Mattancherry in Ernakulam

Mattancherry, the western part of Kochi, was once a bustling centre of trade. Invasions from across the sea were frequent and the invaders left unforgettable marks on the landscape, culture, art and social history of the place. Mattancherry has welcomed every migrant community that came to her shore with warmth and provided them with abundant opportunities to thrive. Thanks to the generosity of the erstwhile kings of Cochin, numerous communities like that of the Jews, Konkani, Gujarati, Jains and Marathi made the place their home. To this day, Mattancherry has people of different tongues and ethnic identities. Churches, Agraharams, Mosques and a Synagogue co-exist in the area, along with the buildings of the colonial era, pointing to a vibrant past and a harmonious present.


Migrant Communities
Attractions in Mattancherry


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