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Mattancherry

Kochi (Cochin), India
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Ranked #11 of 101 Attractions in Kochi (Cochin)
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Spices are not so cheap. Found them priced similarly to Bangalore. Dutch Palace n Jew Synagogue are places to visit in this area.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Mattancherry as you see now was a different place, a few years ago. It was a place where there were so many godowns / trading centers all along the Bazar Road, Jew Town and nearby places where spices of all sorts were dried, cleaned, graded and traded. These places, in those days were bustled with workers, traders and other allied... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The area has been very effectively developed as a shoppers paradise for antiques, clothes and spices- not all of it locally produced, but for a foreign traveller, certainly "from India". The museum is worth a visit just to get a historic perspective of Kerala. The synagogue is a fairly nondescript building, but obviously carries a lot of history- only 4... More

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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very interesting visit, If one is interested in the history of Kochi then this is the place to visit. Learnt a lot about the royal family of Kochi and about the customs and habits of this old city.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Mattancherry is famous for its Dutch Palace, Jew Street, Synagogue and the shops that sell all things unique about Kerala. A lot has been written about those. I am going to write about the least popular attraction of Mettancherry: the boat jetty. The jetty is bang opposite the main entrance of the Dutch Palace. A small sign board quietly announces... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Jew Town is a must visit place. Sad that Synagogue does not allow photography. Dutch Palace can be given a miss, unless you need to know about the history of the place. Roads are mostly narrow and at times becomes difficult to navigate, even on foot, due to traffic.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

there are many antique stores in Mattancherry area, this area is about 3 kms from Fort Kochi area. but one must spend a good 3-4 hours walking around this place. Check out the antique stores and the lovely cafes attached to these. this is a delight

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Mattancherry is a very good place for shopping of antiques and spices. The Jew Town have a vast collection of rare antiques. But it is also very expensive.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

well maintained Museum with proper discipline, jewish market, temple and police Museum in an area of 200 mtrs. synagogue is also worth visiting. market is very well organized. one must visit while at cochin

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Kochi, Kerala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The synagogue and the art emporiums are worth visiting. The smell of spices in the streets while you walk will really attract evryone.

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