Inside the Bishop’s House, there is a series of 36 paintings displayed on the large walls. These paintings depict events in history that led to the formation of Catholic Church in Kerala, right from the arrival of the Portuguese to the establishment and growth of the diocese.
Cherai Beach, Kochi Around two dozen kilometres from the industrial district of Ernakulam and to the side of the Vypeen Island lies every swimmer’s paradise, Cherai Beach. It is a favourite haunt of those looking for a relaxing swim with the backdrop of coconut groves being the added incentive.
Chottanikkara temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagawati, one of the most popular deities of Kerala. Besides, this temple is also enshrined with the deity of Lord Vishnu. The principal deity in this temple is Goddess Rajeshwari, which is worshipped in three different forms. Plan your trip by early morning, the crowd will be less.
The Church of Our Lady of Hope, also known as "Nossa Senhora Da Esperança" is a Roman Catholic church in the Diocese of Cochin. It is located at the island of Vypeen - the point where the Vembanad Lake merges with the Arabian Sea, with Fort Cochin on the other side.
The Dakshina Mookambika Temple is a famous Saraswati temple in the town of North Paravur in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. The presiding deity in this temple is Saraswati and sub-deities are Ganapathy, Subrahmanyan, Mahavishnu, Yakshi, Hanuman and Veerabhadran.
Ernakulam Shiva Temple, also known as Ernakulathappan Temple is one of the major temples of Kerala, located in heart of Ernakulam, the downtown area of the city of Kochi. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is considered as the city temple, with the presiding deity as the protector of the city, as per local Hindu faiths and traditions.
Fort Emmanuel (Fort Manuel) also known as Immanuel Fort is a ruined fort located at Fort Kochi beach in Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India. Named after Manuel I de Portugal, known as Manuel O Afortunado, it was the first Portuguese fort in Asia. The first part of the present name of the location - Fort Kochi - comes from this fort.
Jew town is a paradise for those who love antiques as here you will find the ancient things not only of Jews but also Indians, Chinese, Arabs and Europeans. It is situated in a quaint backdrop of Cochin and is a must place if you love shopping traditional items.
Kashi Art Gallery is located on Burgher Street near the Fort Kochi Beach. It is basically an Old Dutch house that was converted into something marvelous by Anoop Skaria and Dorrie Younger. This unique art gallery-cum-café had a grand opening in 1977 with an exhibition by the talented artist CV Ramesh.
The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. The palace was included in the "tentative list" of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin.
Welcome to Pizhala Pokkali Farm Homestay. In the heart of Ernakulam, a small and beautiful island Pizhala, takes you to the true essence of organic farming. Situated in the centre of organically cultivated paddy fields, it is an unforgettable gateway to god's own country.
The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round.
St. Francis Church, in Fort Kochi (Fort Cochin), Kochi, originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India.
St. George's Miraculous Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church, also known as Edappally Mar Geevarghese Sahada Palli or Edappally Palli is a Catholic church situated in Edappally, Kochi, India.It is a prominent pilgrim centre in Asia as well as the largest shrine of St. George in Asia.
Thrikkakara Temple is one of the few temples in India dedicated to Lord Vamana. It is situated in Thrikkakara, Kochi in the state of Kerala, South India. It is located around 10 km north east of the city center between Thrissur-Ernakulam highway , Seaport-Airport Road, Cochin University of Science and Technology and Model Engineering College.
Vypin is now a fast-developing suburb of Kochi City. Today, all the basic infrastructure of modern living is available in Vypin. Njarakkal is the business capital of Vypin. Travellers from North Kerala can use the Vypin-Munambam state highway to reach Ernakulam.
Willingdon Island is the largest artificial island in India, which forms part of the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Much of the present Willingdon Island was claimed from the Lake of Kochi, filling in dredged soil around a previously existing, but tiny, natural island.