Modern day Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. Also known as the "Queen of Arabian Sea", Kochi was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries and attracted foreign traders for centuries. Kochi was the first Portuguese colony in colonial India from the year 1500-1663, followed by Dutch and later by the British. Several buildings from this era remain intact and are today symbols of heritage in the area. In 1947, when India gained independence from the British colonial rule, Cochin was the first princely state to join the Indian Union willingly.
During this tour in Fort Kochi, we will discover the traditional landmarks of historical Kochi, which include ancient Chinese fishing nets, the historical European settlements like Vasco da Gama church and Dutch cemetery and towards the Dutch palace, a museum under ASI and spend time walking through the historical Jewish street towards Jewish synagogue.