Cochin Heritage Trail

  • Port

    Cochin, India

  • Activity level

    TBC

  • Activity type

    TC

  • Wheelchair accessible

    NO

  • Cost From

    Adults

    USD49.0 per person

  • Minimum age

    2

  • Duration

    Approximately 2.45 hours.

  • Meals included

    No

A walk through the streets of Fort Cochin is an ideal way to discover this historic town, brimming with tales of seafaring traders, who made Cochin the first European township in India.You�ll transfer by coach to Fort Cochin and walk along the old colonial, tree-lined avenues. A visit will be made to one of India�s oldest churches, St Francis Church, before continuing past Princess Street and Loafers Corner. One of the earliest streets in Fort Cochin, this area still retains its old world charm with European style quarters. View the gothic exterior of the Santa Cruz Basilica, a Roman Catholic Cathedral, which is a place of devotion as well as a centre of historic significance. Short photo stops will be made at the Chinese fishing nets, one of the area�s famous landmarks, and Dhobi Ghat, an open air laundry.Continue on your trail to the Dutch Cemetery, an interesting and quiet site, to see the history of the many Europeans who came here on a mission to expand their colonial empire. You�ll see many examples of Indo-European architecture as you pass by private colonial homes.