Day 2: Kochi
After breakfast at the hotel explore Fort Kochi strolling along the promenade and see the cantilevered Chinese Fishing Nets, which are fixed land installations used for an unusual form of fishing. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese and presented to the King of Kochi and featuring ancient murals and other exhibits. Walk in the history-filled streets of Jewtown and visit the Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, built by the Malabar Yehudan people and St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Lunch at local restaurant. Evening performance of Kathakali, a classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the playback music and percussion. Overnight at hotel Taj Malabar or similar.