Kochi, better known as Cochin is Kerala's most cosmopolitan city. It is also the main trading centre for spices and seafood. Built around a saltwater lagoon of the Arabian sea, Kochi is in fact a collection of narrow islands and peninsulas. While mainland Ernakulam boasts of concrete shopping malls and glitzy apartment buildings, Mattancherry and Fort Kochi have a old world charm, with their blend of Dutch, Portugese and English bunglows and quaint narrow streets. The scenic location of Kochi's natural harbour, surrounded by palm groves, green fields, inland lakes and backwaters, has enchanted visitors from across the globe for centuries.
We recommend visit to Mattancherry Palace, Jew Town, Kochi International Pepper Exchange, St. Francis Church, Willingodn Island, Bolgatty Island, Ernakulam, Koder House, Chinese Fishing Nets etc.
Pardesi Synagogue, Tekubagam Synagogue, Ernakulam, Mala Synagogue, Parur Synagogue and Chenamangalam Synagogue are interesting places to visit for Jewish Travellers. We also recommend a visit to Koder House which was formerly private residence of the Koder family who were the leaders of the Jewish Community in Cochin.