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Ruined fortresses and European churches: delve into the history of southern India and discover its colonial legacy on this free walking tour of Kochi.

Ruined fortresses and European churches: delve into the history of southern India and discover its colonial legacy on this free walking tour of Kochi.

Free Walking Tour of Kochi

Our free walking tour of Kochi will begin in front of the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, located in the historic Fort Kochi district. This fishing village in the medieval Kingdom of Cochin was colonised by the Portuguese at the start of the 16th century, and we'll learn all about its heritage on our tour.

We'll delve into the city's colonial past visiting the nearby Indo-Portuguese Museum. Its permanent collection showcases the Portuguese influence on the area and is located in the so-called Bishop's House, a large 16th century building in Fort Kochi. After a guided tour of the museum, we'll continue our free walking tour to the Dutch Cemetery and the elegant houses of the settlers that surround it.

The next stop will be at the ruins of Fort Emmanuel, a fortress built by the Portuguese in 1503. From there, we'll head to the commercial area of the city, where we'll stop in front of the popular Kashi Art Cafe

Our free tour of Kochi will come to an end in front of the St Francis Church.

Important information

  • This free tour is not for groups of more than six people. If you're a larger group, please book our Guided Tour of Kochi instead.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of three children per adult.
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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

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Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Kochi history.

Souvenir gift.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (11:59 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

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No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Free!

Meeting point

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi.