Ernakulam efers to the eastern part of the mainland of Kochi city in Kerala, India. Ernakulam is the most urban part of Kochi and has lent its name to Ernakulam District. The name 'Ernakulam' is derived from the name of a very famous temple of Lord Shiva called the Ernakulathappan Temple. It is also said that the word Ernakulam was drawn from Malayalam words 'Ere naal Kulam', which mean 'Pond for a long time'. Ernakulam is the commercial capital of the state of Kerala.
|Area||40 sq km|
|Temperature||Summer-Min.-21.0C,Max.-35.0 C Winter,Min.-15.0C,Max.-25.0C|
|Languages||Malayalam and English|
|Rainfall||3432 mm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||December to May|
How to get there
1. Air :- Cochin/Kochi (Airport Code: COK) has a world-class modern international airport, located 30kms north-east of the city, with regular flights to major cities in India. Cochin is also connected to Singapore, Colombo and all major cities in the middle-east (Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Jeddah, Muscat, and Riyadh) by direct international flights.
Places to Visit
|Dutch Palace||Jewish Synagogue|
|Chottanikkara Temple||Cochin Carnival|
|Thalassery Fort||Santa Cruz Basillica Chruch|
The items are of immense beauty for the simple reason that Keralities are gifted artisans. Among Kochi's best buy are metal-ware, camel-bone carvings, wood carvings, articles made of coconut shell, bamboo, cane, embroidered screwpine mats; grass mats; and several other types of handicrafts. Kochi also has several antique dealers, jewellery stores, readymade garments and ethnic hand-woven textiles worth adding to your shopping basket. The major shopping centres are on M.G. Road which cuts across the heart of the city, and the Marine Drive including Broadway.
|Taj Malabar||Hotel Abad Atrium||Hotel Abad Airport|
|Best Western Avenue||Hotel Casino||Gokulam Park Inn|
|Hotel Le Meridien||Hotel Presidency||Hotel Renaissance|
|Hotel Hilton||Hotel Abad Fort||Hotel Abad Metro|
|Mermaid Days Inn||Hotel White Fort||Brunton Boatyard|
|Malabar House Residency|