Pierce Leslie Bungalow


Cochin is the one of the best tourist destinations in Kerala. It is popularly called as “Gods own country”. This place is blessed by god with all wealth in it. It holds many best tourist destinations in it. Pierce Leslie Bungalow is one of the best tourist places in Trivandrum to see.

Origin and Architecture of Pierce Leslie Bungalow

Pierce Leslie Bungalow is situated close to the Fort Kochi within 13 kms from Ernakulam. It is constructed in the year 1862. It looks like a royal building in fort Kochi. It is popular workplace for the previous coffee merchants. The architecture of this building exposes the style of Dutch, Portuguese and other local styles. These buildings are designed with arched doors; extensive rooms, designed wooden doors, and the wooden boards are placed in the roof of bungalow. Water fountain located in the front of the building adds extra beauty to this place. Another attraction to this place is cascade veranda. Lot of tourist people visit this place often. It is the best tourist destination to view the architectural beauty of the past time. It displays the unique architecture of the ancient time.

Other Attractions

Pierce Leslie Bungalow holds two well known houses in it namely Old harbour house and Koder house. Old harbour house was constructed during the year 1808 under the control of Carrit Moran & co. Once it was used as the boat club. Now these houses are used by the famous tea brokers. Koder house is constructed by Samuel S. Koder who belongs to the Cochin Electric Company in 1808. It is the best example for indo European style of architecture. It is designed with carved wooden boards, red colour brick, tiles in the floor look like a chess board, seats are placed at the entrance of the building, and wooden bridge is constructed across the street.

How to reach Pierce Leslie Bungalow

Nearest railway station to Pierce Leslie Bungalow is Ernakulam railway station located close to the main boat jetty in Ernakulam within 1 ½ km. The Nearest airport is Cochin international airportlocated within 20 kms from Ernakulam.


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