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Cochin 01 Day

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Cochin 01 Day

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Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a city in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries.

Our Official representative welcomes you at Cochin International Airport or Railway Station and  Spend your afternoon, visiting The Dutch Palace, the Jewish synagogue, The Spices auction rooms, St. Francis Church the oldest European church in India, Chinese fishing nets, etc……and also an array of shops with antiques, fabrics & jewelers and back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

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Jewish synagogue: The Jewish Synagogue, in a corner of Jew Town, is more than a hundred years old and houses many rare antiques.  The synagogue, that invites many visitors, adds to the bizarre charm of Mattancherry. The Jewish synagogue was constructed  in 1568, almost 1500 years after the beginning of the Jewish connection with Kerala. It was built on the land, adjacent to the Dutch Palace, given by the erstwhile king of Cochin. The synagogue is the oldest in the Commonwealth and it was built by the Jewish community of Cochin. In 1662, it was destroyed by the Portuguese and then reconstructed, two years later, by the Dutch.   Dutch Palace: The Dutch Palace was constructed and gifted by the Portuguese as a present to the Kochi Raja around 1555. The Dutch carried out some extensions and renovations in the palace in 1663, after that it was popularly called Dutch Palace. The Kochi  rajas also made more improvements to it. Today, it is a portrait gallery of the Kochi Rajas and notable for some of the best mythological murals in India, which are in the best traditions of Hindu temple art. The palace was built to appease the king after they plundered a temple nearby.   St. Francis Church: St. Francis CSI Church, in Fort Kochi, originally constructed in 1503, it is the oldest European church in India . And the church has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent.  The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon.   Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica: The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in India. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round. It is a place of devotion as well as a centre of historic significance, endowed with architectural and artistic grandeur and colours of the gothic style. The basilica serves as the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Cochin, the second oldest Diocese of India. It is close to St. Francis Church.   It was built originally by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558, was spared by the Dutch conquerors who destroyed many Catholic buildings. Later the British demolished the structure and Bishop D. Joao Gomes Ferreira commissioned a new building in 1887. Consecrated in 1905, Santa Cruz was proclaimed a Basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1984

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