from/per person Rs 8,740
  • 8 hours
  • Private
  • Pick-up
  • Drop-off


Description

Get picked up by the personal chauffeur from your hotel lobby or from the Cochin port in the morning and drive for around an hour to reach Muziris, the ancient port town of Cochin. The Guide will first take you to the ancient Pattnam archaeology site.  Discover the ancient connection between India and Mesopotamia and ancient Romans. The Archaeologist believe that the site was continuously occupied at least from the 2nd century BC to the 10th century AD. 
St. Thomas is believed to have landed in Kodungalloor port (formerly called Muziris) in 52 AD. The St. Thomas Church established by the apostle houses holy relics from the olden days. At Kodungalloor, he established the first Christian church in India.
Walk through the Paravur Spice market where one can still picture fresh produce unloaded off on 'Vanchis', traditional Kerala boats that are used to this day, to ply the backwaters. It retains the livelihood of the people who benefit from the market with conserving the historic buildings within the market. 
Further walk towards Paravur jewish Synagogue. Synagogues are Jewish places of worship. The Jewish communities who came here in different periods settled in and around Muziris were involved in trade. This Synagogue was built in 1615 and is one among the largest surviving synagogues in Kerala.
Arrive at the Chendamangalam hand loom weaving factory, run by a women’s society, the chief livelihood of local women working there. (Closed on Sundays and National Holidays) Chendamangalam fabrics are known for their excellent quality. The handloom products of this region represented the entire Kerala handloom industry. Chendamangalam saris are still famous today.
In 1420, the jews who came from Kodungallur or Palayur to Chennoth (Chendamangalam) built a Synagogue, a place of worship for the Malabari jews. Enjoy a brief visit to this ancient Chendamangalam Synagogue before stopping for local lunch.
Rice, papadum, rassam, beens vegitable, chutnees, fish and flavoured lukewarm water is the integral ingredients of local lunch in Karala. Depending on your choice you may eat or deny eating fish and meat.
After lunch continue the journey to Sree venugopala krishna swamy temple chendamangalam, a famous Hindu temple among locals. 
Enjoy visiting Paliam Nalukettu, the Karela history and lifestyle museum and the Paliam Palace museum. Nalukettu was occupied by the women of Paliam Noble family who followed matrilineal system.
Drive through the Kottapuram market. The Kottappuram market is a trade centre that bears the stamp of both native and foreign influences. This Market would wake up at 3 am shut down at 3 pm.
Arrive Kottapuram Fort, built by the Portuguese in 1523 was referred to popularly as Cranganore Fort and is now known as Kodungallur Fort. The Fort had a strategic position, on the mouth of the river Periyar before it joins the Arabian Sea, which gave it the advantage of controlling the ships and boats that passed to and from the interior of Malabar. Enjoy watching Chinese fishing net from here in the backwaters of Periyar River. 
Meeting Points
Marine Drive Jetty, Cochin. Please look for the person carrying your name on placard to find a boat on Marine drive Jetty.
What to Remember
Please look for the person carrying your name on placard to find a boat on Marine drive Jetty.


 


 


Inclusions

• Private Guide
• Personal Chauffeur
• Pick and drop from hotel/ Port in Cochin.
• Entrance tickets as per Itinerary.
• Local Lunch.
• Fuel, parking and air conditioned comfortable car.
• Government taxes and surcharge.


Exclusions

• Tips and Gratuities.
• Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.


Highlights

• All inclusive tour with local lunch.
• Enjoy visiting the ancient Jewish Synagogues
• Visit the Karela history and lifestyle museum.
• Walk through the ancient Paravur spice market of Kerala.
• Visit the 628 AD Mosque, the first and oldest in India.
• Discover the ancient connection between India and Mesopotamia at Pattnam archaeology site.
• See ladies in action at Chandmanglam hand-loom site.
• Understand the operational technique of Chinese fishing net in Periyar backwaters.


Additional Information

• Some tours require your original passport or Government ID (Pancard/Driving Licence/Aadhar Card), tripXOXO will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory.
• tripXOXO reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
• No refund for partly utilized services.
• Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, tripXOXO will provide alternate options if possible.
• Seating arrangement is done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide.
• If in any case the guest does not show up on time and our vehicle departs from the pickup location then tripXOXO will not arrange for alternative transfer & no refund is provided for the missed tour.


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