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Jew Town, Kochi Overview

Jew Town is one of the oldest parts of the region. It was here that the Jews first settled in India in around 700 BC and were here till they moved to Israel;. This part is famous for its architecturally solid synagogue that continues to stand till today. It is a series of narrow alleys between Mattancherry Palace and Paradesi Synagogue. There is an antique market with shops selling curios.

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Shopping in Jew Town

You won’t go empty-handed once you’ve entered Jew Town. Jew Town is popular among shopaholics, foodies and antique lovers. The antique shops here are so eye-catching that you won’t be able to stop yourself from entering at least one of the stores! The collection of souvenirs vary from one store to another and range from colourful jewellery, carved spice boxes, vintage furniture, vibrant coloured masks and lamps among many other unusual, yet stunning things. Crocheted and embroidered clothes left by the Jew families can be found on sale. Handmade aromatic soaps and perfumes are some of the other things you should look out for! Apart from this, you can see many shops bustling with assorted spices that are up for sale. Be it for cooking or for home remedies for ailments, Jew Town has it all for you!

Tips

1. The streets are narrow and might get crowded on a few occasions, so make sure to be aware and keep your friends and family close
2. Your bargaining skills might come actually come to the rescue if you’re planning on buying some antiques

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