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Jewish Heritage Tour

The second Jewish community of India is called ‘Cochin Jews’. Because they lived in the city of Cochin in south India. But actually the first settlement of the Cochin Jews wasn’t in Cochin but a little north from Cochin in the town of Kodungallur (formly Cranganore). Like the Bene Israels, the arrival time of the first Cochin Jews isn’t clear. But one fact is sure about the Cochin Jews, that they weren’t a single emigration. At different times Jews arrived and settled in Cochin.

Highlights - Visit 04 synagogues
• Paravur Synagogue
• Chendamangalam Synagogue
• Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (optional and will be visited if time available )
• Mattancherry Paradesi Synagogue
• JewTtown visit

per adult from

$150

AUD

Duration

5 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Pick-up and drop off at Cochin / Ernakulam / Cruise Terminal
    • English-speaking Guide with cell phone
    • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
    • 01 Bottle of water per person
    • All taxes
    What's excluded :
    • All Entrances
    • Tips & Personal expenses
    • Camera fee
  • We will start at 9:00 a.m. with a drive to Kondungallur. It takes about 1.5 hours from Cochin, through the countryside. This tour allows you to see rural Kerala and the Jewish sites in the old settlement as well as the sites in Cochin itself. The Malabar Jews had seven synagogues, among which two synagogues in Chennamangalam and Paravur have been restored and are accessible to tourists. 

    After the formation of Israel in 1948, the Cochin Jews migrated to the Promised Land. Only a handful of Jews still live in Kerala today – however, their synagogues, cemeteries, houses and streets still bear witness to their 2000-year old association with India.

    Itinerary :
    • Depart from Kochi 09.00 AM
    • Arrive Paravur town at 10.30 AM
    • Visit Chendamangalam Synagogue
    • Portuguese Seminary
    • Paravour Synagogue
    • Lunch at a Local restaurant.Later drive to Cochin visit Paradesi Synagogue
    • Jewish cemetery and walk in the Jew Town
    • 4:00 PM - Drive back to Cochin / Cruise terminalt
  • Departure Point :
    Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels in Fortkochi and Ernakulam cityAirports
    • Kochi Airport, Kochi (Cochin) India
    Ports
    • Cochin
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Paravur synagogue , Chendamangalam Synagogue will be closed on Monday
    • Mattancherry Paradesi Synagogue will be closed on Friday afternoon , Saturday full day and other Jewish holidays
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Day in Cochin Tours

Activity ID: V-52649P5

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