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Chendamangalam Poornathrayeesa Temple Jewish Synagogue
Bastion Bunglow Bolghatty Historical Museum
Marine Drive Santa Cruz Bascillica St.Francis Church

Chendamangalam


Chendamanagalam Ernakulam

This land was once the abode of the Paliath Achans, the prime ministers of the Maharajas of Kochi. Their residence, the Paliam Palace represents the architectural splendour of Kerala. The Palace houses a collection of historic documents and relics.



Poornathrayeesa Temple


Poornathrayesa Ernakulam

The temple is located at Tripunithura, at a distance of about 10 kms southeast of Ernakulam. There are several temples at Tripunithura and due to which it is also referred to as the Land of Temples. The Poornathreyesa Temple is amongst one of them. It is belived that Arjuna, from the epic of Mahabharata, built this temple. The temple is dedicated to lord Maha Vishnu, who is also called as Sree Poornathrayeesa.

Apart from a place of worship, the temple is also known for its annual festivals. Vrishchikoltsawam, the main festival at the temple takes place in the month of November/December. A procession of decorated elephants is taken out on the fourth day. A golden pot is kept on a raised platform during the festival and it is belived that the person who makes offerings here gets good luck in return. The other popular festival celebrated here is the Athachamayam, which is held during the harvest festival of Onam.


Jewish Synagogue


The Jewish Synagogue here is the oldest synagogue in all the Commonwealth of Nations and is also known as Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Synagogue. It tops the list of the places to be seen in the itinerary of the tourists visiting the city. Cochin Jewish community constructed the synagogue in 1568. Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers beautifully decorate the monument, which remains intact till date. As customary with Hindu and Muslim religious places, the worshippers enter the grounds of the Jewish Synagogue barefoot.

Timings: 10 am to 1 pm; 3 pm to 4 pm.
Closed on: Saturdays and Jewish holidays.


Bastion Bunglow


Built in the Indo-European style way back in 1667 AD, Bastion Bungalow get its name from its location on the site of the Stromberg Bastion of the old, Dutch fort.


Bolghatty


Bolghatty palace built by the Dutch in 1744. Later it became the seat of the British Resident of Cochin. Today it is a hotel run by K.T.D.C. The grounds have a small golf course & several vantage points for lovely views of the harbour & the sea.


Historical Museum


Important scenes of Kerala history are portrayed through through Sculptures. Greeting the visitor outside is a statue of Parasurama ,the mythological safe who is said to have created Kerala.


Marine Drive


Marine Drive Ernakulam

Marine Drive is considered to be one of the most beautiful part of Kochy city. The marine walk is the main hangout for the local populace as the view of the backwaters and the harbour from here is excellent.



Santa Cruz Bascillica


This Roman Catholic church is situated near the St.Francis church and is worth a visit.It is a specimen of portugese architecture built in 1503. 'Frescoes'and mural paintings decorate the ceiling and interior parts of the church.


St.Francis Church


St.Francis Church Ernakulam

The first European church in India. Originally built in wood and named Santo Antonio in the 16th Century. Vasco da Gama was buried here in 1524.





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Ernakulam Tour 02 Nights & 03 Days Ernakulam - Kochi - Cochin
Ernakulam Tour Tour Information
  • Starting Point:
  • Ernakulam
  • Ending Point:
  • Cochin
  • Duration:
  • 02 Nights / 03 Days
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Kerala Pilgrimage Tour 03 Nights & 04 Days Cochin/Ernakulam–Guruvayoor– Ernakulam
Kerala Pilgrimage Tour Tour Information
  • Starting Point:
  • Ernakulam
  • Ending Point:
  • Ernakulam
  • Duration:
  • 03 Nights / 04 Days
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