Jewish Street, Fort Kochi – Antique Lover's Paradise

Jewish street antiwue shopping
Antique shop - Jewish Street, Fort Kochi
We planned a vacation to Kumarakoam in God’s own country this holiday season. The backwaters trip has been on my wish list for quite some time and I was obviously thrilled that the plan came through this Christmas. It’s another story that the itinerary kept changing until the last minute of our travel!

The earlier plan of 3 night stay at Kumarakoam changed to one night stay and my dreams of a boat house vacation went kaput when Cochin popped up out of the blue. The plan to stay at Cochin was again cut short when DH decided to travel back to Coimbatore to save travel time the following day.....so much for detailed planning!

Brass, wood and metal statues
 We decided to visit Fort Kochi and see around the places nearby before leaving Cochin and stumbled upon Jewish Street, a treasure trove for antiques.

Jewish Street for antique shopping
Antique Pillars, Typical Kerala Boat
My excitement grew in leaps and bounds as we drove through this narrow lane leading to Fort Kochi.

Colorful seating, Antiques Fort Kochi
Fell in love with this antique table
I wasn't prepared for the visuals that would unfold on the way.

Table with ceramic knob, Jewish Street, Kochi
Antique door frame, chairs and writing table
  The street is dotted with quaint little shops selling antiques, artifacts, spices, jewelry, and garments.

Shopping for Antiques, Fort Kochi, Jewish Street
Colorful cabinets, wall decor
We kept driving hoping to see a Fort and were quite disappointed when a rickshaw driver said there was no fort around :)
Hand painted bird seating
Well, to cut the long story short, we returned to the Jewish Street to check out the antique stores. One can easily spend hours gazing tirelessly at these charming beauties in these shops.

Carved beauty outside a store
 Of course, I had to be content drooling over the treasure trove as the prices were way beyond my reach but I just can't stop dreaming of returning to Fort Kochi with a loaded purse and shop to my heart's content someday.