Muziris welcomes you to the cape of trade culture left behind by our ancestors from around the world. Reputed to be the ancient world's greatest trading centre in the East, this legendary seaport traded in everything from spices to precious stones with the Greeks, Romans, and the rest of the world. The Muziris Heritage Project intends to conserve and showcase the culture of 3000 years or more for posterity. Muziris was the doorway to India for varied cultures and races such as the Arabs, Chinese, Jews, Romans, Portuguese, Dutch, and British.
The Muziris Heritage Site is an outstanding example of buildings, archaeological sites, and landscape; and it illustrates a significant stage in the human history of Kerala. This historic region stands testimony to an exceptional cultural tradition; of which monumental structures also occupy a significant place.
The built heritage of Muziris is extensive and there are a few notable buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries scattered around this heritage site; but mostly in Chennamangalam and Kodungalloor. The surviving elements of Muziris comprise not only buildings but also the markets, streets and footways, bridges, and cemeteries.
The natural environment is integral to the Muziris Heritage Site. The networks of waterways have influenced and inspired the architecture and growth of the built heritage.
On the tour, you will see: the first Bagavathy Temple in India, first Christian church in India, excavation site, Paliam Naalukettu, Paravoor Synagogue, and Siva Temple (2000 years old).
Later, enjoy a backwater cruise and lunch.
Return to your hotel in Kochi.
Overnight in Kochi.