Tourists taking Kerala bound flights to India can now enjoy sightseeing cruise of the state’s popular heritage centres. The cruise will connect various tourist destinations and heritage attractions of the Fort Kochi and Mattancherry heritage tourism zones.

Leisure vacationers booking flights to India and landing in the nation’s southern state of Kerala will now be able to enjoy a sightseeing cruise! The State’s Tourism Development Corporation and Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation have mutually launched a sightseeing cruise for tourists taking Kerala bound flights.

The boat service connects various tourist destinations and heritage attractions of the Fort Kochi and Mattancherry heritage tourism zones. The cruise is scheduled to start and end at the Ernakulam Boat Jetty. Those vying hard for flights to India to explore the country’s incredible heritage and inimitable diversity will surely find their money’s worth here.

In Mattancherry, tourists will be taken to the Dutch Palace, which is sure to impress guests with its wonderful portrait gallery of the former kings of Kochi. The palace also features best mythological murals in the country, allowing cultural and historical aficionados who take flights to India with great hope to soak in nation’s vivid legacy. The Jewish synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth countries is also a part of the sight seeing tour.

At Fort Kochi, tourists will be able to explore the St. Francis Church that was built in 1503 and billed as the first church to be built in India by Europeans. Another attraction here would be the popular Chinese fishing nets.

On Saturday, the first cruise was flagged off from the Ernakulam Boat Jetty by KSINC’s Managing Director Tom Jose. Double-deck boat, Lake Palace will have regular daily trips, between 9.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 2.30 p.m. and 6 p.m., said the officials. Foreign tourists taking flights to Kochi can choose from the two slots as per their convenience.

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