Blue Bird Travels assures you “Tour De Kochi” starts right at the moment from your arrival at Cochin International Airport (CIAL) or at the two Railway Stations – Ernakulam South and Ernakulam North.  Our stellar transportation management system ensures the perfect start for your vacation.

One day trip of Kochi will let you visit the iconic Fort Kochi, Legendary Hill Palace and lively shopping malls in Kochi.

Cabs starting @ Rs. 1300/- (includes toll, parking, and driver allowance).

Options: Sedan (Indigo, Swift DZire, Etios), SUV (Innova, Crysta), Coach (Tempo Traveller).

Fort Kochi

Chinese Fishing Nets
Photo credits: Chinese Fishing Nets

Fort Kochi is unique with its cultural heritage and architectural beauty. The colonial era has contributed much of the buildings that we heed to in Fort Kochi. At every joint, you will see a mansion of some great historical significance. In these buildings, the most important decisions which defined the fate of a group of settlers in the princely state of Kochi were taken.

The main business communities of Kochi – Konkanis, Gujaratis, Punjabis, they are all settled in and around Mattancherry and Fort Kochi. This makes the place a melting pot of cultures.

Fort Kochi is a place best explored by walk.  This place is full of history, architecture, colonial remnants and a lot many cultures. Enjoying the sea breeze and walking through Fort Kochi is a satisfying experience.

Cabs starting @ Rs. 1300/- (includes toll, parking, and driver allowance).

Options: Sedan (Indigo, Swift DZire, Etios), SUV (Innova, Crysta), Coach (Tempo Traveller).

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Emanuel Fort

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Emanuel Fort is a living testimony of friendship ties between the princely state of Kochi and Portuguese. Built in 1503 AD, Emanuel Fort was refurbished in 1538 AD.

Dutch Cemetery

This cemetery is in use since 1724 AD. Salute to scores of Europeans who set sail to hoist the flag of expansion all over the world by forming colonies and it was all for earning fame and fortune rewarded by the Kings and Clergy.

Thakur House

Thakur House was also known as Kunal and Hill Bungalow. The manager of the National Bank of India resided here under the British rule. The present owner of this building is Thakur and Company, famous Tea-dust producers.

Davis Hall

The colonial mansion, David Hall was built in 1695 AD by Dutch East India Company. This building was closely connected with the Dutch Commander Hendrik van Rheede. He wrote the book Hortus Malabaricus that tells about the vivid flora and fauna of Kerala. Later this building got into the hands of David Koder and thus the name David Hall.

Parade Ground

This is where the Portuguese military used to march. After the Portuguese era, Parade ground was used by the Dutch and British also.

St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi

This place of divinity has got huge significance in the history of not just Kochi, but of Kerala and India also. This church was built by Portuguese in 1503 AD. Vasco Da Gama’s corpse was first entombed here before transferring it to Portugal. His memorial stone can still be found in the church.

Cochin Club

By the Church road, you will find the famous Cochin Club. It has a good library and a well-maintained garden. It takes you back to the British Colonial era.

Bastion Bungalow

In the Church road lane, another building inviting your attention is Bastion Bungalow. This huge building flaunts Indo-European Architectural excellence. Presently, it is the residence of the Collector of Kochi.

Vasco Da Gama Square

Near to Bastion Bungalow, there is Vasco Da Gama square. It is a great experience to walk carelessly and enjoy the street food delicacies at this place.

Chinese fishing nets

Chinese fishing nets were introduced to Kochi by traders from Kublai Khan’s empire. The princely state of Kochi has good trade relations with even farthest empires of the world even with China.

Pierce Leslie Bungalow

Pierce Leslie, once famous coffee traders had built their headquarters here, Pierce Leslie Bungalow. It’s a must-visit site. 

Harbour House and Koder House

It was built in 1808 AD by then famous Tea brokers Carrit Moran. In the same year, another beautiful building was built by Samuel S Koder of Cochin Electric Company, Koder house. All these buildings present us a remarkable combination of Colonial and Indo-European architecture.

Princess Street

There are hotels and restaurants which serve the best delicacies that only this tourist destination in Kerala is home to. It is much different from what you experience in other places to visit in Kerala. One of the oldest street it is, lined by European style houses on both sides, it’s simply great to walk through. On the same street, you can find Loafer’s Corner.

Head south from Loafer’s Corner and there is Santa Cruz Basilica. Built by Portuguese, in 1558 AD, Pope Paul IV Promoted it to Cathedral status. In 1984, Pope John Paul II declared it a Basilica. Now, off to Burger Street and there you will see Delta Study Center, now it’s a High School and you will reach Rose Street via Princess Street itself. In Rose Street, there is Vasco house, the stay of Vasco Da Gama. It is one of the oldest Portuguese houses in Kochi.

VOC Gate

VOC Gate is in Ridsdale Road. It’s a wooden gate opposite to Parade ground built by Dutch in 1740 AD. It bears Dutch East Company emblem. United Club is near by. Once a popular joint among high profile Britishers in Kochi. Currently, it is used as a classroom of St. Francis primary school.

Cabs starting @ Rs. 1300/- (includes toll, parking, and driver allowance).

Options: Sedan (Indigo, Swift DZire, Etios), SUV (Innova, Crysta), Coach (Tempo Traveller).

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Hill Palace

Landscape picture of Hill Palace Museum
Photo credits: Sameesh Soman

It is located near Thripunithura, Kochi near Karingachira. Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. It was built in 1865 by the Maharaja of Kochi. It housed the administrative offices and residential building spread across 49 buildings in the same compound. The main attractions are archeological museum, deer park, pre-historic park and children’s park. Several rare species of medicinal plants are grown there. The museum is under the authority of The Kerala State Archeology Department.

  • Open to the public all days except Mondays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • 12 kilometers from Ernakulam.
  • Approachable by road and rail.

Marine Drive

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

Marine Drive is a popular hangout for local people as well as travelers to Kochi. It presents you with a picturesque promenade facing the backwaters of Kochi. It has a walkway of about 3 kilometers.The backdrop of this place is the backwaters, with ships anchored at the harbor and that interests the tourists even more. The walkway is filled with people during the evening who visit the place to have the view of the sun setting over the calm sea. Rainbow Bridge is the latest addition to the beauty of this place and that attracts a lot of tourists. There is also a children’s park built near Marine Drive.

Cabs starting @ Rs. 1300/- (includes toll, parking, and driver allowance).

Options: Sedan (Indigo, Swift DZire, Etios), SUV (Innova, Crysta), Coach (Tempo Traveller).

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Shopping in Kochi

Sparky's at Lulu Mall
Photo credits: Edwin Paul george

Lulu Mall – India’s largest shopping mall, Lulu is an attraction in its own right with people coming from all over to shop here, hang out in the food courts or cinema, go ice-skating or tenpin bowling. Sprawling over 7 hectares, this state-of-the-art air-con, the wi-fi-connected mall has more than 215 brand outlets from Calvin Klein to KFC. It’s in Edapally, about 9km from the Ernakulam boat jetty.

Niraamya – Popular throughout Kerala, Niraamaya sells ‘ayurvedic’ clothing and fabrics – all made of organic cotton, colored with natural herb dyes, or infused with Ayurvedic oils. There’s another branch in Mattancherry.

Idiom Bookshop – Huge range of quality new and used books in Fort Cochin.

Tribes India – Tucked behind the post office, this Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India enterprise sells tribal artifacts, paintings, shawls, figurines and more at reasonable fixed prices, with the profits going towards supporting the artisans.

Centre Square Mall – In central Ernakulam, this flashy new mall is smaller than Lulu Mall in Edapally but still has six floors of shopping, including a top-floor food court and bowling alley, as well as a cinema.

Cinnamon – Cinnamon sells gorgeous Indian-designed clothing, jewelry, and homewares in an ultra chic white retail space.

Fabindia – This renowned brand has fine Indian textiles, fabrics, clothes and household linen.

Various Taxi packages available with us

The purpose is making your Kochi sightseeing tour as relaxing and exhilarating as possible. The different types of taxis available with us are:

  • Sedan – Swift DZire or similar model – suitable for 4 travelers – fuel, driver charges, toll and parking charges included.
  • SUV –  Innova – suitable for 6 travelers – fuel, driver charges, toll and parking charges included.
  • Coaches – Tempo Traveler – good for 8-17 travelers – fuel, driver charges, toll and parking charges included.

Are you looking for something exclusive and completely tailored? Give us a call, and we are sure we can work up something.

Cabs starting @ Rs. 1300/- (includes toll, parking, and driver allowance).

Options: Sedan (Indigo, Swift DZire, Etios), SUV (Innova, Crysta), Coach (Tempo Traveller).

Book your journey through WhatsApp. Contact usWhatsApp click to chat with Blue Bird Travels now.

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Kerala Shopping fest at Broadway
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Sparky's at Lulu Mall
Artifacts at Indian Naval Maritime Museum
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Front view of Museum Of Kerala History
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Landscape picture of Hill Palace Museum
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Spectacular view of Fort Kochi Beach
Spectacular aerial view of Willingdon Island
Sea view of Marine drive at Kochi
Metro train at Edapally Lulu Station
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An amazing view of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ground
Areal view of Infopark Smart City

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 9 reviews
Heer Kaul
October 5, 2018

Superb

Zara Ramnarine
October 16, 2018

Well orgainsed

Kushal Pradeep Dash
December 5, 2018

Thanks for the trip

Pirzada Persad
December 16, 2018

Wonderful

Anjana Sunder
December 24, 2018

Was a great trip

Bishnu Mitra
January 28, 2019

Excellent Trip

Chitranjan Prasad Sandal
February 14, 2019

Highly recommended

Rakesh
July 19, 2019

Excellent tour

Rakesh
July 19, 2019

excellent

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