Pierce Leslie Bunglow
Pierce Leslie Bunglow the charming Mansion was once the office of Pierce
Leslie & Co., the famous coffee merchants. Founded in 1862 AD, this
building, a representative of Fort Cochin Colonial Bungalow reflects
Portuguese, Dutch and local influences.
Characteristic features of this bungalow are wood panels that form the
roof of ground floor, arched doorways, carved doors and sprawling rooms.
Water front verandas are an added attraction to the magnifient house.
Office Of Pierce Leslie &
Wood Panels that form the
roof of the Ground Floor and Water Front Verandas
Prime Attractions of Cochin (Kochi)
A Scenic island near the city of Ernakulam, Bolghatty
is famous for the Bolghatty Palace built by the Dutch in 1744 AD.
Originally built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th
century, the Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace is located at
Mattancherry. It was presented to the Kochi Maharaja in 1555 AD and
later taken over by the Dutch who carried out repairs and extended it
A leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is
the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi. An obscure fishing village
that became the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful
and colourful history. more..
The oldest synagogue in India, it was built in 1586
AD by the prosperous Jewish community whose links with Kerala began in
Kodungalloor in northern Kerala. more..