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Pritha Manchanda Aug 08 2014

What to do on a one day trip to Ernakulam?

Reema Bhalla Aug 08 2014
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From visiting beautiful temples to savouring delicious seafood, there is so much you can cover in your trip to Ernakulam to make it a memorable one.

Places to visit

Jewish Synagogue


Built in 1568, it is one of the oldest and still active synagogues. The Jewish Synagogue or the Paradesi Synagogue is a beautiful place of worship which attracts many visitors to Ernakulam. It is indeed a fabulous place to visit that is adorned with beautiful Belgian chandeliers.


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Ernakulam Shiva Temple

Ernakulam Shiva Temple, located in the heart of the city, is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is considered as the protector of the city. It is one of the very rare idols of Shiva that faces the sea towards the west. It is definitely one of the major temples in Ernakulam.

Kerala Museum

Also known as the Hill Palace Museum, it is Kerala’s first heritage museum and a must visit for archaeological lovers. One can find many interesting paintings, murals and sculptures, but the major draw remains the single-storeyed Kerala-style ettukettu (a type of traditional homestead) which is the oldest building in the palace complex. It is a must-visit place during your trip to Ernakulam.


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Things to do

Apart from the sightseeing options, there are many recreational options available as well, Oberon Mall is great for shopping if you are interested in brands and Ernakulam Market is one of the largest markets in Asia to shop at wholesale prices. You can pick up anything here, from handicrafts and paintings to ethnic wear and accessories.


Places to eat

The Oceanos Restaurant is great for trying out seafood and Jharoka is one of the best options for a multi-cuisine meal. You can also visit Beanz and Brainz for coffee and ice-creams.


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Hotels


There are great accommodation options available in Ernakulam, to know more check out hotels in Ernakulam.

There are many places to explore during your trip to Ernakulam but if you are planning a longer vacation, check out Kerala travel guide.
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