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Old Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
+91 90379 03060
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Jews have been welcomed by Cochin for 2,000 years, quite amazing given the persecution they faced in so many countries.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rajkat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not much remains of what was a thriving jewish centre in an historical part of town. Only five jews remain and we were lucky to meet the oldest (Sarah) and the youngest who collected the cash at the Synagogue. Well worth seeing. The tiles and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank daddytommy
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the best tourist shopping place in our whole tour of India. Loads of lovely little shops and market stalls. Amazing how hard it is to find good tourist shopping in India!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jancrow4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon walking round and being constantly harassed by shop owners asking if we wanted to look inside ... if only we’d been left alone we might actually had a look as it was we kept just walking past !! When we did stop...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JacquiB1107
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Synagogue very peaceful. Plenty tourist shops en route. No photography allowed inside. Small booklet for 100INR gives succinct history.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bexie72
Reviewed 6 days ago

You find these same tourist shops pretty much everywhere in Kerala so not really interesting from that aspect. And not much left from the original Jewish community except for the Synagogue. However, if you do look up at the buildings, it is worth a stroll...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic street with well preserved old buildings, with many restaurants and antique shops to browse through.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jew Town is just beside the Kochi Fort. Town has plethora of Shops selling antique classic items. There is a very old first built synagogue in India.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mrityunjay R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Besides the wonderful old synagogue, the oldest in India, the streets are packed with little shops selling wonderful handmade blouses, skirts, pants, purses, scarves and other locally made items. You can also find a number of antique stores. The local spice store also has good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lauraduggan2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are various shops for buying cloth material, Shall etc. but the price to be bargained. Near to this you can see one Limca book of Record awarded VARPU ( cooking vessel) 3184 kgs 12 ft dia in single cast.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shaji J
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13 June 2017|
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Response from nyackgirl47 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is parking. You can park on the streets there.
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8 April 2017|
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Response from manojayyappan | Reviewed this property |
No need for guide or donation,they charge a minmalk entrance fee...afternoon 1-4 they close..visit before or after,,no need for guide