Jew Town, Kochi

Jew Town | One of the best places to visit in Kochi

LocationOld Cochin, Kochi, Kochi (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsJew Town open 05:00 am to 09:00 pm every day, No entry fee.
Place TypeStreet Market, Shopping Place
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April

About Jew Town

The Jewish Town in Cochin is a quaint town that welcomes visitors with its colonial houses and small shops selling antiques and artifacts. The Mattancherry Palace was built next to the temple on land given to the community by Raja Rama Varma of the Jewish city of Kochi. The city is characterized by narrow streets dotted with two-storey buildings, some of which have been painted in bright colours.

Interesting facts about Jew Town

  1. The city of Kochi breathes in and exudes culture and diversity. Take a walk around the old town and you'll see elements of the city's cosmopolitan past, whether it's the Chinese fishing nets that dot the coast, or the colonial architecture left behind by the British, Portuguese or Dutch.
  2. Beneath the blue walls and placards inscribed with the name "Jewish City", spice and antique shops are pepper shops in the area.
  3. There are plaques written in Hebrew in front of some stores where you can step in and buy hand-stitched embroidery, kippahs, runners, and others where you can pick up the menorah as well. Windows with railings with stars of David adorn some of the houses around the Pardesi Synagogue.
  4. Kochi had eight synagogues in the city that survived until the middle of the 2nd century, but the Pardesi Synagogue is perhaps the most beautiful and, in fact, the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.
  5. Actually services are only held when there is a minion (a group of 10 men required to form a prayer service), which is now only possible with the inclusion of Jewish male visitors. So the beautiful synagogue usually remains empty, only for tourists who come to marvel at its beauty.

How to reach Jew Town

By Road:- The easiest way to reach Jew Town is by taxi or auto, with the help of which you can reach.

By Air:- The distance between Kochi airport and Jewish city is 11180 KM from here you can book a cab.

By Metro:- Jew Town Road is the nearest Maharaja's College Metro Station to Kochi which is at a distance of 3 km.

By Railway:- Jew Town Road is the nearest Ernakulam Junction railway station to Kochi which is located at a distance of 3 km.

Nearby famous places

  • Willingdon Island 27 minutes away
  • Kerala Kathakali Centre 4.1 km away
  • Kashi Art Gallery 4.2 km away
  • Shiva Temple 3.9 km away
  • Vallarpadam Church 6.1 km away
  • globes travel 5.3 km away
  • Indira Priyadarshini Park 26 minutes away
  • Subhash Park 3.7 km away
  • Vypeenkotta Seminary 31 minutes away
  • Jain Temple 2.5 km away
  • Maritime Museum Kochi 3.8 km away

Jew Town FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Old Cochin, Kochi, Kochi.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Jew Town: Jew Town open 05:00 am to 09:00 pm every day, No entry fee..

𝒜. You should visit Jew Town during January, February, March, April months for best experience.

🛑Note: We don't guarantee for info accuracy.