Ernakulam Tour


Ernakulam district prides itself of unparalleled natural beauty steeped in rich cultural and historic values. Also known as Kochi, the district is fringed by vast Arabian Sea coastline on one hand and commercially flourishing cities such as Kottayam, Alappuzzha and Thrissur on the other. Aquamarine waters stretching to eternity and coconut palms forming the skyline, Ernakulam has been generously blessed by nature with idyllic locations. The natural harbour in Kochi has witnessed trading ships anchoring in since Roman period. Reshaped in 1958, the harbour has the unique distinction of being the largest natural port serving as trading centre on the Western coast. Ernakulam or ‘The Queen of Arabian Sea’ has been named after Ernakulathappan Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The district had been formed by merging the princely states of Cochin and Travancore with British Malabar. The district is heavily influenced by Western cultures and carries vestiges of its interactions with British, Chinese, Dutch, Portugese and Arabians in the shapes of churches and regal palaces. It became the first district in India to boast of 100% literacy.

Places in Ernakulam
Periyar River

The longest river in Kerala flowing through Ernakulam is fringed by coconut and palm plantations. A number of small islands made artificially blossoms with verdant landscapes and exotic flora and fauna.

Dutch Mattancherry Palace

This palace was constructed by Portugese in 1555 AD and was gifted to the Cochin’s king. The quadrangular double storied structure has been fashioned with oriental designs and later became the abode of imperial family. The architecture blends seamlessly with cultural inputs and creates a vibrant atmosphere within.

More Places in Ernakulam
  • Bolghatty Palace

  • Fort Kochi beach

  • Thripunithura Hill Palace Museum

  • Pareekshith Thampuran Museum

  • Cherai Beach

  • Bhoothathankettu

  • Willingdon Island

  • Bastion Bungalow

  • Chendamangalam

  • Jewish Synagogue

  • St. Francis Church

  • Pallipuram Fort

  • Cherai Beach

  • Children’s Park

  • Chottanikkara Temple

  • Iringole Forest Temple

  • Kalady

  • Kallil Jain Mandir

  • Kanjiramattom Mosque

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