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Ancient Port Town Tour with Latha - 7 Hours

Explore the ancient churches, museums and palaces in Kochi.

About the Experience

Latha

Hi! I’m Latha, I’m 50 years old and have lived in Kochi all my life. I love this city to bits, especially the traditional homes found here because they’re unique. I have a lot of fun meeting new people and, usually, my trips are packed with historical trivia. I am proud of the heritage Kochi has and am thrilled to have the opportunity to talk about it with people. Come join me on this tour to explore an ancient town called Muziris that was the busiest trading city once upon a time! I am fluent in Malayalam and English.

About the experience

Visit synagogues, museums, excavation sites and old churches along the backwaters of Kerala to explore what used to be a busy spice trading port town called Muziris centuries ago. The trip begins with a visit to Paravur Synagogue, an old Jewish prayer house turned into a museum, that reveals a lot about how Jews arrived in India and settled in Kerala. Set sail in a water taxi and head towards another museum dedicated to a 19th-century politician and social reformer named Sahodaran Ayyappan. Take a break for lunch before visiting Church of Our Lady of Snows and witness the art of making traditional wooden boats along the way. Visit Kottappuram Fort and end the trip with a visit to the Paliam Palace Museum and traditional Kerala homes called Nalukettu, before heading back.

Places of interest: Paravur Synagogue, Sahodaran Ayyappan Museum, Church of Our Lady of Snows (Manjumatha Portuguese Church), Kottappuram Fort, and Paliam Palace Museum.

Inclusions

  • Boat ride for 60 to 80 minutes
  • One mineral water bottle per group
  • Admission to Sahodaran Ayyappan Museum, Paliam Palace Museum and Paravur Synagogue Museum
  • Lunch (vegetarian and non-vegetarian)
  • Refreshments

Transport

  • Two way transfer from meeting point in private A/C water taxi

Meeting point

  • Paravur Synagogue at 9:30 A.M.

Know before you go

  • The water taxi can accommodate a maximum number of six people
  • There may be a short waiting period to board the boat
  • The church requires appropriate attire, that covers knees and shoulders
  • You will be required to deposit any carry-on bags or luggage before entering the museums
  • Please do not throw any trash in the sea

Not included

  • Pickup and drop
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)

Recommended backpack essentials

  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Redemption process

  • After the booking is complete, you will receive an email with the booking confirmation voucher that can also be viewed on the Cleartrip app in the 'bookings' section under your profile
  • Please re-confirm the meeting point and time with the organiser whose contact details are mentioned in the voucher
  • Show the e-voucher to avail the activity; no print-outs required

Address

Paravur Jewish Synagogue, Ernakulam,, Ernakulam, North Paravur, Kerala 683513, India
Kochi

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What safety measures are taken?
  • A: The boat is equipped with a first aid kit, life jackets and fire extinguishers.
  • Q: Is parking available near the meeting point?
  • A: Yes, there is a parking facility near the meeting point.
  • Q: Can I click photographs at all the places?
  • A: You can take photos and videos everywhere except in the synagogues. Please avoid flash photography inside the museums.

Organiser

Muziris Project Limited by Kerala Tourism

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Muziris Heritage Project is an initiative by the Government of Kerala to reinstate the historical and cultural significance of the legendary port of Muziris. The region is dotted with numerous monuments of a bygone era that conjure up a vast and vivid past. Keeping this in mind, the project has been designed to spread awareness about Muziris with over 25 museums, a research and academic institution, and major improvements in infrastructure to its credit, making the visits tourist-friendly.

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