Paradesi Synagogue

Currently Closed
  • Address: Synagogue Ln, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91- 4712321132
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Synagogue

The Paradesi Synagogue, in a corner of Jew Town, is more than a hundred years old and houses many rare antiques. The synagogue, that woos many visitors, adds to the quaint charm of Mattancherry. The word Paradesi means foreigner in many Indian languages. It refers to the White Jews - A mixture of Jews from Kodungalloor, Middle East and Europe. Enter the synagogue and the large main hall arrests your attention with display of rare antique objects that add to the grandeur of the place. The light falling through the large open windows make the sight of chandeliers and lamps more delightful. These glass chandeliers dangling from the ceiling belong to the 19th century and were imported from Belgium.

  • Visitors are expected to enter the synagogue barefoot.
  • Time taken to visit is about 1 hour.
  • Dutch Palace is situated within walking distance and can be combined with a visit to this attraction.

  • Entry is free.

  • Nearest Bus Terminus: Mattancherry Bus stop.

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  • Paradesi Synagogue Address: Synagogue Ln, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India
  • Paradesi Synagogue Contact Number: +91- 4712321132
  • Paradesi Synagogue Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Paradesi Synagogue Price: Free
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  • 49.44% of people who visit Kochi include Paradesi Synagogue in their plan

  • 40.91% of people start their Paradesi Synagogue visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Paradesi Synagogue

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

87.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Paradesi Synagogue

People normally club together Kerala Folklore Museum and Jew Town while planning their visit to Paradesi Synagogue.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Beautiful and well maintained old Synagogue. Full of history. Not a lot of detailed context provided, but welcoming nonetheless. Closed Friday/Sat, opens 10am other days. Rs 5 entry fee. No photography allowed.

  • Street is worth a visit. Not much to see inside the synagogue , museum is worth a visit. Food is costly around the street since its a major tourist place around. Atmosphere is peaceful .roads are narrow for a drive. Parking will be an issue on a crowded day. But an important place to visit if you are into history. Police officers in duty are very friendly.

  • Very clean and well maintained synagogue. There is a entry ticket of 5/-. Photography is completely prohibited inside the synagogue. Good place to spend some peaceful time.

  • A very unique entity and must visit place for any one. Its preserved well and maintained & managed by Jews. Open for all visitors/tourists.

  • Beautiful synagogue with interesting lighting fixtures and tile work. Since photography is not allowed inside, one can purchase postcards of the interior works. Ticket price includes a short tour of the museum and the synagogue. Jew street is packed with colorful and vibrant shops selling antiques, clothes, jewelry, spices and souvenirs. One can easily spend a full day here admiring the handicrafts and antiques.

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