palace, Tagore centenary theatre, Trivandrum zoo, Sree chithira art gallery and Karalkada the textile shop for the Travancore royal family which is still a trustworthy shop for hand weave clothes. Back to Kovalam in the evening. One more night in Kovalam,
Day 7: Fort Cochin & Mattancherry is the western part of Kochi. This is the old Kochi. Fort Cochin was under the possession of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British at different periods of time. The region still bears the cultural influence of Europe. Visit Jewish synagogue, Mattancherry palace, Indo Portuguese museum, Chinese fishing nets, Promenade with fresh sea breeze, Dutch cemetery, Jain temple, St. Francis church and Santa cruz basilica. Second night in Cochin.