Nothing special,it's just an average synagogue, for us it was a disappointment. It's was not worthy going there.
Interesting place, we went in with a huge crowd with a German cruise boat group though. Harder to get a tuk tuk back to uppertown. There is so much to see in Fort Coching!
Nothing much to see in this as its quite small although not to be missed as it tells how jewish came into India and how they settled. definately must visit on fort kochi
The Synagogue is one of the things in the itinerary that you are supposed to visit while at Fort Kochi. Though the depiction of the jew history in India was interesting, you could give it a miss if you find yourself short of time.
We read about the synagogue on Trip Adviser and decided to go visit it. Closed fridays and saturdays, this place is a real favorite among the foreigners who make a beeline here in hoards (at least on Sundays when we happened to visit). Only synagogue open to tourists in India and Rs 5 entry. A good break from the rest... More
The history of this place is impressive - and the blue Chinese tiles worth seeing (though it is disappointing that interior photos are not allowed). However, it was billed as a working synagogue and felt much more likea museum. For example, men were not asked to cover their heads, which immediately suggested that this was no longer a place of... More
I am so pleased we visited the old synagogue. We also went there at 6:30 on Friday night for prayers - they need 10 men for the minyan so we couldn't have a full service, but the synagogue is beautiful!
If you are in the area the synagogue is well worth the visit. The only disappointment is that photographs are not permitted inside which is a great shame as the synagogue is very attractive and a unique reminder of the history of this trading city.
Unlike the synagogues in Pune and Mumbai, which allow only Jews, this synagogue is open to all tourists. Although a small structure, its Chinese tiled floor and European lights are very well preserved. It also has an art gallery which depicts the history of the arrival of Jews in Kerala.
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