Cochin Heritage Tour Kumbalangi Village tour

Cochin Heritage Tour Kumbalangi Village tour

Tour Description:

You will be welcomed by Globes Travel representative & your private guide at the port. After a scenic drive to Kumbalangi  a model rural village gives an insight into the rural life of Kerala . Kumbalangi is separated from the waters by mangroves and has numerous Chinese fishing nets encircling it. You will begin your tour from a private farmhouse where you will be welcomed with refreshing tender coconut water, followed by a cruise on country canoe through the scenic backwater ways, you will stroll through some of the native village activities like de husking of coconuts, seasoning and making it to coir yarns,  crab farming, toddy tappers, fishermen, Pottery making, Beedi- Local cigarette making, Broom making, Clam meat processing, visit Agriculture farm and see the varieties of coconut, betel nuts, pepper, jack fruit, nut meg etc. coir making units and much more. Learn how local villagers going about their day to day life  catching crabs and fish, preparing coconut milk punch, processing shellfish and coconut fibers, weaving rugs and ola madayal (special coconut leaves woven to create a roof covering), and making fishing nets . Visit crab farm and learn techniques of Crab catching, you will be introduced to the traditional way of coir yarn making, You will then witness weaving of Palm leaves  Followed by lip smacking lunch. Such an exciting day would not be complete without a Kolkali performance, a traditional dance in which the dancers move in a circle after lunch you will be transferred to Fortcochin & your Cochin Heritage tour from Dutch Palace (closed on Friday). It was built by the Portuguese, and presented to the Raja of Cochin in 1555. Though built by the Portuguese, it is popularly known as the 'Dutch Palace', as the Dutch renovated it during their brief reign here. The glory of the Palace lies in the murals which are in the traditions of Hindu Temple Art. You will continue with a visit to the Jewish synagogue (closed on Friday noon & Saturday). Built in 1568 A.D, it includes The Great Scrolls of Old Testament and a number of copper plates inscribed in the Hebrew Script, and are still preserved in the Synagogue. Dutch cemetery which was constructed in the year 1724 and considered as one of the oldest cemeteries in India. Indo-Portuguese museum located in the garden of Bishop’s house is the best place to gain insights into the Portuguese culture and India’s first Catholic community The next stop on your tour will be a visit to St Francis Church. Built by the Portuguese in 1510 A.D, it is believed to be the oldest European Church built in India. Vasco-da-Gama was buried here, and fourteen years later, his mortal remains were taken to Portugal. Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica was constructed by the Portuguese during the year 1505 and is one among the two churches which the Dutch refrained to demolish. The current structure of the church as we see it today was renovated by the British in the year 1887. You will have the opportunity to also see the Chinese fishing nets at the entrance to the harbor, and the mechanical method of catching fish by local fishermen in Fort Kochi

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