The feast or the 'Perunnal' at the famous Catholic Church at Malayatoor
is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, in the months of March/April.
the 2000 feet high Malayatoor Hill, about 52 kms from Kochi, the church
is dedicated to St. Thomas.
Celebration Trends And Rituals
believed that the Apostle, who came to India in the first century A.D,
visited Malayattoor twice. Pilgrims of all faiths from far and near
proceed uphill, chanting the name of the Apostle.
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..