We’ve compiled the best of the best in Kerala - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Dutch Palace

    Mattancherry | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th century as a gift for the Rajas of Cochin, this two-story structure reflects elements of traditional...Read More

  • 2. Chinese Fishing Nets

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    The precarious-looking bamboo and wood structures hovering like cranes over the waterfront are Kochi's famous Chinese fishing nets. Although...Read More

  • 3. Pardesi Synagogue

    Mattancherry | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The first migration of Jews to Kerala is thought to have taken place in the 6th century BC, followed by a much larger wave in the 1st century...Read More

  • 4. Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This Gothic-looking basilica, set in spacious grounds, has an interior that's colorfully painted with scenes and decorations that some find...Read More

  • 5. St. Francis Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This stately church is the first European house of worship in India. The Portuguese flag first appeared in Fort Cochin in 1500, and Vasco da...Read More

  • 6. Pepper Exchange

    Mattancherry | Market/Bazaar

    The New York Stock Exchange it's not, but the Pepper Exchange does allow a glimpse into the world of spice trading. Its the world's only existing...Read More

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