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Mattancherry Synagogue, Cochin & Ernakulam in Malampuzha

Summer: March-May (35°C-40°C)

Winter: November-February (15°C-20°C)

Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  December-May

Opening Time: 10.00 am.
Closing Time: 17.00 pm.
Weekly Holiday: Saturday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  5
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  5
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The Mattancherry Synagogue popularly called as the ParadesiSynagogue is located in Fort Kochi, Kerala. Built in 1568, it is one of the oldest synagogues and is functioning even today.The central piece of interest in the Mattancherry Synagogue is the Scrolls of the Law written in ancient writingencased in silver and gold.
The synagogue has many features that are rare including the Belgium glass chandeliers hanging from the ceiling dating back to the 19th century. The copper plates dating back to the fourth century are written in mirror image writing. The synagogue houses an oriental rug gifted by the last Ethiopian Emperor and even the hand painted floor tiles which boasts of each design being unique from the rest.The floor of the synagogue showcases exquisite hand-painted blue willow patterned floor tiles, imported from China in the 18th century by Ezekiel Rahabi, a renowned Jewish businessman. The speciality of these tiles is that no two tiles are the same.


Road: It is located in Mattancherry, which is at a distance of 10 km. from Ernakulam. There are regular bus and boat services to Mattancherry.

Railway: The nearest railhead is Ernakulam Junction which is at a distance of 3 km. from Mattancherry Palace.

Airway: The nearest airport is Cochin Airport, which is 2 km. from Mattancherry Palace.