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Kerala District - Ernakulam

About Ernakulam

Ernakulam is located on the coast of the Arabian sea with Kottayam and Alappuzha districts on the south, Idukki on the east and Thrissur on the north. The commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi, in Ernakulam, is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea.
With one of the finest natural harbours in the world, this was once a major centre of commerce and trde with the British, Arabs, Chinese, Portguese, Dutch etc.


Ernakulam Facts and Figures
Area : 2407 sq.km
Altitude : Sea Level
Tourist Season: September to May

How to Reach Ernakulam
Air : Indian Airlines have direct services to Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Goa, Bangalore and Trivandrum.
Rail : Ernakulam junction and Ernakulam town stations are important stations in South India. Many services start from Eranakuam.
Road : City bus service, connecting various parts of the city and its adjacent areas. Private buses ply within the district. KSRTC bus station operates services to district headquarters in the state and all major cities in South India.
Water : Islands are connected with the mainland via boat services. Mattancherry, Ernakulam High Court Jetty are the two boat terminals in the city.

Ernakulam City
Kochi (Cochin)
Kochi is just about the center of Kerala. It is basically a collection of islands and narrow peninsulas. Ernakulam is the commercial center and forms the mainland. The two main railway stations and the bus stands are located here. Fort Kochi & Mattachery, form an elongated island west of Ernakulam.

In and Around Ernakulam
Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura
10 k from Kochi, Hill Palace, the official residence of the erstwhile Kochi royal family, was built in 1865. The complex consist of 49 builings in the traditional architectural style of Kerala and is surrounded by 52 arces of terraced land with a deer park an facilities for horse riding. A fullfledged ethno-archaeogical museum and Kerala's first ever heritage museum are the main attractions.
The birthplace of Adi Sankaracharya, the great Advaita philosopher of the 8th century, Kaladi is 10km from Aluva. Temples dedicated to Sri Sankara, Sarada Devi, Sri Krishna and Sri Ramakrishna add to the sanctity of the destination. A place called Crocodile Ghat id where Sri Sankara took his vows of reunication.
30 km from Kottayam town. Situtated in the high ranges on the southern bank of the Periyar, Kodanad is one of the largest elephant training centres in the south India. Elephant trainging centres in south India. Elephant specially trained for safari are provided with saddled for riding. There is also a mini zo for wild animals here.
Santhanagopal-Krishanaswamy Temple
The original foundation of this temple was laid in 1947 AD according to the inscriptions found here.

Wildlife in Ernakulam District
Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary  

Stay in Ernakualm Hotels
Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Hotel Taj Malabar Hotel Abad Atrium
Hotel Abad Airport Hotel Best Western Avenue
Hotel Casino Hotel Gokulam Park Inn
Hotel Le Meridien Hotel Presidency
Hotel Renaissance Hotel Trident Hilton
Hotel Abad Plaza Hotel Abad Fort
Hotel Abad Metro Hotel Mermaid Days Inn
Hotel White Fort Hotel Brunton Boatyard
Hotel Malabar House Residency  

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