Kodungalloor, 50 kms north of Kochi, was the ancient port town of
Muziris or Crangannore. Goddess Bhagavathi is the presiding deity of the
ancient temple here.
Bharani Festival, which falls in the Malayalam month of Meenam (March/
April) attracts the largest congregation of 'Velichappadu' (Oracles),
including women from different parts of the State.
Prime Attractions of Cochin (Kochi)
A Scenic island near the city of Ernakulam, Bolghatty
is famous for the Bolghatty Palace built by the Dutch in 1744 AD.
Originally built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th
century, the Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace is located at
Mattancherry. It was presented to the Kochi Maharaja in 1555 AD and
later taken over by the Dutch who carried out repairs and extended it
A leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is
the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi. An obscure fishing village
that became the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful
and colourful history. more..
The oldest synagogue in India, it was built in 1586
AD by the prosperous Jewish community whose links with Kerala began in
Kodungalloor in northern Kerala. more..