City Tour - Towards North West
Jewish Synagogue Paravur
Paravur Synagogue, was built in 1615, but it is said to have been built, over the remains of the older synagogue, built in 1165. Now it is converted to a museum that talks about the Jews and their history in Kerala. The original Ark was taken to Israel when the last of the Jews left the place, have been replicated.
Direction: NW Distance: 20 Km
Located in Vypin Island accessible by by road from mainland, Kochi. Cherai Beach offers a unique combination of sea and backwaters rimmed by lush green coconut palms and Chinese fishing nets. It has sea on the western side and backwater on east, which gives this tourist destination, a unique surrounding.
Direction: NW Distance: 25 Km
Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple
One of the oldest Shiva temples in South India where Lord Shiva is said to have lived along with his whole family. The temple is believed to have been built during the Chera period in the 8th century and has the oldest reference in history in old Tamil Sangam literature, well before Malayalam was formed. The temple is open from 4 am - 12 pm and 4-8:30 pm
Direction: NW Distance: 34 Km
The masjid was built around 629 A.D. by Malik Ibn Dinar in Kerala style of architecture naming it after their contemporary Cheraman Perumal. This is said to be the first mosque constructed in India.The mosque has an ancient oil lamp which always burns and which is believed to be more than a thousand years old. People of all religions bring oil for the lamp as offering.This mosque allows entry for Non-Muslims.
Direction: NW Distance: 34.5 Km
Kodungallur Bhagwati Temple
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple have been constructed during the reign of Chera King, Cheran Senkuttuvan. The idol of the goddess Sreekurumba (Bhadrakali) worshipped here. It is famous for its Bharani (Malayalam month of Meenam roughly March/April)and Makaram Thalappoli festival. Pooja Timings: 4 AM to 12 PM & 4 PM to 8 PM.
Direction: NW Distance: 35 Km
Mar Thoma Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
The apostle St Thomas is believed to have landed in Kodungallur in 52 A.D. He established the church, which is believed to be the first Christian church in India. It still houses ancient relics which are displayed to visitors at certain times.
Direction: NW Distance: 36 Km
Ancient port before nature destroyed it and formed Kochi harbour. Old town Pattanam/ Muziris, located 8 km south of Kodungalloor, is said to have been first occupied around 1,000 BC and continued to be active till the 10th century AD. St. Thomas the Apostle landed here. Kodungallur also has the first mosque in India, "Cheraman Masjid". The Kodungallur Bhagwati Temple, Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple and Mar Thoma Syro-Malabar Catholic Church are famous pilgrim centres.
Direction: NW Distance: 37 Km
This temple town is a pilgrim center famed for its Lord Krishna temple. The temple (puja) routines are strictly followed. The tantri is available full-time at the Temple to ensure this. The temple opens at 3.00 am & temple will be closed between 1.30pm and 4.30pm and reopens at 4.30 pm. Guruvayur is connected with Kochi by road and rail.
Direction: NW Distance: 85 Km
BLDG 31/903-B, Convent Road
Ponnurunni, Vyttila P.O, Kochi
Kerala, India - 682 019
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