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Tourist Places Near Ernakulam

Bhoothathan Kettu

Bhoothathankettu is a dam and tourist spot in Kerala, India. It is situated in the village of Pindimana, about 10 km away from the town of Kothamangalam and 50 km away from the main city of Ernakulam. At the time of Malayatoor pilgrim season, travellers use the roads through the forest.

Broadway

Broadway, despite its name is a narrow road lined with shops running parallel to the Marine Drive. This was the city's busiest commercial centre in the yesteryears. Even now Broadway is always busy and the best buys include clothes and spices. Ernakulam Market is located at the northern end of Bro

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach is an excellent place where you can enjoy your Kerala vacation. The Kerala beach is about 45 km away from Ernakulam town. Its ideal location near the beautiful harbor city Kochi makes it a perennial favorite of every traveler. An irresistible combination of mesmerizing natural beauty, g

Chottanikkara Temple

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is one of the most celebrated Hindu shrines of Kerala. The temple is located in Chottanikkara town, 17kms away from Ernakulam. Rajarajeswari (Adiparasakthi) alias Durga Bhagavathy - the mother Goddess, is the presiding deity of the temple. It is said that this deity w

Clock Tower

The clock tower that stands next to the Pardesi Synagogue was built in 1760 by Ezekiel Rahabi, a Jewish businessman. Since the Jewish tradition does not have the custom of ringing bells it is a great mystery as to why the Jewish businessman built it this way. The tower has four faces-one facing the

Dutch Cemetery

The 282-year-old Dutch Cemetery in Fort Kochi is considered to be an authentic record of hundreds of Europeans - both the Dutch and the English - who arrived in India to expand their colonial empire. It is the oldest European cemetery in India. Consecrated in 1724, the cemetery has 104 tombs. It is

Fort Kochi Beach

Kochi is known for the remains and impression of Europe as is designed in the European style. Fort Kochi Beach is one of the relishing places of Kochi. The beach is known for its unique ambience that is very pleasing than any other beaches in the world.

Finest time to enjoy Fort Koc

Hill Palace Museum

Hill Palace Museum is located in Thripunithura/Tripunithura, in Ernakulam district of the state of Kerala. Constructed in 1865, the museum (previously a palace) used to be the official residence of the Kochi Royal family. The palace has now been converted into the present day museum. The museum hold

Jew Street

It's almost a walk down the lanes of antiquity. The Jew Street is lined with shops that sell curios, antique pieces of crockery, carved wooden furniture, bronze and brass sculptures, remnants of traditional houses, and jewellery. The antique sellers of these streets are the descendants of a fast dwi

Kalady

On the right of the river Periyar, or 'Poorna' as it is also known , there is a tiny village cradled in green fields, called Kalady. This is an important pilgrimage center since it was the birth place of Sri Adi Sankaracharya, one of India's foremost philosopher saints who preached the monistic or '

Kallil Temple

Kallil Bhagavathy temple or Kallil Kshetram, one among the famous cave temples in Kerala, is situated in Perumbavoor at a distance of 22kms from Kalady and 53 kms from Ernakulam respectively. Believed to be 1500 years old, this temple located on a 30 acre hillock is cut from a huge rock and can be r

Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy

Kerala Lalithakala Academy or Kerala Academy for Fine Arts is an autonomous body which was established in 1962 November 22 to promote art and artistic heritage, based at Chembukavu in Thrissur. Though the Kerala Government provides funding and support for the academy , the administration of the acad

Kodanad

Elephants are an integral part of Indian mythology and culture. In God's Own Country, elephants are often referred to as the sons of the 'Sahya' (the Western Ghats). Once a part of every day life in Kerala, elephants are the most ornamental and auspicious animals here. No festival or celebration is

Kumbalangi

Kumbalangi is an impressive fishing village that is located near Palluruthy Island in the vicinity of Ernakulam. It provides excellent opportunity for the visitors to get the real feel of being close to the enviable calm and cool lifestyle that prevails in Kumbalangi. The charm and cheer offe

Malayatoor

Situated about 47 km from Kochi, Malayattoor is famous for the Catholic Church, located on top of the Malayattoor hill, at a height of 609 m. Dedicated to St. Thomas the apostle of Jesus Christ, thousands of pilgrims gather here for the annual festival of 'Malayatoor Perunnal', held during the month

Mangalavanam

Known for its small bird sanctuary, Mangalavanam mangroves is situated in the Ernakulam District of Kerala State. Bharath Petroleum Company borders the northern and eastern portion of the area, South by Emakulam Railway goods station, West by Salim Ali Road 16 and Central Marine Fisheries Research I

Marine Drive

Marine Drive is considered to be one of the most beautiful parts of the city. It is also called Shanmugham Road. The marine walk is the main hangout for the local populace as the view of the backwaters and the harbor from here is excellent. At night the lights from the various ships anchored at the

Maritime Museum

India has a strong naval fleet of dedicated and selfless services provided by the men of naval force, which deems them as one of the top ten naval powers of the world. The Maritime Museum, situated at INS Dronacharya in Fort Kochi, is just a kilometer south of the Chinese Nets. It is a demonstration

Museum of Kerala History

Kerala history museum is located in Kochi and is an interesting museum for those who like to know about the culture and tradition of our state. This museum is run by a charitable trust and is also called as the Madhavan Nayar Foundation. This museum was founded in 1987. The building is very beautifu

Pardesi Synagogue

The Jewish Synagogue of Mattencherry is one of the oldest working Synagogues in the Commonwealth Nations. The Synagogue is located at a tranquil countryside in Cochin district of Kerala. The Synagogue is also famous by another interesting name - Paradesi Synagogue. The word ‘Pardesi’ sta

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, popularly known as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, is situated at the foot of Western Ghats. The sanctuary expands over a staggering 25 km on the North side of Periyar River. The forest was raised to its current status of a sanctuary in the year 1983, as this was done in line on

Santa Cruz Basilica

Though Fort Kochi is full of monuments that throb with history and have an unmistakable old-world charm, the Santa Cruz Basilica, one of the eight basilicas in India, makes an indelible impression on visitors.

Architecture
The Basilica has magnificent Indo-European and Gothic a

Shiva Temple

Shiva intends to impress Parvathi with the devotion Arjuna has towards him. Shiva disguises himself as "Kiratha" a tribal hunter before appearing before Arjuna.Just as Shiva appears before Arjuna he sees a wild boar charging towards Arjuna and shoots an arrow at the boar. Arjuna, who is an accomplis

Spice Market

Kerala is synonymous with beaches and backwaters but it is also a land which is famous for its spice production. The credit goes to its beautiful Cochin which is its commercial city. While on a shopping spree in Cochin, do not forget to buy some appealing spices which you can used in preparing culin

St Francis Church

Considered as the first European church built in India, St. Francis Church is situated at Fort Kochi, Ernakulam district, Kerala. Interestingly, Vasco da Gama, the first European to discover the sea route and enter India, was buried here at the St. Francis Church, but later his remains were transpor

Willingdon Island

Willingdon Island is the home of the modern port that serves Kochi in Kerala,India.It is a man-made island created from the materials dredged while deepening Kochi Port,it's in Ernakulam district of Kerala in south India. It's named after Lord Willingdon,the erstwhile governor of Madras who had a ha

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