ECOGREEN COCHIN TOUR

KODANAD ELEPHANT TRAINING CENTRE, ELEPHANT RIDE, WILLINGDON ISLAND, MATTANCHERRY, FORT COCHIN, BOLGHATTY ISLAND, COCHIN SHIPYARD, COCHIN SIGHTSEEING BY BOAT AND SHOPPING.
All picnic spots are on the South of Ecogreen to Cochin Queen of arabian sea

cochintourKodanad Elephant Training Centre & Elephant Ride

7.00 a.m. Dep. from Ecogreen :- Kodanad elephant training center is a peaceful spot among forest-like environs. It is 33 Kms from Ecogreen homestay. It is the only elephant rescue and training center in Kerala specialized for rescuing and training stranded adult and baby elephants from the forest regions across Kerala Visit to Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, to see the morning bathing of elephants in the river (time between 7.30 and 9.00 ). Entry Fee: Rs. 3 per person. There is also possibility of an elephant ride Rs. 200.For details – Divisional Forest Officer,Malayattur Forest Division,Kodanad, Eranakulam Dist.Ph: 0484 2649052 , Mob: 94479 79053 . Facilities Available -Elephant Kraal, Mini Zoo, Trekking, Elephant bath-1 hour

Sringeri Math is a large, partly open structure situated right on the northern bank of the river Periyar or Poorna.. Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram, Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthambam

Kalady Adi Shankara Shrine

10.00 a.m. :- Visit Sringeri Math – birth place of Adi Sankara, (AD 788 – 820) the great advaitha philosopher. It is situated right on the northern bank of the river Periyar or Poorna This place also welcomes people from any religion / country. There is a lamp (ever lastingly lit) in the temple. There is a Veda Paadhasaala (Vedic recital school) adjacent to the Matt. Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram, Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthambam

The Museum of Kerala Art & History- Edappally

It’s aim is to present and bring to focus about the rich heritage of Kerala history & culture. It has a gallery of Paintings and Sculptures and the Centre for Visual Arts. This unassuming gallery houses immortal creations that will give you glimpses of the glorious history and rich cultural legacy of this land Kerala – Gods own Country. The major works on display include mural maestro Mammiyoor Krishhan Kutty Nair, Raja Ravi Varma, M F Hussain, folk painter Jamini Roy, abstract painter Manu Parekh and so on.

Details- Museum of Kerala Arts & History
Edappally, Kochi, 682 024
Tel : 0484-2558296, 2541326, 2541768
Email :- mnfoundationkochi@gmail.com

cochintour2Marine Drive & Boating

Marine Drive is a beautiful promenade in Kochi (Cochin), Kerala , India. It is built facing the backwaters of Kochi. It is a popular hangout for the local populace as well as the tourists. Ironic to its name, no vehicles are allowed on the walkway. Marine drive is an important centre of shopping activity in Kochi.shopping malls Major fast food joints, including Marrybrown, DiMark, Coffee Bar are present along the walkway of marine drive. The view of the setting and rising sun over the sea mouth, and the gentle breeze from the Vembanad Lake has made Marine Drive an important tourist destination in Kochi. ochi has a fascinating skyline

More pictures- http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=719686

Tripunithara – Hill Palace

Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Tripunithura,Kochi,. It was the administrative office of Maharajas of Cochin and was built in 1865. This consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across in 54 acres (220,000 m2).It has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deerpark, a pre-historic park and a children’s park. At presemt, the palace has been converted into a museum by The Kerala State Archaeology Department and is open to public all days except Mondays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. It has a variety of exhibits, including paintings, carvings and other royal antiquities donated by the Kochi & Travancore royal families and the Paliam Devaswom, “Hill Palace” museum is a cynosure for all art lovers.

The museum is open on all days except Mondays.

Phone : 2781113

cochintour3Veegaland water theme Amusement Park

Veega land is India’s first water theme park. There are a wide varieties of trees and plants inside the park that increases the beauty of the park. South India’s unique amusement park, and you are into a world of non-stop fun and adventure

Mobile: +91 9746774444,Landline: 0484 2973944,6452211/ 44,

Email:-mail@veegaland.in,website-veegaland.com

Fortcochin

Fortcochin has European heritage and true cosmopolitan temperament. A leisurely walk through its streets is one of the best ways to discover all that the city has to offer – it’s natural harbour and historical sites. A boat ride across the breathtaking blue lagoons and backwaters offers a glimpse of kochi’s rural life and its true beauty. Fort Kochi beach, with its clean premises and tranquil atmosphere, is frequented by tourists as well as the local people.

Mattancherry Palace( Dutch Palace)& Musem

The Mattancherry Palace, also known as Dutch Palace, Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi, the Palace was renovated in 1663 by the Dutch. The palace with a Bhagavathi Temple in the central courtyard is built like the typical Kerala style mansion – the Nalukettu – the home of the aristocracy, nobility and of the upper classes, with four separate wings opening out to a central courtyard. . has an exquisite collection of murals collectively covering over 300 sq ft of its walls

Visiting hours: 1000 – 1700 hours on all days except Fridays

Jewish Synagogue

The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in theCommonwealth of Nation, located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1568, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudanpeople or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin.

0 am to 12 pm & 3 to 5 pm, except Saturdays and Jewish holidays.

Note: Cameras and handbags are not allowed inside the Synagogue.

St. Francis CSI Church, in Fort Kochi (aka. Fort Cochin), originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon.

cochintour4Chinese Fishing nets

The Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) are fishing nets that are fixed land installations for an unusual form of fishing – shore operated lift nets.They are mostly found in the Indian state of Kerala. Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end. Each installation is operated by a team of up to six fishermen

Cochin Backwater Cruise

Cochin Sightseeing by Boating (2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.)
By Kerala Tourism Development Corporation Limited
Shanmugham Road, Ernakulam, Cochin-31.
Phone:91-484-2353234
Fax:91-484-2382199
fare Rs:100/- per head
Place covered:- Dutch Palace, Synagogue, Chinese fishing Nets, St. Francis Church and Bolgatty Island.

India’s largest shopping mall- Lulu International Shopping Mall, Kochi- International Shopping Experience

It is built on an area of 3,900,000 sq ft, with total area for mall alone at 230,000 square metres (3,900,000 sq ft) and the remaining portion for a premium five-star hotel managed by JW Marriott Hotels. Opened on 10 March 2013, the mall consist of more than 360 outlets including food courts, restaurants, family entertainment zones and a nine-screen multiplex, ice skating ring and bowling alley.[2] The estimated cost for this project is more than 1600 crore rupees. www.lulumall.in