The western part of Kochicity,Mattancherryis about 9kms from Ernakulam town.A tourist destination, Mattancherryis surrounded by the backwaters of Arabian Sea. The suburb is populated with people from all over India. The ‘Jew Town’ located in the heart of the suburb has a history of the being the centre of Jew Trading before Independence. Mattancherry is visited by tourists for its large number of antique shops. There are regular bus and boat service that connects Mattancherry and Ernakulam.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Mattancherry. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Four Seasons Hotel (Tariff -Rs. 561) and Bright Heritage (Tariff-Rs. 1536).
Vishu, Onam, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the local language here.
Places to Visit
Places to visit here are the Mattancherry Palace, Mattancherry Palace Museum, MattacherryPazhayannur Royal temple and Palliarakkavvu temple, Ram Mandir, GowdSaraswat Brahmin Samaj temples, the MahajanWadiJain Temple and the Mosques. The Jew Town, Jew Palace and the Jewish synagogue are other famous landmarks within a kilometer of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Cochin (43kms)
The nearest railway station is at Edappally
Anavathil Bus Stop, Star Junction Bus Stop, Jew Town Road andMattancherry Bus Terminusrun regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators likeSupaa Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com has several operators on its site that enables bus booking in India.