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Address: Kochi (Cochin), India
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Kochi City Guided Full-Day Tour
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Full Day Private Cochin Shore Excursion

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Boat jetty and street shopping

The area is very near to Jew Town and just like Jew town there are shops for street shopping and for purchasing spices.. Though if you are visiting Munnar or Thekkady then those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Susheel K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The area is very near to Jew Town and just like Jew town there are shops for street shopping and for purchasing spices.. Though if you are visiting Munnar or Thekkady then those places are definitely better options to buy Kerala spices. There is a boat jetty in Mattancherry which can be used to take jetty to Ernakulam/Marine drive side... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can reach this place by taking boat from marine drive. You can see beautiful buildings of Colonial era. This place has variety of shops selling spices at whole sale prices. You can buy coffee beans and tea of different flavors.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mattanchery is one of the two old exotic areas (the other being Fort Kochi) of Kochi city, which with the major Ernakulam area, make up the city. A visit here is like going back in time, into the past. Exotic feeling. Apart from touristy shops, there is also a bustling market place here for all kinds of day to day... More 

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Ernakulam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mattancherry is the beautiful place in western part of cochin were I saw the people of different tongues and ethnic identities. Agraharams, Churches, mosques along with the buildings of the colonial era, it represents the past and a harmonious present. Must Visit place for People who like to Explore!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took boat to visit this place. Mattancherry palace is ok. You can enjoy boat from marine drive. It will take around half an hour to reach there.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a variety of shops selling the famous spices at wholesale rates. You will also find variety of coffee beans of really good quality & different tea flavors at cost effective prices. Another addition will be different variety of oils.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great place to explore the history of cochin.it was an old fishing village in ancient times later many people migrated from the west to mattanchery. there is a Jewish synagogue which shows the influence of Jews in the past.there is also a dutch palace which shows some interesting murals.the spice market is the another major attraction of the place... More 

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Thank Sali A
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wander through the streets of Mattancherry and see another world. Every doorway gives a view of small business or shop or warehouse, selling spices, rice, tea and everything else you can imagine. Brilliant even in the monsoon season!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Good place to visit ..lots of hotels are there ... foodie people will enjoy going to mattanchery and then to fort kochi

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

*April 2004 Transport: Mattancherry is just a bus or boat's ride from Cochin. The place can be toured within a single day. The place: Mattancherry feels like Goa. Both the places have Portuguese influence in their arts and culture. Both places are a paradise for street shoppers. Both the places also have tourist places which provide a glimpse into the... More 

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