St Francis Church, Cochin
Dutch Palace, Cochin
Arrive Cochin International Airport, collect your baggage, clear your immigration and proceed to arrival lounge, eLand holidays executive will be waiting at the arrival lounge to welcome you. Meet and greet followed by transfer to your hotel.
Stay overnight for the night. (No Meals)
After breakfast Visit Fort Cochin walk to the church of St Francis, the oldest European-built church in the country. Also explore the 282-year-old Dutch Cemetery in Fort Kochi. Continue your tour with a visit to Mattancherry, where you will visit the historic synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, built over 400 years ago. The Synagogue itself is elaborately decorated. You will also visit the Mattancherry or Dutch Palace, constructed in 1555. The palace has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics. Thereafter, drive past the amazing Chinese Fishing Nets, strung out along the tip of the peninsula.
In the evening, witness a Kathakali dance performance. Kathakali is the most recognized dance drama form in Kerala. It dates back to the seventeenth century and is deeply rooted in mythology, taking it themes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. A traditional Kathakali performance began at dusk continued through the night, culminating at the auspicious hour of dawn, when Good finally conquers Evil. Now, of course, shorter performances are more the norm! Costumes and makeup are dramatically characteristic of the dance, and the technique involves highly intricate gestures and expressions. Dinner and stay overnight stay at Hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, relax for the morning. Afternoon check out and drive to Cochin international airport for onwards flight. (Breakfast)