Situated on the northern fringe of the Vypeen Island, Pallippuram Fort
was built in 1507 AD, by the Portugese. It is considered to be the first
fort built in India by the Europeans.
witnessed several battles between the Portugese and the Dutch. The
hexagonal-shaped fort has three storeys and is now a protected monument.
One of the oldest existing European monuments in India, Pallippuram Fort
was captured by the Dutch in 1661 AD and finally sold to the State of
Travancore in 1789 AD. The Catholic Church at Pallippuram is an
important pilgrim centre for the Christians.
One of Oldest remaining
European Monuments in India.
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..