Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi cultural melange in Kerala

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Fort Kochi is a melting pot of cultures. Portuguese, Dutch Jewish and English influences have helped mould the city. It is also a major port.

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Clock Tower at Mattancherry Synagogue

Jewish Synagogue

The Jewish Synagogue in Fort Kochi is the oldest existing synagogue of all the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is known by various other names such as …

Saint Francis Church Kochi sixteenth century landmark

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Church of Saint Francis

Saint Francis Church Kochi,  a landmark of Fort Kochi, is one of the oldest European churches in India. It dates back to the sixteenth century. The body of Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese navigator, had been buried in the church in 1524.  Da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and navigator, and the first person to sail directly from Europe to India. His son, Padre da Silva de Gama, took the mortal remains to Lisbon in 1538. The gravestone of Vasco da Gama can be still seen in the church. …