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Address: Kochi (Cochin), India
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Mattancherry is the old part of Kochi. It was the centre of the universe for the famed spice trade, which put Kochi on the world map. There is a huge bit of feels in the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Nothing great about this place. Merely a shopping destination. Passed by this place en route Jewish Synagogue.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Matancherry is basically old Kochi, all the historical places to visit are based in Matancherry only. By road it is almost 1 hr ride. But there is boat service from Kochi to Matancherry and it takes only 35 min. Instead of doing Kochi sightseeing with any tour operator, it is better to come matancherry in morning and spend a whole... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Had expectations and visited not a great one.Needs maintenance. I think sea food lovers may like. I am a vegan so i don't know on that part.

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Oakland, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Mattancherry is the old part of Kochi. It was the centre of the universe for the famed spice trade, which put Kochi on the world map. There is a huge bit of feels in the area, including the Dutch Palace, which to me looked like a Dutch over-statement. By all standards it is no bigger than a prosperous Kerala matriach's... More 

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Narrow street, busy shops & everything you can think of as old school, you will find here. From Jews Head caps, to fine tapestry, to antique clocks, you will find at all. Or, You can simply stroll the spice market. :)

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great place to shop some handicraft stuff. Jewish synagogue is must visit. Be ready to do some last moment shopping as you won't be able to resist yourself. It is on jew street in muttencherry

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The hustle bustle here gives one a sense of rush and calm at the same time. We enjoyed walking around

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The heat was terrible, the hotel stay so-so. The only highlight was the boat trip, which took us near the big ships. Shopping also was okay - but too much junk and too little authentic stuff. The synagogue visit was disappointing.

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cochin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Mattancherry is Historycal plays was built by the Dutch. Explore the Dutch Palace . many spices and Handicrafts shop but your a good negotiotion get good price for things its a old city well maintained road and ferry service mattancherry is part of fort cochin. sight seeing plays jewish street.and mattancherry palace ,Open: 10am-5pm except on Fridays and National Holidays.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Nice and usually pretty quiet area of Fort Cochin, with a lot of old buildings and warehouses, where and still stocked and dried various spices. It's pleasant to have a walk in the Jew street and around, where it smells good, and many buildings have faded colourful fronts.

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