Sellers of Jew Street
Location: About 10 km from Ernakulam town
It's almost a walk down the lanes of antiquity.
The Jew Street is lined with shops that sell curios, antique pieces
of crockery, carved wooden furniture, bronze and brass sculptures,
remnants of traditional houses, and jewellery. The antique sellers
of these streets are the descendants of a fast dwindling population
of Jews who settled down here in AD 52. Every piece that they sell
has its own tale to narrate - of a palace or a home of the nobility,
of travels across many lands and ages.
The Jewish Synagogue here, a mark of exceptional
architecture and history, is a fascination for hundreds of visitors
everyday. There are a few other Jewish settlements too in the State.
But Kochi has made a name with its synagogue and the popular antique
Getting there :
Nearest railway station : Ernakulam about 10 km.
Nearest airport : Cochin International Airport, about 30 km