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Ernakulam 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.

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Ernakulam Marine Drive:
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.
Marine Drive | Marine Drive Photos
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.
Cherai Beach | Cherai Beach Photos

Kodanadu Elephant Training Center & Kaprikkad:

Kodanad elephant training center is a peaceful spot among forest-like environment.

Kodanad | Kodanad Photos

Thripunithura Poornathrayeesa Temple:

Thripunithura Poornathrayeesa Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is in the form of Santhanagopala Murthy.

Poornathrayeesa Temple | Photos

Thripunithura Athachamayam :

Spectacular customary procession which marks the beginning of the Onam celebrations in Kerala.

Thripunithura Athachamayam | Athachamayam Photos


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