A great place to hang around to explore the Jew settlement, culture and shop for numerous artifacts and spices. The Pardesi Synagogue is one such structure, was built in the 16th century by the European Jews and celebrates the Jewish contribution in adding and promoting to the culture of Kochi. A clock tower also sits outside the synagogue. Unfortunately for us we visited 2 times, and both the times the synagogue was closed. You can shop for numerous artifacts, clothes, and toys that line-up to the synagogue.
• Jew Town, Jew Street, and Jew Cemetery: You can have a stroll across the Jew Town and Jew Street when you visit the Pardesi Synagogue. There are numerous shops selling apparels, handicrafts, antiques, jewelries, and many more gifts along the street. You will also find some cafes to sit and relax if you are tired of the heat or walking. You can prefer to walk to the end of Jew Street to visit the Jewish Cemetery that contains tombstones inscribed in Malayalam and Hebrew.Ps: Be ready to bargain hard if you wish to purchase something from this area else you will end up spending a lot more than the actual amount as things are pricey.
7. Jew Town- Jew Town is a tiny antique market in Fort Kochi. You can visit the place for the love of ancient things, old style buildings and the synagogue of Mattancherry Fall.
The town was pretty empty as people were inside with their families, celebrating their holiday. But the shops were open. Most shops have “Hassle free” written beside their names. And yes, the shop owners are very sweet and do not pester you much.