Chennamangalam

Chennamangalam is located 42 km from Ernakulam town and well known for the famous Jewish Synagogue. Indian religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence is depicted in Chennamangalam. The co-existence of Church, temple, mosque and Jewish synagogue all lie in close proximity in Chennamangalam.

At Chennamangalam, apart from these historic evidences, nature also unveils her rare combination. The place has a singular geography of three rivers, seven inlets, hillocks and vast expanses of green plains.

Once Chennamangalam was the abode of the Paliath Achans, the prime ministers of the Maharajas of Kochi. Their residence, the Paliam Palace represents the architectural splendor of Kerala. The Palace houses a collection of historic documents and relics. The hillocks at Kottayi Kovilakom present an unusual view of the church, temple, mosque and the synagogue.

Also interesting is a visit to the remains of the Vypeenkotta Seminary built in the 16th century by the Portuguese.

How to Reach:


Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, about 42 km away.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 20 km from Ernakulam town towards the north.