All Neemrana properties are non–hotel Hotels, because they were originally built for other purposes. All efforts have been made to maintain the old charm of The Tower House while ensuring more than the basic comforts that have come to be associated with the changes in lifestyle since the 17th century. The Tower House offers a unique experience of seeing and ‘living’ history along with a range of local excursions that help our guests unwind and rediscover themselves. Nothing about the Neemrana experience is ordinary. Walk out to the ancient Chinese fishing nets to experience how lanterns are used to attract and catch the fish at night. The Tower House also hosts anniversaries, birthdays and other memorable occasions.
The Mattancherry Palace temple and the Mattancherry Synagogue have a common wall connecting them.
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is one of the eight basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round. It is a place of devotion as well as a center of historic significance, endowed with architectural and artistic grandeur and colours of the gothic style.
The basilica serves as the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Cochin. It was built originally by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558, was spared by the Dutch conquerors who destroyed many Catholic buildings. Later, the British demolished the structure, and Gomes Ferreira commissioned a new building in 1887. Consecrated in 1905, Santa Cruz was proclaimed a Basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1984.