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The Malabar House Residency

An 18th-century Dutch colonial residence which has been converted into a small luxury hotel, the Malabar House has retained its calm spaciousness. Based in the historical centre of Fort Cochin, it faces the St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Painted in heartening yellows and whites and furnished with antiques and artwork, the resort is a haven of tranquility amidst a bustling harbour city. Outside, you can almost smell the centuries of imperial trade: Portuguese forts, Dutch and British churches, Chinese fishing nets and Jewish shops selling local spices and fabrics.

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  • Biking excursions and walking trails of Cochin.
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  • Transfer

    48 kms (1.5 hours drive) from the Cochin airport. Fort Cochin.

  • Accomodation

    The resort houses 17 rooms which include the deluxe, roof garden suite and the Malabar suite.

  • Restaurant

    Malabar Junction, a multi cuisine restaurant offering international and Indian cuisine along with seafood specialty. 'Divine', the wine lounge.

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1Santa Cruz Basilica
Elegant reconstructed 1880s Catholic church originally built by the Portuguese in the 1500s.
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2Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace)

Built by the Portuguese in 1557 as a gift to the ruler of Kochi, the palace was renovated by the Dutch in 1663 and oddly is named after the Dutch.

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3St. Francis Church

Built in 1503 by the Portuguese, this is India’s oldest European church. Vasco Da Gama was buried here in 1524 before his remains were moved to Portugal. The tombstone still remains.

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4Chinese Fishing Nets

These huge 15th century cantilevered fishing nets are the legacy of Chinese traders. These nets are set up on teak wood and bamboo poles and you can watch the nets being lowered by the fishermen from the Vasco Da Gama square along the beach.

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5Jewish Synagogue
Constructed in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. It is known for mid 18th century hand painted, willow patterned floor tiles from China, a clock tower, Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs and great scrolls of the old testament.
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