Location : About 42 km from Ernakulam town, Ernakulam
district, central Kerala.
A church, a temple, a mosque and the remains of a
Jewish synagogue - all lying in close proximity is an ideal example
of the ancient Indian tradition of religious tolerance and peaceful
co-existence. 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.
This land was once the abode of the Paliath Achans,
the prime ministers of the Maharajas of Kochi. Their residence,
the Paliam Palace represents the architectural splendour 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.
Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, about 42
Nearest airport : Cochin International Airport, about 20 km from
Ernakulam town towards the north.