Cochin Heritage Tour With Kerala Martial Art Show & Backwater Cruise

Cochin Heritage Tour With Kerala Martial Art Show & Backwater Cruise

Tour Description:

Kalaripayattu is considered one of the oldest martial art forms in the world. The word roughly translates to “practice of the arts of the battlefield". This private one-hour session in Kochi will introduce you to Kalaripayattu, one of the most popular martial arts in Kerala. Visit Kalari a traditional training space for kalaripayattu, a martial art of Kerala. The word “kalari” means “threshing floor” or “battlefield” in Malayalam The demonstration will have 4-6 moving through flexible movements impressive jumps and steps this session will display 27 weapons and explanation about each one, Later you will drive to Fortcochin & Mattancherry for Cochin Heritage tour. Your tour comprises of visit to the 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. This Jewish Synagogue in Kochi stands out as a testimony for the communal harmony. 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. You will have the opportunity to also see the Chinese fishing nets at the entrance to the harbor, and the mechanical. Enjoy a 1 hour boat cruise before returning back to Cochin port, you will enjoy Cochin Harbor with spectacular views of the Marine Drive, Chinese fishing nets, and Bolgatty Island. See the sunset from the boat where the Kochi Lagoon opens out into the Arabian Sea.

Starting from USD USD 62 per person

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