Kochi is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Kochi one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Kochi is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Kochi or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Kochi. Explore the historical monuments of Kochi with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Kochi guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Kochi page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Kochi landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Kochi.
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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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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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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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Dutch Cemetery Rd, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India
07:00 am - 06:30 pm
Behind an unassuming looking gate near Fort Kochi beach is this unexpected attraction. Buried in the cemetery are 104 Dutch merchants and soldiers from centuries ago. It is a dilapidated looking place, and the cenotaphs and tombs made from granite and red laterite have not aged well. The gates are usually locked, but there are two ways to enter. Ei...
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Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
A tour of the museum would feel like a walk through a story-book. Artifacts and exhibits, rearranged chronologically, tell the history of Cochin in an engaging way. Into its third phase of renovation, the Dutch Palace museum in Mattancherry has murals that have been pictographically explained. Once the abode of the Cochin Royal Family, it has prese...
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Princess St, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India
The houses and buildings on either side of this street, one of the oldest in Kochi, display a curious mix of British, Dutch, Portuguese and French styles of architecture. They are all pastel colors, with potted flowers weighing down balconies and windowsills. Restaurants, cafes, little boutiques and other vendors make the street one of the best pla...
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NH 47, Koonamthai, Edappally, Ernakulam, Kerala 682024
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The light and sound shows of this museum are famous, and they tell of Kerala's origins. Scenes from history, from the state's earliest inhabitants to contemporary times, are depicted in 38 life-size tableaux. The art gallery section has displays paintings and sculptures from over 200 contemporary Indian artists. Check out the lovely 25 foot long mu...
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Seaport - Airport Rd, Irumpanam, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 682030, India
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Also known as the St. George Syrian Orthodox Cathedral, this ancient church was built almost 13 centuries ago in 722AD. It is possibly one of the first churches in India! It was established after the prominent Syrian Christian family Maliackel family had to find a place to bury a member of their family and needed to build a church around the locati...