Cochin Shore Excursions
chinese fishing nets in Kochi

Set out on a cruise to explore the world? A stopover at Kochi? Blue Bird Travels, leading tour operators in Kerala backed by 26 years of service in the tours and travels industry offers different types of Cochin shore excursions for you, the discerning traveller! We bring to you passengers arriving by cruise ships at the Cochin port, Cochin Day Tours, Cochin Backwater Tours, Fort Cochin Day Tours, City Tours, Cochin Harbour Cruise tours, Jewish Synagogue Tours, Cultural Programs etc. Best prices guaranteed!

About Cochin (Kochi) 

Cochin, the Queen of Arabian Sea, welcomes you to her fold! Since ancient times, the present economic capital of Kerala Cochin was known for the spice trade which attracted travellers from far and wide. The Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, and English – all have influenced the culture of people, and their remnants are shown on the town’s forts, palaces, museums, and old churches. Check them out:

Backwaters

Sea view of Marine drive at Kochi
Photo credits: Aswin Raman

Where else could you enjoy a fascinating backwater cruise than the Kochi Backwaters – a most visited place by tourists from all over the world. Cruising through the palm-fringed backwaters on a boat taking in the beautiful sights of Cochin is a lovely experience. The backwaters cruise gives you a glimpse of the local life, giant Chinese fishing nets, migratory birds etc. The journey through the backwaters also include places like the St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Jew market and more.

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Options: Swift DZire, Innova, Tempo Traveller (12 to 19 Seater), Coaches.

Fort Kochi

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A place steeped in history and a pot-pouri of culture! Fort Kochi still clings to the charm of the cultures it has gone through over the centuries. Many historic landmarks like European structures, ancient Churches, Bungalows, Palaces and Forts which take you right back in time stand testimony for this & tourists come by hordes to Fort Kochi to see them. Once in 2 years, Fort Kochi plays host to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale which has displays set up in major buildings like Pepper House, the Parade Grounds, Aspinwall House and the Fort Kochi beach.

Hill Palace

Landscape picture of Hill Palace Museum
Photo credits: Sameesh Soman

 

The first heritage and archaeological museum of Kerala!  It has 49 buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens and terraced land and displays souvenirs of the Kings of Kochi like Pottery, Ceramic vases, rock-cut weapons, and contemporary art.

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Options: Swift DZire, Innova, Tempo Traveller (12 to 19 Seater), Coaches.

Mattancherry Palace

Dutch Palace

 

The Dutch Palace also called the Mattancherry Palace, was built by the Portuguese & presented to the Kochi Raja in 1555 A.D.  It brings a glimpse of the history of Kerala as it showcases the best Murals, ivory palanquin, royal umbrellas, ceremonial dress used by the royalty, coins, stamps and more. 

Bolgatty Palace

Bolghatty Palace

 

The oldest Dutch palace outside of Holland, Bolgatty Palace is located in the scenic backwaters of Kochi. Built-in 1744 by the Dutch and then taken over by the British, today it has been transformed into a renowned KTDC Hotel and Resort.

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Options: Swift DZire, Innova, Tempo Traveller (12 to 19 Seater), Coaches.

Kochi

Day Tours

Kochi - One day Sightseeing tour

Blue Bird Travels assures you “Tour De Kochi” starts right at the moment from your arrival at Cochin International Airport

DZire - Outstation

Included 150 kmts per day*

Innova - Outstation

Included 150 kmts per day*

Innova – Local Use

8 Hours / 80 Kmts Included

Innova - Airport Transfer

1 Hour waiting Included

Indigo - Outstation

Included 150 kmts per day*

Indigo - Local Use

8 Hours / 80 Kmts Included

Jewish Synagogue

The Mattancherry Synagogue
Image Credits: Instagram @nattysingh

Kochi boasts of the oldest Jewish Synagogue in the Commonwealth! Known as the Paradesi Synagogue, it is one of the most visited places to see in Kochi. Built-in 1568, the still-functioning Synagogue has a fabulous decor, and antiques like Belgian glass made chandeliers, carved teak ark, a clock tower & old copper plates. 

The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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Check out this unique landmark where history, artistry, and architectural grandeur combine! Considered as one of the eight basilicas of India, the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica was built by the Portuguese in Fort Cochin in the 16th Century. The church built in Gothic style architecture has massive arches and altar decorated with murals and frescoes.

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Options: Swift DZire, Innova, Tempo Traveller (12 to 19 Seater), Coaches.

Kerala Folklore Theatre & Museum

Invaluable artifacts at Kerala Folklore Museum
Photo credits: William George Kennedy

 

A must visit place for every tourist for a glimpse of the rich heritage of Kerala, the Folklore Theatre and Museum is built in Malabar, Cochin and Travancore style of architecture. It has a vast collection of woodworks and costumes of Theyyam, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Ottanthullal art forms.  Beautiful mural paintings and & well-defined wooden ceiling made of 60 frames can also be seen.

Kerala Kathakali Centre

Kerala Kalamandalam
Kathakali Performance at Kerala Kalamandalam, Image Credits: flikr @tonykp123

 

Explore the exotic performing arts of Kerala at the Kerala Kathakali Centre, Fort Kochi! Here you can witness the classical dance form of Kathakali in its purest form that enacts excerpts from the epics – Mahabharata and the Ramayana.

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Options: Swift DZire, Innova, Tempo Traveller (12 to 19 Seater), Coaches.

Church of Saint Francis

St. Francis CSI Church
Image Credit: Instagram @aseef.pa

 

Take a leap into the history of Christianity in Kerala! Dating back to the 16th Century, St. Francis Church Kerala is the oldest existing European church in India. The church still has the burial spot and tombstone of the legendary Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama. A war memorial was also built to commemorate soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. 

Willingdon Island

Spectacular aerial view of Willingdon Island
Photo credits: Praveen Ambalathody

 

One of the largest artificial man-made islands in India! Created in 1936 during the construction of modern Kochi Port with the soil trenched while deepening the Vembanad Lake for the new Kochi Port. The island houses the Kochi Naval headquarters, the Naval Airport & some of the best hotels, and commercial & industrial buildings of the district. 

Book your Cochin Shore Excursions with us at Blue Bird Travels. We offer to Pick up and Drop off from the Cruise Terminal. Explore Kochi at your own pace on a Private Tour by Cab with Driver at disposal. With a hassle-free booking & on-time service, Bluebird Travels is the best tour operator of your choice for Cochin Shore Excursions!

Book your Kochi Sightseeing Tour through WhatsApp. Contact usWhatsApp click to chat with Blue Bird Travels now.

Options: Swift DZire, Innova, Tempo Traveller (12 to 19 Seater), Coaches.

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