Jewish Heritage Tour of Cochin

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kochi (Cochin)

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Learn about India’s oldest Jewish communities on this 6-hour tour of Kochi's synagogues. Visit the Jewish cemetery and explore Kerala’s country side. You will also enjoy lunch before visiting the revered Jewish town
Discover India’s Jewish Heritage in Kochi, home to the country’s longest-established Jewish communities. Known as the Malayalam Jews, their history is vague but evidence suggests that the earliest settlers may have arrived in India after the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE.Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Kochi. From there, you will visit the city’s most important Synagogues, including Chendamangalam and Kadvum Bagam, some of the region’s key places of worship. Visit the Jewish Cemetery and Kochi’s handloom weaving center. The tour continues with a captivating 2-hour excursion around the area’s backwaters, before enjoying lunch at a serene Beach resort. Finally, visit the Judo-Christian Ancestry Tower before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
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