Jew Town

With its rich history, old-world charm and its 16th-century Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town has become the place in the southern Indian state of Kerala for a collection of antique shops

Located in in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Historic Jew Town is the heart of the once-thriving Cochin Jewish community. With its rich history, old-world charm and its 16th-century Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town has become the place in the city for a collection of antique shops. Antiques, carvings, vintage collectables and Keralan crafts spill onto the streets with just enough chaos to keep the average shopper lost among the wares. With so many gems to be found here, it is easy to see why the area has gained a reputation among collectors, both from the local area and from further afield.

The main hub of antique stores in Jew Town is found between the Mattancherry (the Dutch Palace) and the historic synagogue. This is already a busy street, made all the more so by the numerous antique shops and interested shoppers in the area. It can be a bit of a sensory overload here, what with traffic, shop owners, tourists and locals all contributing to the noise, smells of spices wafting onto the street and sometimes crowds to nudge through, but all these elements create such a fantastic atmosphere.

Jew Town is the perfect place for tourists to find a unique souvenir, and collectors are going to have a ball here too. It is a great place to watch local culture, and if you need to pick up some tips to hone your bargaining prowess then just observe some transactions here. Bargaining is definitely necessary here, as prices start pretty high, especially for tourists. With determination, it is definitely possible to get a good price though.

Visitors to Jew Town will be impressed by the range of different items for sale. Its history lies in spices, which are still well represented here. Ornaments, clothing, artwork, carpets and other textiles, jewelry, saris, statues, clocks and almost anything else you can think of are also displayed here.+91 90379 03060

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