Kochi is a delightful destination that attracts travellers in hordes to book tour packages for flights India. In spite of being a fast growing city, tourists can get a glimpse of its colonial past and age-old tradition during holidays in Kochi.
Kochi, also known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’, decorated with the beauty of coconut palms and ocean, is one of the beautiful towns in South India, with a natural harbour. Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British and Portuguese marine merchants followed the ship route to Kochi and left their impressions on the town. Holiday makers visiting this resort destination of India get the privilege to experience the diverse architecture, culture and the magical effect of ancient Ayurvedic treatment and Yoga. The place boasts the oldest church in India, palace, synagogue, the unique Chinese fishing nets and Vedanta Centre.
From the Pages of History
Start your journey with a quick visit to the St. Francis Church, the oldest European settlement in India and a witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. You may visit the Mattancherry area to see the Dutch Palace. This establishment was built by Dutch and presented to the king of Kochi. The interior of the palace is decorated with murals from the popular Indian epic Ramayana and ‘Paalkee’s. Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568, features a gold platform and hand-painted Chinese floor tiles, chandeliers and multi-coloured-glass lamps. An evening cruise to see Bolgathy Island and the Chinese Fishing Nets is worth booking packages for holidays in India.
Cruise the Palm-fringed Backwaters
Hire a private ‘Kettuvalam’ (a typical houseboat in Kochi) to enjoy the mesmerizing scenery and the tranquillity of this river-town. Tourists looking for tour packages in this part of Kerala, India, have an option to witness the establishments of rural community, coconut and palm trees, markets, temples, paddy fields. Various Keralian dishes like vegetable curry cooked in coconut oil; Biryani with a flavour of cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew and Pistachio as lunch and afternoon tea with traditional snacks like South Indian wafers and poppadum are highly recommended during the Kerala holiday.
Bask In the Glory of Ayurveda and Yoga
Ayurveda is a century old practice for achieving perfect mind, body & soul. Kochi is one of the best places in India for experiencing this ancient medical therapy. Complete your day with a refreshing ayurvedic massage once you discover the culture and beauty of this part of Kerala. Chochin Ayurvedic Center is one of the attention grabbers that lure thousands of keen holidaymakers booking cheap holidays packages to Kochi, India. The city is also blessed with the art of Yoga. Prajapati Yoga Centre, Rudra Yoga Training and Research Centre are just two of the popular centres for Yoga which offers packages for the amazing alternative treatments in this part of India.