St. George’s Forane Church, Edappally

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*St. George’s Forane Church, Edappally inaugurated on 2015

Kochi is an amazing tourist destination for many reasons. Moreover, its history is beautifully blended with historic and prehistoric elements. St. George’s Forane Church, Edappally is one of that kind. It is believed that Thomas the Apostle, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, founded the church in 1 CE. The church has history from the 6th century. In the 10th century, the new church was built near the old one. In 2015 the third church was built to accommodate the growing number of devotees. Irrespective of caste and religion, a lot of people are devoted to this church, currently, the entire church can accommodate 10,000 people.


Chruch founded on 10th CE


Currently, the museum where you can read a brief history of main events from 1st CE

Visitors note.

Normally people come to this place to worship irrespective of their caste and religion, so respect others’ faith.

Places of historical importance in Kochi:-

1. Bolgatty Palace – Built-in 1744 this is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland

2. Paradesi Synagogue – Its the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. It was constructed by Malabari Jews ( Kerala Jews) in 1568

3. Mattancherry Palace – This Dutch palace was built around 1545 by Portuguese. Even Though the Portuguese built it and handed over to Maharaja of Kochi, it was renovated by Dutch in 1663. Since then it is called Dutch Palace

4. Hill Palace – This palace in Tripunithura was the official residence of Maharaja of Kochi. It was built in 1865. It is now the largest archaeological museum in Kerala

5. Indo-Portuguese Museum – It was built in a Bishop house established in 1910. The museum was initiated by Bishop of Kochi Dr. Joseph Kureethra

6. St.Francis church – It is one of the oldest European churches in India. Originally built in 1503, it was in this church that the mortal remains of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama were buried

Nearby historical destinations (within 100 km)


Places of historical importance in Thrissur-

i) Muziris heritage site – It’s based on Muziris port city which was washed away by floods of 1341 CE

ii) Cheraman mosque at Kodungallur – It was built in 629 CE

iii) Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours- It was built in 1814 CE

iv) Sakthan Thampuran Palace – This palace was built in 1795 in Kerala-Dutch style


Places of historical importance in Alleppey –

i) Krishnapuram palace -It built on 18th century CE and it houses the largest single piece of mural painting so far discovered in Kerala

ii) St.Mary’s Forane church – This church was built on 835 CE

iii) Karumadikuttan statue (statue of Buddha)- This statue is supposed to be erected between 9th to 14th century CE

iv) Ambalappuzha temple – It is believed to have been built during the 17th century CE


Best time to visit Kochi is the winter months November to February

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to February) 23°C to 32°C
Summer season (March to May) 25°C to 33°C
City tour cost:-

Normally one day Kochi sightseeing in a sedan car would cost Rs.1600/- or above . 2-3 people can travel in a sedan car comfortably. The entry fees at historical sights, museums, etc will be extra. We suggest verifying the final cost with your travel agent.

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