Discover Fort Cochin

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 days / 3 nights
from 790 USD /person



“From Kashmiri origin, based in Delhi and owner of Neeleshwar Hermitage in Kerala, Altaf travels extensively and all the time around India, he knows the country like the back of his hand, and with his team, they have prepared several short itineraries to discover several key destinations in India: here Fort Cochin.”

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • Saint Francis Church
  • Kathakali Dance
  • Spice warehouses

Cochin, known as ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’’, nowadays called Kochi, is a city in southwest India's coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. From time immemorial, traders and travelers frequented the place. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Cochin, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Cochin, have been in use for centuries. It has a fascinating blend of cultures. This journey offers you to discover this mosaic of cultures and influences in 4 days.


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Your Journey Day by Day

from 790 USD /person for 4 days / 3 nights

based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room


Day 1 : Kochi Airport – Fort Kochi (-/-/-)
Arrive at Kochi International airport. After completing the formalities and collection of your baggage, proceed towards the arrival hall, your guide will welcome you and straight drive to the old town of Fort Kochi (about 45mn).
Rest of the day is at leisure. Evening free to walk on the beach and streets of Fort Kochi. No arrangement for dinner
HOTEL: Malabar House (Deluxe Room)
Day 2 : Fort Kochi (B/-/-)
After a late breakfast at the hotel, we proceed for sightseeing tour with your local guide: the ancient St. Francis Church that in its time has served the Portuguese, Dutch and British communities here, the splendid Santa Cruz Basilica Cathedral Church built by the Portuguese and traditional Chinese fishing nets and charming colonial residences shaded by many ancient trees.
Lunch on your own.
Afternoon free to relax.
In the evening, make a short drive to watch a performance of Kathakali in local theatre, the dramatic dance-drama that tells the much-loved epic stories of the gods and goddesses.
No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Malabar House (Deluxe Room)
Day 3 : Fort Kochi (B/-/-)
After breakfast, we go to visit Mattancherry (Closed on Friday), with its Royal Palace built for the Cochin Raja by the Dutch and housing some of the best early mural painting in Kerala and the old trading area of Jew town (Closed from Friday afternoon & Saturday), with its fragrant spice warehouses, remarkable synagogue with Chinese tiles, and antique shops as full of interest as any Aladdin’s cave.
Lunch on your own. Afternoon free at leisure, you can keep exploring the city on your own. No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Malabar House (Deluxe Room)
Day 4 : Fort Kochi – Kochi Airport (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to Kochi airport (45mn drive) for departure to your next destination.

End of our services.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

Discover Fort Cochin

4 days / 3 nights
from 790 USD /person

based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room


The total price includes:
Accommodation for 3 nights
Breakfasts are the only meals included in the program
All transfer services between airport and the hotel and for excursions, using air-conditioned vehicle (Innova).
English speaking guide for sight-seeing (on Day 2 and Day 3)
One time entrance fees for all the monuments at each place as per the program
All activities and visits mentioned in the program (Day 2 and 3)
All Taxes

The total price does no include:
International and Domestic flights to and from Kochi
Visa to India
Extra activities and meals not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Altaf and Discovery Journeys (License #1905241HD884)


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