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Part of the twin cities of Ernakulam-Kochi, Ernakulam is known as the 'commercial capital' of Kerala. Ernakulam has gradually developed into an urban city and is rated as the third most populous district in the state.

Origin of the name of the city of Ernakulam has various variations, with some believing that 'Ernakulam' owes its name to a famous temple of Lord Shiva called the Ernakulathappan Temple. It is also believed that the word Ernakulam was taken from Malayalam words 'Ere naal Kulam', which means 'Pond for a long time'. The city today has developed into a modern, growing hub in comparison to its western twin, Kochi. The township is a popular host to tourists and is thronged by the highest number of international and domestic tourists visiting Kerala.

Kochi is a beautiful land that is home to people from various religions living here since centuries. The city shelters historic religious places that are highly revered by not just by the people from respective religious community but everyone. Some of the famous attractions here are Poornathrayeesa Temple, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue and St. Mary Church.  Culturally vibrant Kochi hosts numerous festivals including Onam, Boat Race and the famous Cochin Carnival, so plan your visit accordingly if you want to be a part of these grand festivals. When it comes to dining, Kochi is nothing short of a foodie’s paradise with umpteen choices in food. The options with regard to food is so wide that you will run out of time to try everything out. If you are a seafood lover, the place will leave you fully satisfied. Satiate your hunger pangs at the restaurants or the local eateries and you will be surely earning for more.


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Jun 27 2014
Most of the mall remains open from 10 AM to 10 PM, you could visit the mall at any time as per your convenience in this duration. The mall is likely to be more crowded on weekends than on weekdays.
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May 22 2014
The distance between Ernakulam and Vayand, two of the most famous cities in Kerala, is approx 250 km and the driving time is about 5 hours. The shortcut way is the road route as there are hardly any direct trains or flights between these two cities. ... read more
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Ernakulam is the best district of Kerala
Jun 22 2014
we took a lovely walk along Marine Drive, Ernakulam at sunset, along with half of the population i think! There were plenty of families and courting couples out enjoying themselves, eating ice creams, listening to music and promenading up and down.
excellant place for shopping.. living.. with family
Jun 25 2014
excellant pace for living with family, its provide large number of place for shopping lulu mall oberon mal etc is our highligt marine drive is its beauty. subashchandra bose park is a great entertainment for kids and family. nice place to hang out ...... read more
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Ernakulam Tourism

- Get information on Ernakulam tourist places and sightseeing tours. This page presents a visual Ernakulam travel guide. Our friendly trip advisor from ixigo helps you plan your next tour and gives you great ideas on what to do, where to eat, where to stay and when to go there. We curate the best information from the web to give you precise, meaningful and useful travel guide for leading places to visit in india and from across the world. ixigo has curated the best travel information on Ernakulam tourism spanning genres as diverse as tourist places, tourist spots, major sightseeing attractions, the best time to visit, the top places to visit in Ernakulam, the must-see things to see and do, maps, restaurants, hotels, nearby tourist destinations, local public information and more. To start with check out information on how to reach Ernakulam :
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