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  • Divya7
    Chennai (Madras), India221 contributions
    Bobbin lace embroidery
    The Jew town has 2 parallel streets filled with shops. The one from the Dutch palace has a variety of antiques, perfumes, and curious stores meant solely for tourists. Buy something if you know what you are buying. The second street or Synagogue lane hosts the famous mocha cafe, a few clothing stores, one Fab India and two embroidery stores. I had a great time visiting both Sarah Cohen embroidery where I learnt about the Jewish Poduva and the other cooperative store where I learnt about the difference between bullion knots and French knots and about Bobbin lace embroidery.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 29 December 2022
  • Andrew D
    Singapore, Singapore396 contributions
    So chic!
    The Jew Town is practically an artist's town. It is lined up with interesting boutique shops selling arts, crafts, antiques, spices, fragrances and heritage items. There are also museums, galleries and exhibitions.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 December 2022
  • Puneet K
    3 contributions
    One of the best places in Kochi
    Jew Town is definitely one of the best places to visit in Kochi. The history of the place speaks to you through the streets and the buildings alike. The wide range of artefacts for sale in the shops here is something to look forward to. I wish we had known earlier about how many things I would be tempted to buy from here. The best part is that almost all the shops will also arrange for shipping the items to your place at nominal charges.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 29 January 2023
  • Akshaya S
    Noida, India432 contributions
    Historical, busy but peaceful
    Lined with interesting boutique shops and cafes intermingled with art (and more shopping), Jew Town is a busy but peaceful place. It obviously has historical significance with the Synagogue and several older building now converted to cafes and shops. However, there is no one pressurizing you to buy anything. So, explore at your own pace and buy if you trust what you are buying - typical 'antique' case.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 31 January 2023
  • Rachelle G
    36 contributions
    Fabulous shopping
    We stopped to go into a shop for the toilet. Left 2hrs later, laden with some fabulous items. Heritage Museum had everything. Jewellery, beautiful cloth to make your favourite costumes. Ornaments for every home.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 6 March 2023
  • Jeff T
    Doha, Qatar509 contributions
    Quaint area to visit
    Quaint shopping and historical area. The most picturesque areas are relatively free of road traffic making it a pleasant escape from the bustle surrounding the area. The shops are numerous and well stocked. Most photo opportunities are close quarters so bring an appropriate lens. We walked there in late afternoon and some shops had begun to close. Several passthroughs exist to access parallel roads. Best to have a guide or a plan to get the full effect. We were just there to stroll through and see the sights.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 13 March 2023
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Oct 2023 • Family
Safest place in kochi, to go with family. Lot of small shops, of antique, spices. There is government boat service to go to willington island, ernakulam and fortkochi
Written 7 October 2023
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Ketki1989
Mumbai, India33 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Must visit in Kochi! Visit the synagogue (closes 6 pm) and keep enough time to explore the unique shops along the way (which also close early by the way).
Written 27 June 2023
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neil4ever22
Mumbai, India72 contributions
May 2023
We were fascinated with Jew Town. Reminded us of the old European streets. Lots of good clothes and antiques around, although a bit expensive. But this street was really good.
Written 14 May 2023
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vsmahesh70
Salalah, Oman3 contributions
May 2023
Very well maintained.
The sorrow ding and atmosphere looks superb.
Historical facts displayed good, scope for improvement which will make tourists more attractive
Some more cultural activities to be included in the area to make tourists much more engaged
Written 13 May 2023
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rakeDelhi
New Delhi, India1,016 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Excellent seeing a mini creation copy of the Jewish town Also has some good curio shops and also nice brass work Shoppe An experience in itself to be visited
Written 10 May 2023
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JCH654
Manchester, UK79 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
The history was surprising and interesting and we enjoyed walking through the streets and browsing at some of the shops.

I know that's what it's called but, in a world where many things can no longer be said for fear of offending people, it seems odd that it's apparently OK offend Jewish people, and this is offensive. Please rename, maybe to The Jewish Quarter. Thanks.
Written 21 March 2023
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Jeff T
Doha, Qatar509 contributions
Feb 2023
Quaint shopping and historical area. The most picturesque areas are relatively free of road traffic making it a pleasant escape from the bustle surrounding the area. The shops are numerous and well stocked. Most photo opportunities are close quarters so bring an appropriate lens. We walked there in late afternoon and some shops had begun to close. Several passthroughs exist to access parallel roads. Best to have a guide or a plan to get the full effect. We were just there to stroll through and see the sights.
Written 14 March 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,826 contributions
Feb 2023
Not surprisingly Jew town is located in the vicinity of Paradesi synagogue, historically the center of the Jewish community in Kochi. Since most Jews immigrated to Israel, USA and Europe, few are left (5 in Fort Kochi according to the 2018 census). They often sold their property to local entrepeneurs who set up business geared to tourists. Not at all bad, as there are many boutique and antique shops selling items of quality.

After 6PM most stores close, while in other parts of Mattancherry business peaks. Remarkable is the stark contrast with the surrounding neighborhoods which are mostly poor and some bordering slum area.
Written 8 March 2023
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Rachelle G
36 contributions
Feb 2023
We stopped to go into a shop for the toilet. Left 2hrs later, laden with some fabulous items.
Heritage Museum had everything. Jewellery, beautiful cloth to make your favourite costumes.
Ornaments for every home.
Written 6 March 2023
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phil v
Essex, UK718 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Lovely place to visit.
Full of all types of shops very old and modern and antique shops. Plenty of places to eat and drink at very reasonable prices.
Written 16 February 2023
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