The famous Cochin fishing nets. (photo credit: CC-BY/nborun via Flickr)

Cochin

Cochin: Jew Town

For two millennia a small Jewish community has had a strong presence in Cochin, a port city in southern India

When one thinks of the name Jew Town, a small city in India certainly doesn't come to mind. However the southern Indian port city of Cochin (known today as Kochi) gained this title after the Hindu Raja granted the Jews their own area during the Middle Ages.