Muziris Local Tour - Day Excursion


Day Excursion Duration - 7 Hours  |   Location - Surroundings of Cochin   |   Timing - 08.30 AM to 03.30 PM(Closed on Monday)   |   Driving - 3 Hours  |   (Museum, Palace and Synagogue closed on Monday / Handloom weaving colony closed on Sunday)

Today proceed with a guided Muziris Tour, an introduction to the many faiths and history of the Malabar Coast. Muziris is the name of an ancient port city trading spices, silk, and precious stones to Rome, Greece, Egypt, etc. Enriched by these trade contacts, Muziris became a melting pot of world cultures.

Start your visit with the Palace Paliam Kovilakam. Its architectural style is a mixture of Dutch and Kerala styles. "Paliathachan" is the title given to Karanavar (family head) of the noble family Paliam. Then visit of the Old synagogue of the Malabar Jews in Chennamangalam.

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Follow your day with a Kudumbasree’s visit program in Chendamangalam village. You will be welcomed to the village in a traditional way, including a Chenda melam (drums demonstration), jasmine garland and tender coconut water to drink. Your journey is conducted by Kudumbasree, a women’s self-help group empowered to promote gender equity and communal harmony through self-sustainability. Started in 1998, their mission is to eradicate poverty in rural areas through teaching women skills like organic farming, weaving and handicrafts.

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Enjoy a Cooking demonstration with them before feasting with a Sadhya, a vegetarian meal served on banana leaves.

Watch some Handloom weaving by skilled villagers; weaving is a primary source of income for many of the families in the village. Explore the winding roads of the village and spend time interacting with the villagers.

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Finally, your guide will accompany you to the Pattanam Museum located at the place where recent archaeological excavations have unearthed evidence of early Roman trade with India. Return to your hotel or follow toward your next destination

DAY EXCURSION INCLUDES
  • English speaking guide for the whole tour
  • Activities as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrances fees
  • Traditional lunch
DAY EXCURSION EXCLUDES
  • Transportation by car