India Heritage Walk Festival 2019 Kochi

Sahapedia (, an online encyclopaedia of Indian arts and culture, has teamed up with UNESCO to host the second edition of 'India Heritage Walk Festival' (IHWF), a month-long, multi-city event, introducing people to the tangible and intangible culture and heritage of their cities, and celebrating India's rich cultural diversity.

With its varied line-up, it explores the diversity that characterizes the cultural fabric of our country, such as food, heritage, nature, art and architecture. There are walks, talks, workshops and Instameets across India covering a broad spectrum of the country's heritage and culture. For the second edition, the festival has scaled up its reach through the inclusion of over 35 cities and more than 100 events across the country.


3 February, 2019
Walk: 500 Years of the Kochi Fort: Going Down the Memory Lane
Walk Leader: Johann Kuruvilla
Theme: Architecture
Date: 3 February 2019
Timing: 8.00 am to 10.00 am
Meeting Point: Vasco da Gama Square, Kochi
Meeting Time: 7:45 am
Nearest Bus/ Metro Station: Fort Kochi Bus Stop/Fort Kochi Jetty
Medium: English, Malayalam
Partner: The Kochi Heritage Project

10 February, 2019
Walk: Mattancherry - The Melting Pot of Cultures
Walk Leader: Antony Thommen
Theme: Architecture
Date: 10 February 2019
Timing: 9.00. to 11.00 am
Meeting Point: Bus Stop near Mattancherry Boat Jetty and Dutch Palace Gate
Meeting Time: 8:45 am
Nearest Bus/ Metro Station: Bus Stop near Mattancherry Boat Jetty
Medium: English, Malayalam

16 February, 2019
Walk: The Making of Fort Kochi
Walk Leader: E P Unny
Theme: Architecture, Culture
Date: 16th February 2019
Timing: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Meeting Time: 9:15 am
Meeting Point: St Francis Church
Medium: English

17 February, 2019
Walk: Tracing the Journey of Ernakulam Town in Modern Times
Walk Leader: Balagopal C K
Theme: Architecture
Date: 17th February 2019
Timing: 8.00 am to 10. 30 am
Meeting Time: 7:45 am
Meeting Point: Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Ernakulam
Medium: English


8 February, 2019
Baithak: Shattered and Chiseled
Speaker: Vinu V.V. in conversation with M.R. Renukumar
Date: 8 February 2019
Time: 10:30-12:00PM
Venue: David Hall, 1/264, Napier Street Opp. Parade Ground Fort Kochi
Medium: English, Malayalam

19 February 2019
Baithak: Sustainable Tourism and Participatory Heritage Conservation
Speaker: Sumesh Mangalassery
Date: 19 February 2019
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Venue: Museum of Kerala History, Near Pathadipalam Metro Station Edappally, Kochi
Medium: English


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“The fourth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale runs from 12 December, 2018 – 29 March, 2019.“
Venues are open every day from 10 AM – 6 PM.
Tickets are available for purchase for ₹100 at Aspinwall House.

Universal free entry every Monday.


By Air: Fort Kochi is 45 km from Kochi International Airport, Nedumbassery.
By Train: Fort Kochi is 13 km from Ernakulam Junction (South) Station and 16 km from Ernakulam Town (North) Station.
By Boat: Fort Kochi is 20 mins from the Ernakulam Boat Jetty and 10 mins from both Willingdon Island and Vypin Boat Jetty.
By Bus: Fort Kochi is 15 km from the main bus station in Ernakulam.

Many of the locations of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale are walking distances from each other (most are around 10 minutes or so).


From heritage hotels to boutique hotels are listed with booking options.

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Restaurants, cafes, bakeries, ice cream parlours and speciality dining options.

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