Saturday, March 2, 2013

Mattancherry - Kerala

On our last day in Kerala we took the ferry over again, but instead of turning towards Fort Cochin, we turned in the opposite direction towards Mattancherry.  This place, sometimes called "Jew Town" had a very different feel about it.  In Mattancherry we went around the Dutch Palace, which was actually built by the Portuguese but restored by the Dutch in the 17th century.  We were not allowed to take photos inside the palace.  There are many murals inside the palace that tell the story of the Ramayana and the Mahabharatha.  These are in the style of Hindu temple art.

While in Mattancherry we also tried to go to the Jewish Synagogue, but unfortunately it was a Jewish holiday and so it was closed.

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