Places to Visit in Chendamangalam
Chendamangalam is a tiny town and a panchayat in Paravur Taluk. It is a rare geographical union of three rivers, seven inlets, hillocks, and vast expanses of green plains located in Ernakulam. Chendamangalam has a population of 28,133, of which males constitute 48% and females are 52%. With an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average 10% of the population is under six years of age. Apart from demographics, there are few of the attractions that you can visit here.
The residence of the Paliath Achans, inherent prime ministers to the former Maharajas of Kochi, it is one of the beautiful architecture of Kerala. The palace is more than 450 years old and houses a collection of historical documents and relics.
Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue
At the unique site, there is a restored Jewish Synagogue. Built in 1614 AD in a peaceful wooded area there is a courtyard behind the synagogue. It is quite easy to find old Jewish graves including a woman dated, 1264 AD.
Chennot Shree Venugopala Swamy Temple
Shree Venugopalaswamy Temple was established in 1900 AD at Chendamangalam. Earlier known as Jayantha Mangalam, the main deity here is Venugopalakrishna Swamy with the idol of Shila Vigrah of Venugopalakrishna Swamy. There is also an Utsav statue of the Lord, the statue of Garuda and Hanuman at his feet. In the month of Vaisakh, the temple celebrates a long six-day annual festival.
Hillocks of Kottayil Kovilakom
It is a unique site in the hillocks of Kottayil Kovilakom that houses the place of a Hindu Mandir, a Syrian Christian Church, a mosque, and this is the same area for the synagogue. Best things all are at the distance of 1 km within the same area.
The interesting ones here are the remains of Vypeenkotta Seminary, built around 16th century by the Portuguese. The site is included in Muziris Heritage Project (Kerala).