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The city of Kochi perfectly reflects the eclecticism of the state of Kerala. Here in historical Kochi, one can see winding streets with mosques, a 16th century Jewish synagogue, 500-year old Portuguese cottages, old churches and a palace built by the Portuguese and later renovated by in the Flemish style by the Dutch.

Long famed in the history books, Kochi (formerly known as Cochin) offered refuge to Jews more than 2,500 years ago. The Portuguese founded the first European colony in Kochi in the 16th century. The Dutch quickly followed and eventually, the British.

The cosmopolitan mix of cultures makes the city fascinating. This is particularly apparent in the old sections of Mattancherry and Fort Cochin, which are approached by regular ferry from Ernakulam (modern Kochi).

Fort Cochin boasts St Francis Church, India’s oldest European built church, constructed in 1503, the huge Santa Cruz RC Basilica that dates from 1902, fine homes built by the wealthy Europeans, Dutch cottages and elegant Chinese fishing nets that grace the northern shores. In the Mattancherry area is the 16th century Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace.

Nearby is the Pardesi Synagogue. The area around here is known as Jewtown and is one of the centres of the Kochi spice trade.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Kochi, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

Houseboats | Kerala | India
Captivating Kerala
7 days FROM $1,599

Uncover the delights of tropical Kerala in India's deep south. Visit historic Fort Kochi, the picturesque hill station of Munnar with its verdant tea plantations and spend a night aboard a houseboat, gliding along the tranquil, palm fringed backwaters.

House boat on the backwaters | Kerala | India
Golden Triangle & Kerala
14 days FROM $3,369

Uncover the delights of India’s famed Golden Triangle - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, then head south to tropical Kerala. Visit historic Fort Kochi and the picturesque hill station of Munnar with its verdant tea plantations, relax in sleepy Kumarakom and spend a night aboard a house-boat, gliding along the palm fringed backwaters.

The backwaters | Kerala | India
Classic Kerala
9 Days FROM $2,299

Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar and a houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. In nine sunfilled days feast upon the amazing natural wonders, wildlife, beauty and diversity of stunning Kerala - God's own country.

Tea plantation | Kerala | India
Beautiful South
14 days FROM $3,459

Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kochi, colonial hill stations and a rice boat cruise on the Keralan backwaters. An action packed fortnight in the Southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, that simply has it all!

Wildlife spotting | Kerala | India
Great Southern Getaway
15 days FROM $5,939

Discover exotic stone carved temples, princely palaces and colonial hill stations. Take a train journey on the scenic Blue Mountain Railway, cruise the backwaters of Kochi and spot elephant from your jungle hide-away at both Mudumalai and Nagarhole National Parks.

Tea plantatino | Munnar | India
Munnar Tea Estate
4 days FROM $829

Munnar in South India offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills carpeted with verdant tea plantations. Exuding old world charm, the combination of lofty peaks, manicured tea estates and the cool mountain air makes Munnar an ideal retreat.

House boat on the backwaters | Kerala | India
Keralan Backwaters
3 days FROM $699

A peaceful and rustic 3 day sojourn on the mellow backwaters of Kerala. Setting off from Alleppey (Alappuzha), close to Kochi, you'll sail through the lush backwaters aboard a rice boat.

Beautiful beach | Kerala | India
Mararikulam Beach
5 days FROM $899

Located in the picturesque fishing village of Mararikulam, Marari beach is fringed by limitless lines of coconut palms. Perhaps indulge yourself with the Ayurvedic treats offered locally or simply work on that tan and getting through a blockbuster novel!

Chinese fishing nets | Kochi | India
Kerala Homestay
8 days FROM $1,899

Combining historic Kochi, the virgin hills of the Western Ghats amongst rubber, pepper and coconut plantations, Alleppey and the lush Keralan Backwaters. In eight sun-filled days feast upon the amazing natural wonders, wildlife, beauty and diversity of stunning Kerala - God’s own country.

Tailormade Holidays to Kochi

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Kochi.

Cherai Beach Resorts, Kochi
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Cherai Beach Resorts is exquisitely landscaped with lagoons and canals meandering in and around a number of cottages (heritage & modern) built around picturesque greenery overlooking the clean long beach at the front and serene backwaters behind. There are traditional heritage Fishermen villas facing backwaters and the Modern villas fully air-conditioned and with all modern facilities.

Malabar House, Kochi
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Boutique Hotel

The Malabar House is ideally located for sightseeing, shopping and backwater cruises. The Malabar House seamlessly combines tradition & contemporary design.

The Killians Boutique Hotel, Kochi
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Standard Boutique Hotel

The Killians Boutique Hotel is the symbol of boutique elegance comfort it offers an easy access to glorious glimpses of the Arabian Sea.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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