The port city of Kochi is a multi-hued journey. Heralded as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India since the 14th century. History unfolds here in ancient churches, temples, palaces, mosques and synagogues. Nature vies for attention with its lush mangroves, swaying coconut palms and translucent backwaters. And in pace with the times are gold souks, hyper malls and designer boutiques.
Muziris heritage tour
Muziris was an ancient seaport and urban center in south-western India that existed around the 1st century AD. Muziris finds mention in ancient Tamil literature and a number of classic European historical sources. Muziris, located 5 km south off Kodungalloor, is said to have been first occupied around 1,000 BC and continued to be active till the 10th century AD. Read more
Get refreshed at Athirapally Waterfalls
Located at the gateway to the Sholayar range; this perennial waterfall is a popular picnic spot. Cascading from 80 feet, its thundering lingers on in the mind. Spot many an endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna in the forests.
Kerala culinary trail
Kerala offers the gourmet a variety of delicacies from the delicate rice cake to tangy meat curries. Rich spice plantations and an abundance of tropical fruit helps cook up a local cuisine redolent with unforgettable aroma and distinctive taste. Take a cookery class to spice up your holiday.
The Jews of Kerala
The first settlement of the Jews in Kerala was in the town of Kodungaloor (ancient sea port formerly called Cranganore by the Portuguese, Muziris by the Romans & Greeks and Shingly by the Jews).
Sun-kissed golden sands make Cherai Beach one of Kerala’s most beautiful seashores. Coconut palm corridors, enchanting backwaters, and historical monuments, add to the charm. Cherai Beach is very safe for swimming and ideal for water sports and beach games.
Life around the temple
Vaikom, a quaint village just an hour’s drive from the city, beckons. Enjoy the traditional welcome and experience the unhurried lifestyle of the villagers. Step into their simple homes, drop by at the small workshops and witness the making of hand-spun and handwoven cloth at the Khadi Weaving Centre. Read more
Muziris Biennale 2016 - Art Walk
Meet our local expert in Fort Kochi. Explore this vibrant, historic harbor town with a local expert during a walk through historic buildings filled with Contemporary Art for the India’s Biennale 2016. Sip spiced tea while biting into piping hot savories at a local roadside Gujarati sweet shop.Take a look at contemporary Kerala with its Art galleries, Cafes and Designer boutiques and mix it with a visit of the Old spice market, Christian shrine, Jewish Synagogue and Dutch Palace… Read more
Ethnic Fort Kochi Tour
Experience the real local life of Cochin during an Ethnic tour – start with the visit of the famous Chinese Fishing Nets of Cochin. Take a tuk tuk - the most popular mode of transport among the localities, go along with your local tour and stop at the Dhobi Khana (laundry station), once throbbing with activity, it is now a picture of slow extinction. Continue through the small streets of Mattanchery, and stop at the Fruit market on Palace road where locals get a variety of fresh and organic produces at bargains prices. Interact with a Brahmin Family, etc… Read more
Experience Vypin Island on a Royal Enfield.…
Acquaint yourself with a Royal Enfield, and take a stroll to the seafront direction Vypin Island. Drive along with your guide in small roads passing trough the typical villages of Kerala.Read more
Muse of Aymanam
Experience the real village life of Arundhathi Roy’s novel ‘The God of Small Things. Start your local immersion with a ride on a Traditional canoe cruise through the narrow, winding canals and catch the scenic daily life of the bordering houses. Walk in the heart of this typical Kuttanad village, Aymanam, surrounded by paddy fields and identify the snakes abodes, sacred to earliest habitants.The exotic beauty of the place as described in the novel is not merely the product of a highly imaginative mind.Read more
Kayaking at the Sailing Club of Cochin
Explore the backwaters of Cochin by kayaking with trained guides, for solo, children and families at the Sailing Club House. They welcome you in their property with grandstand views of the Lake Vembanad, one of the largest lakes in India.
A day in the Backwater
A village tour early in the morning. Walking on the banks of the narrow canals, you will reach an area called Cherunkal. You will go past hamlets, prawn farms, lush paddy fields in season nearing harvest, foraging flocks of water birds. This is an opportunity to view at close quarters certain aspects of the lives of the people in the area.Read more
Muziris Local Tour with Kudumbasree’s Association
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. 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.Read more
Discover the charm of rural life at Kumbalangi - India’s first model fisheries and tourism village surrounded by backwaters and paddy fields. Learn about paddy cultivation, go canoeing in a country boat or enjoy fishing.
Walk or cycle through the lanes of Fort Kochi
Enjoy an elephant ride at Kodanad
Join the fishermen on the Chinese fishing net and help them bring in the catch of the day