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Mattancherry

Address: Kochi (Cochin), India
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Chennai
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This shopping is too costly. we purchased only few herbal tea. The things which we get in abundance should be available with less price. But here it will be overrated. its better if u juz take a walk in the town. dont buy the jewelleries especially. No idea whether they are pure as they claim so. There is no price... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Just has a historical importance.... Nothing great at all.... Not worth the energy.... If u r historian then it is great.... Except that avoid it....

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Rawatbhata, India
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is about 9 km from Ernakulam town. There are frequent bus and boat services to Mattancherry from Ernakulam town. The boats start from Main Boat Jetty near Subash Park at Ernakulam. Mattancherry is also home to the Paradesi Synagogue (India's oldest functioning synagogue), the history of coming of Jew shown here, Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace). The museum hosts various... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You can feel the area is outside india. Sine gog and musium shows the golden era of travankor empire. Kochi beach is worst dont waste time. Garden is hopless. Two churches are there .if u can bargain them historical item are available for sale

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went for a jog around here on a Sunday morning - same time as the Spice Marathon was happening (Sunday 16 November). Lovely atmosphere but note that the shops don't get going till around 9-10am on a Sunday.

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UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Gruff personnel who appeared only to be interested in collecting fees. We asked what we would see if we were to enter the museum, and were only told (repeatedly) that tickes cost 50 rupees.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The palace and it's contents tell us the history of Fort Kochi and the Royal families ruled over there. It's very nice.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was able to visit the following places in Mattancherry: Dutch Palace - This is more of a museum and stores a lot from that era. This is a must watch for anyone who loves history. Jewish Synagogue - I have missed this many a times on my previous visits. But this time the synagogue was open. It's truly spectacular.... More

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

Good place. but moving around would be difficult if you dont have any vehicle or if you are not part of tour package

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I had had just the most fantasic week in India, this was where we began our last day. All a bit touristy, lots of hawkers harassing you. We walked inside and towards Fort Kochi, that was more interesting and though there is nothing to see but people and streets, it managed to bump it up from 2... More

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