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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

0.26km from St Francis CSI Church

The 500 year old Basilica that hosts the relic of The Holy Cross of Jesus Christ.

Kerala Kathakali Centre

Kerala Kathakali Centre

0.32km from St Francis CSI Church

Traditional arts center presenting masked Kathakali dance shows classical musical nights & martial arts. They have daily Kathakali shows in the evening, the show takes around two hours. The show is usually followed by differnt kinds of art form presentations in alternating days.

Fort Kochi Beach

Fort Kochi Beach

0.45km from St Francis CSI Church

Popular beach surrounded by historical and cultural monuments of Cochin. Used to be hub of colonial powers during 14th and 15th centuaries.

Kochi Biennale Foundation

Kochi Biennale Foundation

0.65km from St Francis CSI Church

Every second year, Cochin welcomes Biennale- promoting art, culture and education activities created and curated by artists from different parts of the world.

Jain Temple Kochi

Jain Temple Kochi

1.58km from St Francis CSI Church

Built in 1960, the temple is inspired by the Jain temples of Gujarat and is beautifully tiled with white marbles & other carved structures. Every afternoon, the temple runs a show with thousands of pigeons that live in the premises.

Mattancherry Palace

Mattancherry Palace

2.21km from St Francis CSI Church

The palace built by the Portuguese, renovated by the Dutch and now housing an archeological museum

Jewish Synagogue

Jewish Synagogue

2.25km from St Francis CSI Church

The 16th century synagogue built under the protection of Cochin King.

Vallarpadam Basilica

Vallarpadam Basilica

2.82km from St Francis CSI Church

Vallarpadam Basilica (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam) is a major Christian pilgrim center of India. Around one million people visit the Basilica every year, it is the most important Marian Shrine in India. The picture of Mary and Infant Jesus at the top of the main altar was brought by Portuguese merchants under the leadership of Vasco Da Gama in 1524. The two towers has viewing decks that is open to visitors as well.

Marine Drive

Marine Drive

4.04km from St Francis CSI Church

Major hangout place in Kochi . Popular site for shopping, urban walk and street food.

Broadway Market

Broadway Market

4.26km from St Francis CSI Church

One of the oldest shopping streets in Kochi. The market sells anything from jewelerries, clothes, vegetables, household items, and most other things you can imagine. The street is a car free pedestrian road, characterized by narrow roads lined with shops. There are more than a thousand shops in broadway, all in a two kilometer radius.

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

4.28km from St Francis CSI Church

Nesting ground for migratory birds and supports many types of mangroves. Located in the center of Kochi city, it houses a shallow tidal lake connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal.

Kumbalanghi Village

Kumbalanghi Village

9.17km from St Francis CSI Church

A quiet island village known for rural tourism activities. You can see Chinese fishing nets, explore its mangrove forests, and take boat trips along the surrounding backwaters.

St. George's Forane Church

St. George's Forane Church

9.37km from St Francis CSI Church

Asia's largest shrine of Saint George. Locally known as Edappally church.

Kadamakkudy Islands

Kadamakkudy Islands

9.73km from St Francis CSI Church

A cluster of small islands spread in backwaters and filled with paddy fields and fishing nets. The area is famous for fish farms and a kayak through the waters treats you with great views. This area is devoid of all the noice and hustle of Cochin city, one truely hidden gem which is very easily reachable for people in Cochin. The place is especiallly beautiful during sunrise and sunsets.

LuLu Mall

LuLu Mall

10.01km from St Francis CSI Church

One of the largest shopping malls in India. With a daily footprint of about 80,000 people, it is one of the most visited places in Kerala.

Museum Of Kerala History

Museum Of Kerala History

11.38km from St Francis CSI Church

One of the best museums to visit in Kerala. It consists of three galleries- the Museum of Kerala History, the Dolls Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art, showing different aspects of Kerala's culture and history.

Hill Palace Museum

Hill Palace Museum

13.57km from St Francis CSI Church

The largest museum in Kerala and the former residence of the Cochin King.

Kadambrayar

Kadambrayar

17.85km from St Francis CSI Church

Situated in Kizhakkambalam Gramapanchayat in Eranakulam district, Kadambrayar offers scenic views of the river, paddy fields and a long paved space for some evening walk. You can also do paddle boating here.

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach

20.68km from St Francis CSI Church

The 15 km stretch of beautiful beach lined with paddy fields, backwater, coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets.

Swarnath Mana

Swarnath Mana

21.73km from St Francis CSI Church

An old traditional home from 200 years ago. It is believed that here is where Adi Shankara, the Indian philosopher, and theologian recited the hymn Kanakadhāra Stotram which resulted in Goddess Lakshmi appearing in front of him and unleashing a stream of gold.

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St Francis CSI Church

St Francis CSI Church

Opp. Post Office, St Francis Church Road, Fort Kochi, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India

The 500 year old Church which was the burial place of Vasco da Gama, the first European to enter India.