1. Chinese Fishing Nets
It is the crowd pulling and crowd-pleasing place of the city. It has its roots linked with history. The story is that Chinese emperor Kublai Khan gifted those nets to fishermen in Kochi. They are still getting used continuously. The amazing thing is that you can have an access to them. The local people teach the way of using those nets and you can purchase them as well. You can experience Chinese Fishing Nets at River Rd, Fort Kochi. Enjoy a day with breath-taking sunset and snacks.
2. Mattancherry Palace
As the name itself suggests, this is a historical place to visit in the city. It has links with Portuguese. As per the people it was gifted by the Portuguese to the Raja of Kochi, Verra Kerala Varma. It was built in 1555 but it went through a renovation in 1663. The specialty of this place is its architectural work. They have been built keeping in mind the design patterns of Kerala temple architecture. Now the palace has been adorned as an art gallery. It exhibits India’s best art murals and paintings. You will find Mattancherry Palace at Mattancherry Kochi, Kerala.
3. Paradesi Synagogue
This historical place is the oldest synagogue. Generally exiled Jews from Europe used to went this place and that’s where it got this name. This Jewish Synagogue is the most visited place even now. It was built in 1568 but got damaged by the Portuguese in 1662. It was Dutch who rebuilt it. It has a gold pulpit and hand-painted, willow pattern floor tiles. The major attraction is Belgian chandelier and the clock tower. Though it underwent under construction many times it retained its beauty and peace anyhow. In order to visit Paradesi Synagogue, you have to go Synagogue Ln Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry Kochi for those who love history.
4. Elephant Training Centre
When it comes to Kerala who can forget Elephants? Elephant Training Centre is the must go place if you are an animal lover. Kodanad is a small rural village in Ernakulam district. It is an apt place for training of adult and baby elephants. To experience the training session, one has to reach the place in early morning i.e. before 8. Once in your life, go and have a lively and happy pleasure. Seriously it is amazing to see elephants rolling around and playing. Elephant safaris are a major attraction. Visit Vallom Panamkuzhi Road Kodanad, Kerala to have an experience.
5. Kathakali Performance
Think Kerala think Kathakali. Don’t forget to watch Kathakali Performance in Kerala. This dance form is known for its Kathakali Performance. The themes of the dance form are always taken from the Hindu epics Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. You can also have training in the Kochi’s Kerala Kathakali Centre. They offer training programs. Various programmes are conducted throughout the year. Go Santa Cruz Basilica, K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kerala to watch and enjoy the Kathakali Performance by talented artists.