St. Francis Church
is the oldest church constructed by the Europeans in India.
Chinese Fishing Nets
are a fascinating sight at the entrance of the Cochin harbor. They were first brought to Kerala by the Chinese traders from Kubla Khan’s Court
The Dutch Palace
which was built by the Portuguese is well known for its mural paintings representing scenes from the epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha. In the central courtyard of the palace is a temple dedicated to Pazhayannur Bhagavathy.
The Jewish Synagogue
built in 1568 A.D was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662 and rebuilt by the Dutch two years after. Scrolls of the Old Testament and a number of Copper Plates inscribed in the Hebrew script are preserved in the synagogue.
Santa Cruz Basilica
is a Roman Catholic Church with beautiful paintings on its ceiling.
The Dutch Cemetery is situated near the entrance to the beach, a short distance away from St Francis Church.
Evening, enjoy Kathakali
, the stately dance of Kerala- both make up and dance.
Kathakali make-up is the the slow metsmorphosis of mortals into immortal deities and demons. A lengthy affair, the process takes two-three hours to complete. Doing the facial using natural pigments like manayola, actors turn themselves into mythical beings step-by-step. And as the brilliant head-gear is fixed on their heads, they become larger than life.
Overnight at hotel in Kochi.