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Jewish Heritage Tour of Cochin

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    What to Expect
    Discover India’s Jewish Heritage in Kochi, home to the country’s longest-established Jewish communities. Known as the Malayalam Jews, their history is vague but evidence suggests that the earliest settlers may have arrived in India after the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE.

    Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Kochi. From there, you will visit the city’s most important Synagogues, including Chendamangalam and Kadvum Bagam, some of the region’s key places of worship. Visit the Jewish Cemetery and Kochi’s handloom weaving center. The tour continues with a captivating 2-hour excursion around the area’s backwaters, before enjoying lunch at a serene Beach resort. Finally, visit the Judo-Christian Ancestry Tower before getting dropped off back at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    hotel or pier
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    HOTEL OR PORT
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Lijo Jose did an amazing job showing us the sites and explaining the rich Jewish history of India. Everywhere we travel throughout the world we enjoy learning about the Jewish people, experiencing the unique cultural characteristerics of the location, and of course seeing the
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    Great tour for anyone interested in learning about the Jews of Cochin! We saw a lot and Lijo was a very knowledgeable guide.
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    Lijo took us to see four synagogues around Kochi, as well as the Paradesi synagogue in Fort Kochi. Although most of these are no longer in use, it was heartening to see that they are being well cared for. We learned a lot about the history of Kerala - not only the Jewish
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    Lijo took my wife and I on a half day Synagogue tour. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Jews in Cochin/Karala and was able to get us in to Synagogues that were not readily open to the public. He was extremely professional, he was early meeting us in
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