Top Historical Places in Kochi

Are you looking to explore the history of Kochi through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Kochi including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Kochi. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Kochi ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Kochi, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Kochi for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Kochi with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Jew Town

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Market, Neighborhoods , Old Town

    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 together in old, dilapidated buildings and the...Read more
  2. Mattancherry Palace

    Tags: Museum, Palace, Exhibition

    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 preserved objects used by the members—clothes,...Read more
  3. Hill Palace Of Tripunithura

    Tags: Museum, Palace, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    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 palace is about 14 km from Kochi and approacha...Read more
  4. Museum Of Kerala History

    Tags: History Museum, Historical Site

    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 mural depicting scenes from Shakunthalam by Kalid...Read more
  5. Karingachira Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    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 location of the burial. On the 3rd of December, the c...Read more
  6. Dutch Cemetery

    Tags: Cemetery

    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. Either you might spot the caretaker and be lucky ...Read more
  7. St. Francis Church Cemetery Image
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    Tags: Cemetery