala but also gain a profound understanding of the traditions, history, and customs that make this cuisine truly unique. Whether you're a passionate foodie or simply looking to explore the rich cultural heritage of Kerala through its food, this tour is designed to leave you with a taste of Kerala that you'll carry with you long after your journey ends. Get ready to experience the magic of Kerala through its culinary treasures – a journey that will delight your senses and feed your soul.

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What people are saying about Kochi

I really enjoyed the tour. Guide had knowledge About the monuments and the history it self. Friendly,well spoken in english I can only recommend him. Thank your for the tour

It was amazing. He took his time to explain and find the right spots. Couldn’t be more happier. Must do if you are in Kochi

Driver was very good and taken us to the places we wanted to go and recommended many others. Very good tour.