refers to the most urban part of Kochi. The name 'Ernakulam'
is derived from the name of a very famous temple of Lord Shiva called the
Ernakulathappan Temple. Also said that the word Ernakulam was drawn from
Malayalam word 'Ere naal Kulam', which means 'Pond for a long time'.
Ernakulam is a very fast developing city
in Kerala. The town has many important places of tourist interest.
Ernakulam is the commercial capital of Kerala.
There is a high-tech children's Park with Non-Conventional Energy Museum
and Musical Fountain. The Children enjoy a lot with the facilities
available here. Marine drive, Bolgatty Palace, Hill Palace Museum at
Tripunithura and Thrikkakkara temple are some of the important places in
- Ernakulam Marine
Marine Drive is built
facing backwaters and it is a popular hangout for the local population.
It is also a bizzing shopping centre with lots of shopping malls.
- Bolgatty Island/Palace:
Bolgatty Island is a beautiful Island
near Kochi. It is well connected with the mainland through boat services.
- Bolgatty Island Info and photos
- Cherai Beach:
Cherai Beach is one of the most beautiful
beaches in Kerala. The beach is a combination of sea and backwaters rimmed
by lush green coconut palms and paddy fields.
Beach | Cherai Beach Photos
Kodanadu Elephant Training Center
Kodanad elephant training center is a
peaceful spot among forest-like environment.
| Kodanad Photos
Thripunithura Poornathrayeesa Temple:
Thripunithura Poornathrayeesa Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is in
the form of Santhanagopala Murthy.
Temple | Photos
Thripunithura Athachamayam :
Spectacular customary procession which marks the beginning of the Onam
celebrations in Kerala.
| Athachamayam Photos