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Kochi Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Jewish Synagogues in Cochin

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Pick up from Cochin Port Ships berth / Pier by  09.00 Am and transfer to Paravoor / Parur (approx 01.15 hrs) .Visit the Paravoor synagogue and later visit the Chendamangalam synagogue .The synagogue at Chennamangalam reflects traditional Kerala architecture and has utilized western construction technology. Of course, the magnificent altar in all its ornate glory catches the attention of one and all. This synagogue has a very high roof, the ceiling of which displays brightly coloured designs on wood, which at first sight would give the impression of a rolled out Persian carpet.

The wooden balcony inside the synagogue with beautifully carved balusters and railings is another attraction of this synagogue. There is also another balcony, meant exclusively for women. A spiral wooden staircase marvelously crafted in wood leads to this balcony.

Later transfer to Ernakulam (approx 01.00 hrs)to visit Kadavumbagam Synagogue (This synagogue is a Private property ,Entry to synagogue some time will be restricted ) . If interested you can go for a walk around Braodway (Local street market) . (Lunch stop can be provided at own expense ) and last synagogue to be visited will be Paradesi synagogue at Mattancherry (approx 45 mins drive) ,The Paradesi Synagogue, in a corner of Jew Town, is more than a hundred years old and houses many rare antiques.  The synagogue, that woos many visitors, adds to the quaint charm of Mattancherry.Enter the synagogue and the large main hall arrests your attention with display of rare antique objects that add to the grandeur of the place. The light falling through the large open windows make the sight of chandeliers and lamps more delightful. These glass chandeliers dangling from the ceiling belong to the 19th century and were imported from Belgium.

The floor of the synagogue itself is a showpiece with the paving of hand-painted blue willow patterned floor tiles. These ceramic tiles were brought from Canton, China in the 18th century by Ezekiel Rahabi, a renowned Jewish businessman. Each tile is different from one another in its design and it never fails to capture the admiration of the visitors. The marvellous construction of the synagogue is revealed in all its features including the splendid pillars and later transfer to Cochin port to reach by 04.00 Pm (approx 30 - 45 mins ).

We  guarantee visit to 3 synagogues out of 4 ,as one synagogue is Private property Entry will be restricted sometimes  
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Important Information
Departure Point
From Your Ships Pier /Berth
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Duration
6h
Return Details
Same as departure location
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Cochin Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Modest Dressing
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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