Mattancherry in Cochin

A melting pot of cultures, visit  Mattancherry for a great experience!

A melting pot of cultures, visit  Mattancherry for a great experience! | Photo credit: Wikipedia/P.K.Niyogi

Mattancherry Overview

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Mattancherry comprises the western part of Cochin just 9 km from the town of Ernakulam. The town is a melting pot of cultures. People from places all over India like Goa, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat have come down south and settled in Mattancherry. Once an important trade link to Ernakulam, Mattancherry is now an important tourist destination surrounded by Arabian Sea’s backwaters. It is also home to the famous Dutch Palace - or the Mattancherry Palace - frequented by many a tourist for a view of its amazing Hindu murals, portraits, and artwork. The oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth of National called the Paradesi Synagogue is also located in Mattancherry.

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Cochin, Kerala