Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Kochi is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Kochi a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Kochi.
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#1 of 19 Art and Culture in Kochi | Added 42644 times in trip plans
Burgar St, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
Rightly called the pioneer initiative in revival of art in Kerala, the Kashi Art gallery is a down to earth gallery with big dreams. Host to a number of interesting exhibitions, the art gallery is a unique venture in the sphere of art and humanities. The adjoining cafe adds to the laid back ,rustic look and serves some delicious treats too. Kashi a...
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Pandit Karuppan Road, Near Thevara Ferry Junction, Kochi, Kerala 682013, India
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
Everything in this museum is a treasure celebrating Kerala and its heritage, including the building itself. Combining the architectural styles of Malabar, Cochin and Travancore, the museum was imagined as a temple to art. It's very entrance is made from parts of an 16th century temple in Tamil Nadu and various carvings from around Kerala. The first...
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Santa Cruz Rd, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001
07:00 am - 06:30 pm
The Roman Catholic Basilica of Santa Cruz is a colossal cathedral with a dominant Gothic presence in the form of a facade flanked by two huge towers.
At the top of the main altar is a striking painting of the ‘Last Supper’, modelled on the renowned work of Leonardo da Vinci. The stained glass windows and intricate wall carvings add to t...
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Anavathil, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002
Jew Town is famous for the antique shops all along its sides. The Jew Town is a narrow street between Mattancherry Palace and the Synagogue. This is a wonderful place to hang out. It’s clean and safe. It’s full of shops where you can browse through some exotic knick knacks and shop for some genuine antiques. Scores of small firms huddle...
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Synagogue Ln, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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. Ente...
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Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001
07:00 am - 06:30 pm
St. Francis Church is India's earliest European church. Built by the Portuguese in the early 1500's, this wooden church with its simple whitewashed facade became the model for later churches. It was dedicated to St. Anthony.
It was originally surrounded by the Portuguese fort which gave the town its name; Fort Cochin. A stone church soon replaced t...
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Hill Palace Rd, Karingachira, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 682301
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, near Tripunithura. Built in 1865, the Palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across in 54 acres (220,000 m2). The complex has an archaeological Museum, a Heritage Museum, a Deer Park, a prehistoric park and a children's park. The...
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Chottanikkara, Nedumkandam, Kerala 685553
04:00 am - 08:45 pm
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple is the most famous temple in Kochi. Two main deities are presiding here which can be seen in Melekkavu and Keezkkavu. Rajarajeswari is presiding in Melkkavu. Keezhkkavu Bhagavathy is badrakali in ugra form. Considered to be a powerful deity so effective that it is rumoured to cure mental illness, the god Bhagava...
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Vallarpadam Church Rd, Vallarpadam, Ernakulam, Kerala 682504, India
06:30 am - 06:30 pm
Built by the Portuguese in 1524, this church is dedicated to the Holy Mary of Vallarpadam, also known as 'Vallarapadath Amma'. The first church was destroyed by floods, so they built this one in 1676. Locals claim the patron saint of the church is responsible for saving the lives of her followers from storms. From September 16 to 24, the church's f...
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Calvathy Rd, Kunnumupuram, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001
06:00 am - 10:00 pm
Greenix Village is a cultural art centre promoting Kerala's varied art forms under a single roof. This cultural art centre also houses an art gallery restaurant, a curio shop, book shop & vignettes of Kerala's cottage & craft industry. This Village attracts its visitors to be its Artist-in-Residence. Individuals from all types of creative p...
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Durbar Hall Rd, Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Kerala 682011, India
04:30 am - 08:00 pm
Lord Shiva is Kochi's protector diety and this temple, one of the most frequented in the city, is dedicated to him. The temple, like the idol inside, faces west, towards the Ernakulam backwaters. There are two famous legends out of Hindu mythopoeia directly related to the temple and Lord Shiva. Ask the locals about them. Two other deities have a pr...
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1/264, Opp. Parade Ground,, Fort Kochi, Kochi, KL 682001, India
11:00 am - 07:00 pm
It's thought this beautiful bungalow was made from the remains of demolished churches sometime between 1670 and 1690, after the Dutch razed Portuguese constructs. These days it serves as a gallery of contemporary art aimed at promoting culture and empowering local artists. The gallery also hosts exhibitions, workshops and other events focuses on ot...
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Jain Temple Rd, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India
05:30 am - 07:30 pm
Unlike most other religious sites in the city, this temple is quite new, built only about a century ago in 1904. Its architecture was inspired by the temples in Gujarat. It is an elegant and simple building of beige exterior and marble interior. Inside, there is an idol of the Bhagawan Shri Dharamnath, the 15th Jain Tirthankar. Birds usually flock ...
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Sree Venkateshwara Mandiram Road, Kottakakom, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 682301, India
03:45 am - 08:30 pm
They say if a childless couple were to come pray at this temple the Lord Vishnu will bless them with a child. The temple is also famous for the various festivals celebrated here around the year, in particular the Vrishchikoltsawam festival in late November and early December. Ask the locals about the legends associated to the temple. Though the str...
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Kappumthala Rd, Kaduthuruthy, Kerala 686604, India
06:00 am - 08:00 pm
Usually if a temple is dedicated to Shiva, the Goddess Parvati gets a shrine too. This particular Shiva Temple is a Thali, a temple where the dedication is to Lord Shiva only, and Parvati is absent. The temple, set on top of a small hill, is one of the most popular in the city. It is the third of the main Shiva temples in the city which by legend w...