The idyllic port city of Kochi was once the global hub for the Spice trade. We will take you on a walking tour of Kochi where you'll discover the story of Kochi through the story of the Spice trade. You will discover stories of the people, places and events that shaped the culture, architecture and cuisine. -Start the walking tour in Fort Kochi from Vasco House, a 500-year-old structure that was home to the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama -We'll stop at Parade ground to watch the locals playing their game of choice from cricket, football to baseball. Discover the story of Kochi and Kerala through the story of the Spice Trade and how it influenced world history. Visit buildings which were spectators and participants in this global economic phenomenon. - We'll stop and have some snacks from a local street cart. - Catch the live action at the local fish auction near the Chinese fishing nets as the fishermen bring in the fresh catch of the day. - Stop at a local cafe which was once a bustling pepper godown for a glass of ice tea and understand what went behind the restoration of this heritage building. - Visit a local shrine and learn about how multiple religions and communities have lived with each other for more than 2 millennia - Visit Mattancherry spice bazaar and end the tour at the popular local joint at Mattancherry for some light eats and chai.
I'm Vinay, I was born and raised in India and I have lived and worked in Singapore and the UK. I love travelling and inflicting myself on people, so I quit my slightly boring tech job to start Gully Tours. I would love to show you around the cool neighbourhoods of Kochi, share some interesting trivia and some great food. That's the plan on every tour! Gully Tours happens to be one of India's first walking tour companies, the Walk would be led by me, Bala, Aathil, Krishna, Prem, Bilahari or Radha!
We'll have 'tapioca' chips from a local shop and also visit a local cafe where we will sample some Kerala snacks like…
You'll be provided with bottled water. We'll be stopping for ice tea at a 300-year-old warehouse restored to an art cafe…
We'll start the tour at the 500-year old Vasco House in Fort Kochi and we'll walk around Fort Kochi and take in the sights, watch the fish auctions and grab some light snacks along the way. We will then head to Mattancherry and walk through the famous Mattancherry bazaar and then head to a local cafe in Mattancherry for some light eats and chai.
5歳以上の方10名まで参加できます。 An open mind and comfortable walking shoes!
The tour is a walking tour of Fort Kochi and the stories revolve around the Spice trade. You will get to explore the place, learn about some interesting trivia and try some local food!