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Colonial Heritage and Market Tour with Rakhi - 3 Hours

Explore the Dutch, Portuguese and British architecture in Kochi.

About the Experience


Hello! My name is Rakhi and I moved to Kochi 40 years ago when I got married. Travelling makes me really happy and I love the old synagogues in the city. I started tour guiding in 2018 because the idea of meeting new people and telling them about the history and culture of Kochi is something that gets me really excited. My trips are well planned and always start on time and I make sure guests take great memories back home. I am fluent in English and Malayalam. Join me on this tour to explore the heritage of Kochi!

About the experience

Embark on a journey to explore the colonial buildings made by the Dutch, Portuguese and English from the 17th to 19th century. Take a stroll down the old Kottappuram Market to spot ancient Dutch buildings and their architecture. Take in the sights of the Kottapuram Fort, a Portuguese fort built in the 16th century and the beautiful Church of Our Lady of Snows. End the excursion with a visit to Gothuruth island situated in river Periyar and head back.

Places of interest: Kottappuram Market, Kottapuram Fort, Church of Our Lady of Snows (Manjumatha Portuguese Church), and Gothuruth Island.


  • One mineral water bottle per group
  • Refreshments


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

Not included

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

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
  • Please do not throw any trash in the sea
  • The guide may vary depending on his or her availability, however, be assured a guide of similar interests will accompany guests

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

Meeting point

  • Paravur Thattukadavu Boat Jetty at 9:30 A.M.
  • Kottappuram Waterfront at 9:30 A.M.

Recommended backpack essentials

  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen


From Paravur Boat Jetty


From Kottappuram Waterfront



Paravur Thattukadavu Boat Jetty, Thattukadavu Bridge, Kannankulangara Temple Rd, Cheriya Pallam Thuruth, North Paravur, Kerala 683512, India

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, parking is available near the meeting point.
  • Q: Can I click photographs at all the places?
  • A: Yes, all the attractions allow photography.


Muziris Project Limited by Kerala Tourism


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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3,950 per Boat

Starting at 3,950 Inclusive of GST/taxes

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