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  • Guruvayoor


    Hailed and worshipped as one of the most sacred Hindu religious places in the world, Guruvayoor is the abode to the Shri Krishna temple, which attracts more than 10 million devotees every year.

    The Shri Krishna temple is considered to be the first temple in India to open ...

  • St. Francis Church, Fort Cochin

    St. Francis Church, Fort Cochin

    The St. Francis Church is considered to be the oldest church built by the Europeans in India. On his third visit to India, the great Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama fell ill and died and St. Francis church was his burial place. His remains were later transferred from here to ...

  • Thrikkakara Temple

    Thrikkakara Temple

    The Thrikkakara Temple is one of the major centers of Onam celebrations in Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Vamana (considered the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu), the temple plays host to ten days of festivities and celebrations on the occasion of Onam. It’s quite a sight to see thousands of devotees ...

  • The Roman Catholic Basilica of Santa Cruz

    The Roman Catholic Basilica of Santa Cruz

    The Roman Catholic Basilica of Santa Cruz is a colossal cathedral with a dominant Gothic presence in the form of a façade flanked by two huge towers.

    At the top of the main altar is a striking painting of the ‘Last Supper’, modelled on the renowned work of ...

  • Kanjiramattam Mosque

    Kanjiramattam Mosque

    The Kanjiramattam Mosque plays host to the Kudikkuthu Festival and is a scared pilgrimage centre. In history, the Imams of this mosque were believed to be leading scholars who were close advisors of the kings of Cochin. ...

  • Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara

    Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara

    Established in 1955 by the Sikh community settled in Kerala, the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara is the only gurudwara in Kerala and hence holds an important place amongst the Sikhs.

    Though a langar is held here every day, you can witness a grand langar on Saturdays and ...

  • The Jewish Synagogue

    The Jewish Synagogue

    Also known as Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Synagogue, the Jewish Synagogue at Cochin is the oldest existing synagogue among the Commonwealth countries.

    The synagogue is beautifully laid out and the interiors are decorated with Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. ...

  • Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple

    Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple

    The Chottanikkara - or the Jyotiannakkara - Temple stands out from the rest of them in Cochin for its sheer architectural beauty. Nowhere will you see the Vishwakarma Sthapathis style of wooden sculpting as beautiful as this one. This alone makes it a must-visit attraction in Cochin. The temple is ...

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  • Ernakulam Siva Temple

    Ernakulam Siva Temple

    The Ernakulam Shiva Temple recites an age old story of a boy called Devalan who prays to Shiva to be redeemed of a curse. With stories about the temple dating back to the Mahabharata, this Shiva Temple has acquired an important place in the present setting of ardent Shiva devotees. ...

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