The trip to Kerala is not limited to visiting the natural wonders like beaches, wildlife, hill station etc. The state holds a rich architectural legacy and is famous for many fabulous building wonders spread across the state. There are many temples, churches, monuments etc. in the state that keeps a unique charm and invite many travelers every year. Many places in Kerala still exhibit the charm of colonial periods in the state. Many colonial buildings are being used for administrative and other purposes these days. It will be a great experience to visit the colonial beauty of Kerala.

On your visit to Munnar you can see a number of colonial bungalows near the tea plantations. Some of them are used as hotels nowadays. There is a Tea Museum at Munnar.

tea museum in munnar

Cochin is a city that still keeps the charm of colonial periods. On your walk through the pathways at Cochin you can see many official buildings as well as residential buildings that reflect the western architectural patterns.

The Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry

The Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry is one of the 7 synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan  in the Kingdom of Cochin. The place is known as Jew Town. The four building complex exhibits many colonial wonders on the walls, rugs, doors etc.

St. Francis Church is the oldest European Church in India which is also located at Cochin. Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch palace is another attraction. It shares a common wall with the Jewish Synagougue. Santa Cruz Basilica was built by Portuguese in 1557 in Cochin. There are many more attractions in Cochin with the colonial charm to surprise you. You have to make a visit to watch them all in real.

Another place in Kerala with Colonial beauty is Thalassery in Kannur district. The place was called as ‘The Paris of Kerala’ by the Europeans. A prominent growth came in Thalassery during the European rule. The place holds historical, commercial and cultural significances mainly during the colonial periods in Kerala.  You can see many buildings built in colonial fashion here. Thalassery Fort was made by the British East India Company in 1708. The fort has got secret tunnels to the sea. You can see huge doors with carvings, massive walls etc. in this fort. The fort is preserved by Archeological Survey of India.

St anglo fort in Kannur

St. Angelo Fort is another fort in Kannur that face to the Arabian Sea which was built in 1505 by Portuguese. It is located about 3 km from the Kannur town. The fort was captured by Dutch in 1663 and they modernized it. The fort is one of the major tourist attractions in Kannur.

Mahe near to Thalassey is another place that is geographically located inside Kerala land.

Mahe lighthouse

It is under the administration of Pondicherry Union Territory and it was a French colony in the colonial periods. St. Teresa’s Church at here was built in 1736 and it displays the marvels of the French architecture.

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