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15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Boat tour, Chinese fishing!nets, bus to Kerala Cultural Center for historical play with fancy costumes and costume museum. Unique and educational.
Boat tour, Chinese fishing!nets, bus to Kerala Cultural Center for historical play with fancy costumes and costume museum. Unique and educational. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
A beautiful little town to walk through. Good markets and shops. The castle garden is very nice. We didn't go into the castle.
A beautiful little town to walk through. Good markets and shops. The castle garden is very nice. We didn't go into the castle. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Hired a taxi/driver for the day and also went on a small boat cruise around the city waterways. Quite interesting. Then went for a city tour with our driver and saw the sights of the city. We didn't find this the most interesting ... Read More
Hired a taxi/driver for the day and also went on a small boat cruise around the city waterways. Quite interesting. Then went for a city tour with our driver and saw the sights of the city. We didn't find this the most interesting place and probably wouldn't bother going there again. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Easy to arrange own travel if you are just visiting Port Kochi. For a better look at the area you will need to travel further afield. Remember local currency needs to be changed at outlet just after immigration but this can get very busy. ... Read More
Easy to arrange own travel if you are just visiting Port Kochi. For a better look at the area you will need to travel further afield. Remember local currency needs to be changed at outlet just after immigration but this can get very busy. You can pay for tuk-tuk or taxi on return if you want to change money in town to avoid the queue. Colorful place but many people surprised by the background rubbish - but no different than other places in India Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
swamped by taxi drivers on leaving the ship , took a private tuk tuk ride and was a very good value tour of the town.
swamped by taxi drivers on leaving the ship , took a private tuk tuk ride and was a very good value tour of the town. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Guide was good, however everyone on the excursion, specifically booked this as there was not meant to be shops. We visited 2 similiar stores and felt pressured into buying.
Guide was good, however everyone on the excursion, specifically booked this as there was not meant to be shops. We visited 2 similiar stores and felt pressured into buying. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Busy, dirty, funny, crazy. Take a Tuk Tuk from the port and you effectively get a driver and tour guide in one for buttons. Typical tour for 4 hours plus is circa 1000 - 1500 rupees (£11 - £16). We had a driver called Sidyad (I think ... Read More
Busy, dirty, funny, crazy. Take a Tuk Tuk from the port and you effectively get a driver and tour guide in one for buttons. Typical tour for 4 hours plus is circa 1000 - 1500 rupees (£11 - £16). We had a driver called Sidyad (I think that’s how you spell it) and he was brilliant. Wished I had tipped him more as he was a genuine and lovely guy. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Another tour with Muziris Heritage tours including trip on houseboat on back waters of Kerala. Very good tour with delicious meal served on board.
Another tour with Muziris Heritage tours including trip on houseboat on back waters of Kerala. Very good tour with delicious meal served on board. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
Stayed pier side to shop. Good bargains Very Hot. Easy to barter with the traders. Will take dollars and stirling.
Stayed pier side to shop. Good bargains Very Hot. Easy to barter with the traders. Will take dollars and stirling. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2017
This is our 2nd time to be in cochin. We hired a taxi to go about and do some shopping. We were disappointed to see the deteriated tidiness and cleanliness in the town and by the ocean.
This is our 2nd time to be in cochin. We hired a taxi to go about and do some shopping. We were disappointed to see the deteriated tidiness and cleanliness in the town and by the ocean. Read Less
15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
We loved this area. The sights were fabulous, especially the tranquil backwaters of Kerala. Our tour guide (booked through Viator on Trip Advisor) even went the extra mile as there was a Hindu festival taking place in one of the ... Read More
We loved this area. The sights were fabulous, especially the tranquil backwaters of Kerala. Our tour guide (booked through Viator on Trip Advisor) even went the extra mile as there was a Hindu festival taking place in one of the villages we passed, and so he took us to see the elephants that were waiting to be dressed for the evening celebrations. Huge but seemed quite content as they were being fed when we saw them. Lovely area around the beaches. We saw the chinese fishing nets and were given the chance to pull in the nets on the pulleys. It was international Aids Awareness day and there were large numbers of people on a march through the streets, all dressed in various colourful costumes. Brilliant. We went on an old converted rice boat on the back waters and saw hundreds of kingfishers; amazing as they are so rare in England. We were fed some local food which was delicious and then relaxed while we sailed around the lakes, watched people going about their daily business and saw the rice being transported following the harvest. On the way back we saw lots of the highly decorated lorries parked along the sides of the road as a sort of art exhibition. Most are no longer able to be driven but it was great to see. Passed a picket line of women protesting their wages - give them a rise! Would definitely return to this area. In the main town there seemed to be lots of new hotels and restaurants but we had no time to try any of them out. Read Less

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