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Manish
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Business
Mattancherry Palace in Kochi is a captivating historical site that beautifully showcases the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. With its exquisite architecture and well-preserved artifacts, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's royal past. A must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and admirers of traditional art.
Written 1 June 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Besides being the quarter of Kochi where the synagogue and the Dutch palace are located, Mattancherry is also a very lively working-class neighborhood. Crisscrossed by narrow lanes and alleys it is densely populated. People of different religions and ethnicities are living together in relative harmony (still). There is always something going on: a procession by Catholics behind a statue of Jacob or a Hindu festival with a big elephant and wild dansers and music players surrounding it.

Historically Mattancherry was a gift (mathana) of land (cheri) to Jewish (spice) traders by the Hindu raja seated at his palace. The spice trade is still ongoing, but the Jewish character of the neighborhood has disappeared.

It is a great area to observe traditional Kerala city life, but the exhaust fumes of numerous auto rickshaws, motorbikes, cars and other vehicles, not to mention the noise pollution are at times hard to endure. Especially when it is hot and there is no wind.
Written 11 March 2023
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Palm Rivera
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
The nearest property to all tourist spots at walkable distance, cheap & best with Pool all foods restaurants availability. Beach 1km near.
Written 7 January 2023
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Marc13510
Kirkland, WA293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
History, great food, shopping and just outside is an area wholesale spices. The synagogue is a great introduction to Jewish history of the area. We returned in another day and enjoyed an area filled with businesses specializing in wholesale spice trade. While not a colorful spice market, we enjoyed the steps and the architecture.
Written 2 December 2022
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Chicago family
Chicago, IL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We loved seeing the synagogue and learning the history of the Jews who came seeking a place to live after the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple. So many parts were similar to the synagogues in Israel and other places in the Middle East.

Another highlight was the palace which included the story of the Jews who were welcomed by the maharaja and given land near the palace to build their synagogue. Lots of other history regarding the palace including the art in the walls of Hindu mythology or were the stories of real people who lived real lives there?

Interesting to see Chinese fishing nets brought there a long time back by the Chinese. Unfortunately, they are not much used anymore since the Sunami. More of a tourist site really.

Mattancheri in Kochi is a great place to land and be based in if you want to experience the boat ride in the backwaters because it is not too far away by car. You can also shop in mattancheri which makes it a logical central place to stay.
Written 14 November 2022
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pintu k
Kolkata (Calcutta), India88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
This is must do place. One of the best heritage in kochi. , it will take you to your childhood, when you will walk through path.
Written 31 August 2022
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udiptafullonton
New Delhi, India59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Sharpen you knowledge of history of Kochi and Malabar area with full details displayed with pictures.
Written 25 August 2022
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Sajan G Edacheril
Pala, India1,425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
One of the most outstanding heritage monuments in kochi,it’s a must visit when you reach kochi.We can go through the old era.
Written 26 May 2022
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Mohan Krishnan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
A small walk in mattancherry will take you to your child hood days with so many antique shops for you to choose from.
Written 22 January 2021
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Angela C
Bath, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is such an interesting place and gives a glimpse into the past of a great city. The steps up are incredibly steep, and then you step into the palce. The wall paintings are extraordinary, amazing details and worth stopping and studying- the more you look the more you see. There are artifacts, photos and plenty of well displayed info.
If you are in Kochi I think it is a must.
Written 4 July 2020
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