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Paradesi Synagogue

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Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
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This temple dates back to the 16th century.
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Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tiles and chandeliers, ancient history and modern challenges, well worth popping in for a look and look out for traders row on the approach who will all attempt to entice you in. There are only four women and one man left in the local community...More

Thank Janetyjanet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the only JEW SYNAGOGUE one can find which is over hundreds of years old... Well kept and we'll guarded by the local police. Not very hard to find but the surrounding adds up to its cultural and ethnic beauty oy the yesteryear! Pl...More

Thank Kilimates
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is a must visit place in Cochin. It has a rich history, and is one of the only synogogue in India where tourists are allowed to visit. It also has a small room where the history of Indian Jews is depicted in paintings.

Thank Udit S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Synagogue as part of our tour. It is only a small place,so not a lot to say about it. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but unfortunately, there wasn't a lot to see. Sadly, there was no scrolls to see, which...More

Thank smudgenozzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cochin Jews or Malabar Jews, are the oldest group of Jews in India. After India's independence most of them migrated to Israel. The white Jews in Cochin also migrated to other commonwealth countries. The synagogues in Kerala were sold or repurposed. The Paradesi synagogue is...More

1  Thank Debarati D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid a visit to the Paradesi Synagogue in Fort Cochin and found it interesting but lacking something in presentation. Good but not great - but does have an interesting history.

1  Thank Cfab777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was part of a tour. First synagogue I have been in. Its small, quaint and nothing outstanding. The hand painted floor tiles are interesting. The history of how the jews arrived in Fort Kochi is interesting to.

Thank Redaussie8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cheap to visit at only 5 rupees. The synagogue is beautifully decorated but is also quite small and without much information so only warrants a fairly brief visit.

Thank KTP310
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rs. 5 for entrance. I didn't expect to see or visit a synagogue while at Kochi so I was excited to be there. There's a small gallery that had paintings and information about the history of the Jewish people in Kochi. The synagogue boasted of...More

Thank Sachi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a small but beautiful place. It's super cheap to get in and the history of the building is set out really clearly in a series of paintings before you enter the actual synagogue. It's quite a short visit due to how small...More

Thank Sam W
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Allen M
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Response from Divs_Kataria | Reviewed this property |
Hi you may try getting in touch with them on Facebook by sending them a message (type "The Jewish Synagogue in Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala"). Hope this helps!
23 August 2016|
Response from kaustabh m | Reviewed this property |
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