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Address: Kochi (Cochin), India
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Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Performance
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$76*
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Kochi Food Tour

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INTERESTING HISTORICAL PLACE IN KOCHI

Mattancherry is part of Ernakulam district in Kerala and is a touristy destination. There is a boat jetty where boats go to Ernakulam, Fort Kochi and Willingdon island. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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152 reviews 152 reviews
57 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Mattancherry is part of Ernakulam district in Kerala and is a touristy destination. There is a boat jetty where boats go to Ernakulam, Fort Kochi and Willingdon island. There are bazaars to buy spices, tea and antiques. It is also famous for Jew town where ancient jews started their trading. The Jew Palace and the Jew Synagogue are famous landmarks... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The landmark sites are well preserved and present some wonderful pictures of the rich and mixed colonial history of the bygone era even today.

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KOZHIKODE
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Fort Kochi and Mattancherry are the apt destinations if you love to make a walk through the colonial history of India. A visit to these places will teach you a lot about the rich past of the Jews, the Dutch, the Portuguese and the English community and their culture prevailed in the area. Fortunately, all these landmark sites are well... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Dutch Palace, Jain Temple and Pardesi Synagogue are in this area of Cochi. Really beautiful and absolutely unique sites. The painted murals in the Dutch Palace were among the most amazing sites in Cochi.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I took a team of visiting British students to this town. There is no wash room at all at any place. The town is very poorly managed. The rikshaw drivers and a nuisance to all, The shops sell some local stuff, not worth buying.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a heriatge town with historical narrow street with its centuries old warehouses. Just walk through these alleys and you will feel it.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Brilliant walk from Fort Kochin, if not too hot… so much street art on the walls on the way, and a good insight into the rice dealing agencies, all streching out the bazar road. The synagogue area gets a bit too touristic, full of shops and vendors hassling you to come into their shops...

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Mattancherry is a small area about 7-10 min auto ride from Fort Kochi, the auto driver will drop in front of Palace museum. Opposite to this museum is a narrow path leading to ferry point for boating. Along this path many shops sell sea items and many handicrafts. For purchasing these kind of items, Mattancherry is a good place.

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Moscow
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Another nice area in Fort Kochi to have a slow walk. I went there to visit the Dutch palace but enjoyed walking the surrounding streets as well. The area has its own atmosphere, a mix of colonial style and indian reality

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I'm not really a good shopper, but I did find the shops I visited here to be overpriced. I also visited a ginger factory, which is pretty basic and where the poor women work pretty hard in appalling conditions. This is part of a women's co-op so I did a bit of shopping here to help support them.

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