The trip starts with a hotel pick up and takes you to Cochin Fort, the first European township in India. Here, you can see Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square (named to commemorate the first European explorer to set sail for India) and learn about the life of local fishermen then and now. Go on to visit two of the largest and oldest European churches in the region: St. Francis Church (the burial place of Vasco da Gama) and Santa Cruz Basilica Church. At around 11 am you will arrive at the Mattancherry Palace where you can enjoy its beautiful murals depicting scenes from popular Hindu tales. If time allows, relax over a local lunch and shop around for souvenirs before heading back to your hotel.