Thakur house, the graceful building holds within itself a reflection of
the colonial era.
The Bungalow was built on the site of the Gelderland Bastion, one of the
seven bastions of the old Dutch fort. Earlier known as Kunal or Hill
Bungalow, it was home to the managers of the National Bank of India
during the British reign.
Today, the Bungalow belongs to Ram Bahadur Thakur and Company, the
renowned tea-trading firm.
Managers of National Bank of
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..