Mattancherry in Ernamkulam is a place believed to have drawn its name from the ancherry mattam of namboothiris to be called by the foreign traders as Mattancherry. encircled by the backwaters of Arabian Sea its also a holidaymakers destination.Mattancherry was the primary trade hub of the district.Mattancherry is inhabited by individuals from various parts of the world as it was the main trade link to Ernamkulam. There are also people who have come and settled in Mattancherry from Goa, Tamil Nadu, Gujaratand so on. Main Trade was on spices like pepper and turmeric. Tea is additionally listed.

Mattancherry is additionally home to the Paradesi Synagogue for Jews which is India’s oldest Synagogue. Mattacherry Palace museum, Pazhayannur Royal temple,Palliarakkavvu temple, Ram Mandir, Gowd Saraswat Brahmin samaj temples together with the Venkatraman temple and a JainTemple, and Mosques are other attractions of the place. Mattancherry Palace museum hosts various weapons like swords, spears and numerous alternative artilleries like cannon accustomed to defend the borders from invaders in the historic ages. Museum conjointly hosts numerous paintings and murals also.

How to Reach

There are frequent bus and boat services to Mattancherry. The boats start from main Boat Jetty near Subash Park at Ernakulam town.

Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 42 km.

Nearest railway station is Ernakulam, about 10 km.

Shopping Areas

  • LULU shoping mall
  • Oberon Mall
  • Gold souk grande
  • Nucleus mall
  • central mall
  • penta menaka
  • Acer Mall
  • Kappad
  • Ernakulam Market
  • New color market

Main Hotel's

  • Hotel Millennium Continental
  • Hotel Abad Plaza
  • Abad Atrium
  • Adams Wood House
  • The Capital Fort Cochin