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Visit Cochin’s historic synagogues, remnants of its once-flourishing Jewish community. Walk along Jew Street to the exquisite 450-year-old Paradesi Synagogue. The stunning interiors boast Belgian chandeliers and Chinese tiles. Of seven local synagogues, it is the only one still in operation. Visit cemetery in Mattancherry; explore the area’s antique shops and spice markets, the dramatic Chinese fishing nets. Enjoy the amazing Ernakulam Synagogue that has just been renovated, and the Parur Synagogue, an architectural gem dating from 1616 that is now a museum.
Travel to the Kerala Backwaters and enjoy a House boat ride around the Canals of Kerala. The Backwaters are some of the most peaceful places we know on the planet, lunch on the house boat. Return to Cochin.
A jewel nestled in Cochin’s exquisite beauty, Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin enchants you with its lovely old-world charm combined with world class luxury services. Perched at the tip of the Willingdon Island, overlooking the harbour, you get the feeling of being cut off from the rest of the world, peacefully floating out towards the horizon. Open views of the harbour with the Chinese Fishing nets in the distance, make you feel welcomed; a beautiful start to a journey that only gets better at our hotel in Cochin.
Perched on 26 acres of plush green land on the serene Bolgatty Island, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty is a waterfront urban resort overlooking the backwaters of Vembanad Lake. Offering Lake and city views, there are 264 luxurious guestrooms including 38 suites and 4 villas with plunge pools and private access.