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Forte Kochi - Activity Guide


Presenting visitors a fascinating journey through the historical and cultural heart of this coastal town in Kerala. Fort Kochi was a crucial trading post for various empires, including the Portuguese, Dutch, and British. The remnants of these colonial influences are visible in the architecture, streets, and landmarks. Our knowledgeable local guide can provide valuable insights into the history and culture of the area, making the tour more engaging and informative. During the walking tour, you'll explore iconic landmarks such as the St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch cemetery, Bastian Museum, Jew Town, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace etc. You'll also chance upon colonial - era buildings, charming narrow streets, and the iconic Chinese fishing nets along the waterfront. A Fort Kochi Heritage Walking Tour is not only a glimpse into the past but also an immersion into the vibrant culture and traditions of this coastal gem. It's a must-do activity for anyone visiting the area, offering a rich and memorable experience.

Fort Kochi Heritage Walking Tour
Private Yoga


A private yoga session at Forte Kochi Hotel provides a tranquil and personalized wellness experience, allowing guests to unwind and rejuvenate in the serene ambiance of this charming boutique hotel.


The Village Experience in Kumbalangi provides guests with an immersive journey into the tranquil and picturesque village of Kumbalangi, allowing them to discover the authentic lifestyle, traditional practices, and natural beauty of this coastal community in Kerala. You will enjoy a local canoe tour, a village walk and some activities like fishing, the ancient method of making coir, fascinating fishing techniques of Chinese nets, visit Spice and Herbal Garden, watch different types of coconut product processing etc. And later enjoy a special Kerala village lunch of fresh local fish.

Village Experience Kumbalangi
Houseboat Day Cruise at Kumarakom Lake Resort


Houseboat Lunch Cruise at Kumarakom Lake Resort offers a delightful excursion on the serene backwaters of Kumarakom. Guests can enjoy a sumptuous lunch while drifting through the scenic waterways, experiencing the tranquillity and natural beauty of Kerala's backwaters on Kerala's famous Traditional Houseboat. Up and down transportation in Innova will be included in the package.


Fort Kochi Culinary Tour is a delectable exploration of the vibrant and diverse food culture in this historic coastal city of Kerala. Fort Kochi's culinary scene is a delightful fusion of Indian, Portuguese, Dutch, and Arabian influences, resulting in a unique blend of flavours and ingredients. It is also home for about 36 different communities with their diverse food cultures.

Culinary Tour Fort Kochi
Muziris Heritage Tour


Muziris Heritage Tour is an enriching journey through the historically significant region of Kodungallur Muziris in Kerala, tracing the footsteps of ancient trade routes. You'll visit well - preserved archaeological sites that offer insights into the ancient civilization, including ruins, remnants of ancient settlements, and artifacts. The tour includes visits to museums and interpretation centres that provide in-depth information about the historical and cultural significance of the area.

ELECTRIC BICYCLE (2 Hrs per cycle)

Fort Kochi has narrow, winding streets that are perfect for bicycling. You can easily manoeuvre through these charming lanes and discover hidden gems. A bicycle tour is an excellent way to experience Fort Kochi. It's an active, engaging, and eco - friendly way to discover the town's rich history, culture, and natural beauty and the hotel provides electric bicycles for the same.

Electric Bicycle
Private Harbour Cruise/Sunset Cruise


A harbour cruise in Fort Kochi is a popular activity that allows visitors to explore the picturesque harbour and waterfront areas of this historic town in Kerala, India. Fort Kochi is renowned for its rich maritime history, colonial-era architecture, and vibrant cultural scene, making a harbour cruise an excellent way to experience the area. A harbour cruise in Fort Kochi offers stunning views of the harbour, the Arabian Sea, and the historic waterfront. You'll get to see the iconic Chinese fishing nets, which are a symbol of Fort Kochi, as well as the bustling harbour with various ships and fishing boats. This will also provide a chance to observe the daily life of local fishermen and witness fish auctions. Harbour cruise during sunset allows you to enjoy the beauty of the setting sun over the Arabian Sea. This can be a magical experience and is popular among tourists.


Bird watching in a serene and untouched natural setting, provides an exclusive and tranquil experience for those who appreciate nature. The picturesque village is a hidden treasure trove for bird enthusiasts. Flourishing mangroves and wetlands are a sanctuary for a wide variety of bird species. As you venture through the village and its adjacent areas, you'll have the chance to observe both indigenous and migratory birds in their native habitats. Additionally, the tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the fish landing as well as the auction process at Kannamali beach and to partake in the local tea culture, making your tour a well-rounded and immersive experience.

Wetland Bird Watching Tour


Kayaking in the mangrove waters of Kumbalangi is a serene and captivating experience. As you paddle through the labyrinth of mangroves, you'll be enveloped by the beauty and tranquillity of this unique ecosystem. The intricate root systems of the mangroves create a stunning natural canopy, providing shelter and nesting grounds for a variety of bird species. With every stroke of your paddle, you can explore the meandering waterways, listening to the gentle rustling of leaves and the occasional call of the birds. The calm and shallow waters make kayaking accessible to all skill levels, whether you're a beginner or an experienced kayaker. It's an opportunity to connect with nature, unwind, and appreciate the ecological significance of mangrove forests.


Munnar is a picturesque hill station located in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala, known for its lush green tea plantations, serene landscapes, and cool climate. The journey from Forte Kochi Hotel to Munnar is approximately 130-140 kilometres and takes around 4-5 hours by car. The drive itself is scenic, offering glimpses of Kerala's countryside and Western Ghats. The attractions are Tea Plantations, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi Peak, Eravikulam National Park, Attukal Waterfalls,Rose Gardens,Munnar Town,Tea Museums, Blossom Park

Munnar Sightseeing
Thekkady Sightseeing


Thekkady is a nature lover's paradise known for its wildlife sanctuary and scenic beauty. If you're planning a day trip to Thekkady from Forte Kochi Hotel. The journey is approximately 150-160 kilometres and takes around 4-5 hours by car. The attractions are Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Nature Walks, Spice Plantations, Boating, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Elephant Junction


Athirappally Waterfalls is a spectacular natural wonder and is often referred to as the "Niagara of India" due to its breathtaking beauty. It is a stunning waterfall surrounded by lush greenery and dense forests. Athirappally Waterfalls is approximately a 2 - 3-hour drive from Forte Kochi Hotel, and approximately 80 kilometres, making it a great day trip to experience the beauty of Kerala's natural landscapes.

Athirappilly Water Falls Visit
Kodanad Elephant Training Centre Visit


The Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, 58km away from Forte Kochi, is a unique place to connect with gentle elephants and experience the natural beauty of Kerala. It's a relatively short drive from Forte Kochi Hotel, making it a convenient day trip for elephant enthusiasts and nature lovers. At Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, you can get up close and personal with elephants, observe their daily routines, and even witness activities like elephant bathing, Experience a memorable elephant ride through the serene and scenic surroundings of the centre. The centre is situated on the banks of the Periyar River, offering picturesque views and a tranquil atmosphere.


An ideal virgin beach to the north of Vypin island, hidden behind coconut groves and paddy fields, this 15 km long golden beach is perfect for a refreshing swim or a warm lazy stretch under the sun.

Cherai Beach
Hill Palace, Thrippunithura


The largest archaeological museum in Kerala, the famed Hill Palace near Tripunithura was once the administrative office of the Kochi Rajas. It is 18km drive from Forte Kochi. Built in 1865 as per traditional Kerala architectural norms, the palace complex consists of 49 buildings spread across 54 acres and has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a prehistoric park and a children's park.


Indulge in a culinary journey at Forte Kochi! Discover the rich flavours of Kerala's famed local cuisine as our expert chefs showcase the art of preparing popular traditional dishes. Gain hands-on experience, learn secret techniques, and savour the delicious results. Join us for an unforgettable experience that tantalizes the taste buds and unveils the essence of Kerala's culinary heritage.prehistoric park and a children's park.

Cooking Demo