Top Tourist Attractions in Ernakulam
Marine Drive, a bustling waterfront promenade where boats offer backwater tours, is a popular attraction in Ernakulam, a sprawling, residential city. Through art and antiques, the Kerala Folklore and Hill Palace museums explore local tradition. Fabrics, crafts, and spices are sold in shops along Broadway and MG Road, and the contemporary Lulu Mall also features a cinema and an ice rink. Keralan specialities and South Indian seafood are served in simple restaurants.
The booming metropolis of Ernakulam or Kochi, on Kerala’s South West Coast, is famed for its breath-taking beauty facing the Arabian Sea, with backwater centres like Kottayam and Alappuzha districts in the south.
Best Places to Visit in Ernakulam
- EDAPALLY ST. GEORGE FORANE CHURCH
- BOLGATTY PALACE
- MANGALAVANAM BIRD SANCTUARY
- ERNAKULAM SHIVA TEMPLE
- HILL PALACE
- CHERAI BEACH
- FORT KOCHI
Best Time to Visit Ernakulam
Allepey. Make sure you carry an umbrella or raincoat along as rain showers are frequent and heavy.
How to Reach Ernakulam
By Air :
Nedumbassery International Airport is a small international airport located around 20 kilometres from Kochi. Taxis and buses are also available from and to the city centre. There are regular flights from and to a number of other Indian cities, as well as a number of international destinations, including the Gulf countries and Singapore.
Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam- 27 km to the north of Kochi.
By Rail :
Ernakulam is served by regular trains from all of India’s main cities.
Railway Station(s): Ernakulam junction (south) (ERS), Ernakulam town (north) (ERN)
By Ship :
Cochin Port, in the city of Kochi, is a significant port on the Arabian Marine – Laccadive Sea – Indian Ocean sea route and one of India’s largest ports.
Nearest Port : Willingdon Island, Kochi
By Road :
Kochi is easily accessible since the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) connects it to all of Kerala’s main cities as well as several cities in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Deluxe Volvo buses, air-conditioned sleeper buses, and air-conditioned regular buses are also offered from major cities to key destinations. These buses will take you to Thrissur (72 kilometres), Thiruvananthapuram (196 kilometres), and Madurai (231 kilometres) from Kochi.
Bus Station(s): Eranakulam, Vyttila