Day 01: Cochin
Kerala is a beautiful coastal state located on Southwest coast of India and known as The God" s Own Country. Famous for its lovely backwater, lagoons, lakes, canals and coconut palm trees, Kerala is one of the most sought tourist destinations in India. Cochin (Kochi) is a commercial capital of Kerala and one of the finest backwaters destination in Kerala.You will be well received on your arrival at the Cochin airport and transfer to hotel.In the afternoon, proceed for city tour of Cochin, visiting historic Jewish Synagogue (remains closed on Fridays and Saturdays), Portuguese built " The Mattanchery Palace" or Dutch Palace (remains closed on Fridays)- an amazing museum, the Church of St Francis- within which is the Tomb of Vasco da Gama and other attractions of Fort Cochin.In the later afternoon, proceed for a Sunset boat cruise around Cochin harbour and visit Chinese fishing nets of Cochin, which are fixed land installations for an unusual form of fishing.In the evening, proceed to witness the famous Kathakali Dance performance, which is about 400 years old dance drama of Kerala that narrates the events of India' s religious epic- The Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The main aspect of Kathakali is its elaborate make-up and unusual costumes.Overnight in Cochin.