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A True Visionary of Fort Kochi —– JUSTIN VALERIAN —

Since my childhood, I had a deep fascination for Fort Kochi. My only wish is to see Fort Kochi and its inhabitants involved in keeping alive the old culture of this majestic town.. When I stroll down the historical streets of Fort Kochi, I can read the writings of the bygone era. The mysteries of […]

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Kerala, a ‘ true haven for travellers’ — By George Mampilli

Once again ‘ it’s a feather on the cap” for Kerala Tourism. In the recent times, U.K’s largest body of travel agents and tour operators, Association of British Travel Agents ( ABTA) has described Kerala as the true haven for travellers. Kerala has been pegged as a destination to watch’ . The God’s Own Country’ […]

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WILD LIFE ——– By George Mampilli

Are you interested in wild life? Care for camping and trekking? Well, then ,take a camera,pack your kit and head for Chinnar. Because Chinnar is the place you are looking for. Chinnar is a national park with an area of 92.44 square km on the Kerala–Tamil Nadu border. In fact, one half of it lies […]

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GLIMPSES OF FORT KOCHI — (contd) – By George Mampilli

The Dutch were jolted when they were attacked by Hyder Ali and Tippu Syltan which greatly weakened and reduced their position. As to the Jews who have been in Kochi for centuries, the legend is that they arrived in Cranganore in 72 A.D. after the destruction of the second temple of Jerusalem. There was an […]

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GLIMPSES OF FORT KOCHI ( contd) — By George Mampilli

When Portuguese Admiral Cabral landed at Kochi in December, 1500, Kochi was only a small principality dependent on Calicut. It was in 1502 the Potuguese fleet under Vasco da Gama arrived in Kochi and a factory was established . In fact Gama was sent under the order of King Manuel of Portugal to punish Zamorin […]

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GLIMPSES OF FORT KOCHI ——— By GEORGE MAMPILLI

It was the indomitable will, ceaseless and untiring efforts of Sir Robert Bristow which gave birth to the Port of Kochi. It was declared as the major port of India.He could make one of the finest harbours at the mouth of the Vembanad lake, which placed Port of Kochi on the map of the world.. […]

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PROSPEROUS JEWISH COMMUNITY OF KOCHI — ( contd)

A small hill known as ” Jooda Kunnu” a tank known as ” Jooda Kulam” , the Jewish copper plates and the Syrian Christian plates with the signature of four Jewish witnesses in Judeo — Persian, which incidently is the second oldest inscription in Judeo — Persian in the world,are a few of the ancient […]

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PROSPEROUS JEWISH COMMUNITY OF KOCHI — (CONTD)

The attachment of the Jews with places like Parur, Mala and Cranganore is evident from their various activities linked with these places. As to the probable date of the first Jewish settlement in Shingly, opinion is sharply divided among many schools of thought. The early intercourse between the East and the West makes it probable, […]

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PROSPEROUS JEWISH COMMUNITY OF KOCHI — By George.M

Kochi and its Jewish community has got an unique place in the annals of history. It is worth mentioning about Kerala and her Jews. There are different historical versions regarding their first settlement. How and when they arrived in the ancient port of Cranganore or Shingly as the Jews called their old settlement are still […]

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Kerala Group Tour Package from Ahmedabad —- By George. M

Dat One ——– Arrival to Kochi A warm welcome awaits your group at Kochi railway station / airport by one of our representative and he will take you to a descent hotel in Kochi Kochi, nicknamed as ” Queen of the Arabian sea” is one of the prime destinations of Kerala Tourism. On reaching to […]

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