Chendamangalam is a town located at a distance of around 24 km from the destination. Situated in the Paravur taluk of the Ernakulam District, this town has seven inlets, three rivers, hillocks and large areas of green plain. The prime attraction of the town is the Paliam Palace, which is believed to be the residence of Paliath Achans, the hereditary Prime Ministers of the Maharajas of Kochi. Possessing beautiful architectural styles and a wide collection of historic documents, the palace is believed to be constructed 450 years ago. The site is thronged by travellers as well as pilgrims, as the hillocks at Kottayil Kovilakom houses a Hindu temple, a church and a mosque. Historians have also found remains of Jewish synagogue at the hillocks during archaeological excavations. An arc on the western wall, a central bimah of a metal, a balcony and a women gallery represent the traditional Jewish architecture used while constructing this synagogue. The garden in the vicinity of the synagogue houses remains of the Vypeenakotta Seminary, which was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese rulers. The site also has old Syrian Catholic Church which was constructed in 1201 and served as a site of the first printing press in India. Sree Venugopala Krishna Swami Dewasthanam, also known as Jayantha Mangalam, was constructed in 1900. The idol of the lord represents the Shila Vigrah image of Venugopalakrishna Swamy, the main deity of the shrine. The temple is famous for the celebration of an annual festival that lasts for six days, which is held during the month of Vaisakh.