Jewish Synagogue Cochin, Kerala

Among all the common wealth countries of the world, the Jewish Synagogue, Kochi is the oldest existing synagogue. The prosperous Jewish trading community built it in 1568 AD. It was partially destroyed in the 1962 war. Later it was rebuilt by the Dutch. This speaks for the historical importance of the monument.

As far as the architecture of the Jewish Synagogue in Kochi is concerned, it is wrapped with painted Chinese tiles. None of these tiles resemble the other. In the mid 18th century, the clock tower was attached to the main building of the synagogue. The interior of the Jewish Synagogue at Kochi is adorned with Belgian chandeliers and grand lightings.

The monument of Jewish Synagogue of Kochi is rich enough for alluring tourists. But it has some more important attractive collections. The synagogue still has rolls of Old Testament, old copper plates that have souvenirs and records of the privileges bestowed upon the Rajahs of Kochi. These souvenirs also include beautifully carved silver and golden crowns.

The Jewish Synagogue, Kochi is one of the exemplary sightseeing spots in Kerala. For public viewing, the synagogue remains open from 10 am to 12 noon and again from 3 pm to 5 pm every day except Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Being centrally located in Mattancherry, the synagogue is easily accessible. The nearest airport to the Jewish Synagogue, Kochi is the Cochin International Airport. Ernakulam Junction is the nearest railway station 10 km away and Mattancherry is well connected with metaled roads with the nearby towns and cities.

Location of Jewish synagogue, Kerala

Jewish Synagogue - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressNear Kottayil Kovilakom, Chendamangalam, Kochi (Cochin), Kerala - 682002
Entry Fee :Entry Fee for Per Person : 5 Rs.
Timings :Visiting Hours - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Days When ClosedFriday, Saturday and Jewish holidays
Photography allowed or notNot Allowed
Nearest railway stationEranakulam Jn Train Station

Last Updated on : May 21, 2015