We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
Phone Number:

This temple dates back to the 16th century.

Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Show including Dinner
More Info
and up
Discover Kochi Walking Half-Day Tour
More Info
and up
Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 791 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 221
  • 286
    Very good
  • 134
  • 23
  • 8
well maintained and worth a visit

it is a well maintained synagogue with no one to attend service since there are now only five Jewish families left in Cochin.It is maintained from funds sent by those that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
New Delhi, India
Add Photo Write a Review

791 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 672: English reviews
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
240 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it is a well maintained synagogue with no one to attend service since there are now only five Jewish families left in Cochin.It is maintained from funds sent by those that migrated. The place is full of history as cochin probably had the only jewish state in india and you can see that from the pictures there but there is... More 

Thank neeleshkulkarni
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
298 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even before the doors opened, we found the street leading up to the synagogue to be a fascinating array of merchants, each with the same "no hassle" signs and each with their own interpretation of what "no hassle"might mean. Once the synagogue opened at 10 am, and after a most entry fee, we enjoyed sitting in the main temple and... More 

Thank Peeter P
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fabulous building so old and individual so many light fittings and lovely tiled floor every tile slightly different as all made by hand. Stunning to be in a building with so much history. Really beautiful.

Thank Anne P
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There really isn't much to see here. If you're around, take a look in but don't go out of your way to see it.

Thank Emily F
Somerset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
616 reviews
316 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our ticket vendor is one of five Jews remaining in Kochi and she welcomes visiting groups of Jews able to form a quorum of ten men for services. A true oasis of calm ornately decorated with a small lobby citing the 500+ years history of Jews in Kochi.

Thank Peter B
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
122 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Synagogue is an interesting place to visit and it highlights the multitude of cultures that have been key to the development of Kochi over the centuries. The only negative is having to run the gauntlet of souvenir shops on your way to and from the Synagogue.

Thank PhotoTvlr0228
Pune, India
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Synagogue was so quain and has great story of its origin. Do go with a good guide and you will not regret your visit. The Jew Town Road would be so very interesting so do not miss it.

Thank nainachopra
Level Contributor
55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was curious to see this Synanogue. It was definitely worth the visit. You will get to see different shopping options though little on the expensive side. As you enter the synanogue, you will see the entire history of Jews arrival in India painted on the walls. As you walk up to their holy place, it is unique on the... More 

Thank Foodie_me2
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do visit church..awesome church..nice silence inside..you will feel better when you sit inside for sometime

Thank Mittal28
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem of Jew Town with a curious mix, very telling of the port city with a mish mash. The tiles particularly are interesting feature.

Thank Sujarashid

Travellers who viewed Paradesi Synagogue also viewed

Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
Kochi (Cochin), Kerala

Been to Paradesi Synagogue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Paradesi Synagogue and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
New Jersey
5 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Paradesi Synagogue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?