Tourist Place in Ernakulam

  • Hill Palace


    The Hill Palace, Kerala's first heritage museum noted for royal collections of the erstwhile Maharaja of Kochi, is today the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. Built in 1865, the palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style of Kerala, sprawled over 52 acres of beautifully landscaped terraced land which houses a deer park and facilities for horse riding. Numerous species of flora including rare medicinal plants grow here. On display in the full-fledged...

  • Cherai Beach


    Flaunted as one of the excellent beaches in the state, Cherai beach is just at the distance of 30 km from the city of Cochin. Located on the north-end of the Vypin Island in Kochi, a picturesque Cherai beach is a perfect blend of the sea and the backwaters. Dotted with seashells of several shapes and hues, this beach looks more beautiful with green groves and paddy field. Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront and thick coconut groves add charm to this place. This enchanting beach is one...

  • Fort Kochi


    To explore the historic town of Fort Kochi, there is no better choice than setting out on foot. Relax, breathe deeply and come out in cotton, soft shoes and yes - a straw hat. At every nook of this island steeped in history, there is something magical awaiting you. It is a world of its own, retaining the specimens of a bygone era and still being proud of those days. If you can smell the past, nothing can stop you from walking through these streets.

    Walking straight through the K....

  • Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple

    Details & History

    The Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple in the land known as Parasurama Kshetra – Kerala. Thousands throng the temple each year; it is one of the most visited Hindu shrines in South India and is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagavathy who is worshipped as Saraswati in the morning, Lakshmi during the day, and Durga in the evening. The Goddess here is also depicted with the conch and discus – traditional instruments that Lord Vishnu is believed to wield. The Goddess here is the embodiment of all...

  • Kodanad Elephant Training Centre

    Details & Background

    About Kodanad
    Kodanad elephant training centre is located on the banks of Periyar River in Kodanad – a small village. Kodanad is located in Malayattoor Forest Range. Elephant capturing have been started in Malayatoor Forest Range since 1895. Captured elephants are bringing to the training centre, impart training and kept in the centre till they are properly trained and later used for forestry work.

    At present there are six rooms kraal modified and...

  • Santa Cruz Basilica


    History cuddles you in very many ways in Fort Kochi. This versatile portion of Kochi takes us to a ride along the pages of past that is marked by historical edifices and structures. This time we are taking you to one such inimitable landmark where devotion embraces history, artistry, and architectural grandeur.
    The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica in Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in India. This heritage edifice of Kerala is also one of the finest and imposing churches in India....

  • Indo-Portuguese Museum


    The Indo-Portuguese Museum situated in Fort Kochi throws light on the strong Portuguese influence in both the art and the architecture of the region.

    The museum today is an important center for understanding the Indo-Portuguese Christian Art heritage, which is still surviving. The museum is the outcome of the untiring efforts of the late Dr. Joseph Kureethra, Bishop of Kochi. Driven by sheer commitment to protect the rich heritage of his Diocese, the bishop established the...

  • Paradesi Synagogue


    The Paradesi Synagogue, in a corner of Jew Town, is more than a hundred years old and houses many rare antiques. The synagogue, that woos many visitors, adds to the quaint charm of Mattancherry.


    The Jewish synagogue was built in 1568, almost 1500 years after the beginning of the Jewish connection with Kerala. It was built on the land, adjacent to the Mattancherry Palace, given by the erstwhile king of Cochin.

    The synagogue,...

  • Marine Drive


    One of the most picturesque locations in Kerala, the Marine Drive is a promenade in the Indian city of Kochi, which has been built in a beautiful way to face Kerala’s backwaters. A popular hangout for local populations, Marine Drive is known for being one of the most enthralling, beautiful places in the state.

    The Rainbow Bridge here is quite popular and provides travellers a chance to enjoy structural beauty of this place. The drive is located at an economically thriving...

  • Folklore Theatre and Museum


    Step into this three-storied edifice and take a stroll down history where every waft that you encounter is scented with times gone by, its culture and heritage. This is Kerala Folklore Theatre and Museum at Thevara, Ernakulam - a unique venture to preserve the splendid folklore wealth of the State.
    Opened in the year 2009 as a non-profit organization, the museum is truly a treasure trove that showcases the rich heritage that Kerala exudes through its numerous art and dance forms....

  • Wonderla


    The loudest, craziest, and the most amazing part of town. This simply is not just an amusement park, but a world of breath-taking charm. It’s a place to celebrate the smaller moments and share big wonders. Get on one of the 50+ exhilarating rides, or simply laze by the pool under the bright sun. But whatever you do, here, everybody gets a little closer. And that is why we are the Amazement Park.

    The Rides of Change

    There’s no better place to...

  • Subhash Park


    Subhash Bose park and Children park are two major relaxation points in the heart of Kochi. Associated with Subhash Park, there is a solar project funded by the Government of Kerala. There is a straight entry from Subhash Park to the musical walkway and marine drive. Boating in the children park is awesome. The internal roads in the Children Park are designed in such a way that it creates awareness in children about traffic rules. There is traffic signaling and roads are marked with different...

  • Kashi Art Gallery


    Kashi Art Gallery is located on Burgher Street near the Fort Kochi Beach. It is basically an Old Dutch house that was converted into something marvelous by Anoop Skaria and Dorrie Younger. This unique art gallery-cum-café had a grand opening in 1977 with an exhibition by the talented artist CV Ramesh. Over the years, this place emerged as the favorite hangout of younger crowds and contemporary art lovers alike. The gallery has been host to some of the grandest contemporary art exhibitions by...

  • Alwaye Palace


    Alwaye Palace is located in Aluva, which is one of the major towns of greater Kochi city of Ernakulam district, Kerala. Alwaye is an important industrial town of Ernakulam as well as an important tourist spot in Kerala. Alwaye Palace (also known as Aluva Palace) is a glorious monument, which is a reminiscent of the splendor and heritage of the ancient past of Kerela. The palace is located on the banks of the charming Periyar River. The palace has seen a long past, which was full of events that...

  • Maritime Museum


    Step into the Maritime Museum, located within the premises of the INS Dronacharya, the Navy’s gunnery and missile school in Fort Kochi, and you will find that the structure itself is a museum piece. Set up in two fortified ammunition bunkers built before World War II, the museum evokes wonder and admiration.

    What’s in it?

    The museum was established in 2001 with the aim of creating awareness of our maritime history. One bunker portrays the...

  • Antique Museum Kochi


    About the SLR Exhibition
    The SLR Exhibition was conceptualized with the view of spreading awareness and sharing the history, heritage and cultures of the artifacts in our collection, with the world.

    The concept of the SLR Exhibition was that of a 'mobile' Antique Exhibition.
    Traditionally, the exhibition was setup in College auditoriums in collaboration with the History department of that particular college and with the esteemed support of the...

  • Vallarpadam Church


    Located in the middle of Vallarpadam in Kerala, the Vallarpadam Church or the Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom is an ancient church and a very famous centre of pilgrimage in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. It's one of the oldest European Churches in India which was built by the Portuguese Missionaries in the year 1524. The church is dedicated to the Holy Mary of Vallarpadam which is commonly referred as 'Vallarapadath Amma'. Though, it ruined due to heavy flood in the year 1676 but it was...

  • Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple


    Rests at a distance of around 10 km to the southeast of Ernakulam district, Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple is one of the eminent temples in Kerala. The presiding deity of this temple is Maha Vishnu, which is worshipped in the form of Santhanagopala Murthy. Here, Santhanagopalamoorthy means "savior of Infants" and the Lord Vishnu is found here in a sitting posture under the shade of five caps of Anantha. It's a unique posture which is completely different from other Vishnu temples where the Lord is...

  • Vypin Island


    Located at the distance of 5 km from the city of Ernakulam in Kerala, Vypin Island is sprawled over an area of 25 Km. It is one of the most densely populated islands in the world that connects Kochi by a series of bridges called Goshree bridges touching other two islands Mulavukadu and Vallarpadam and then end at Marine Drive, Kochi. The island also named as Vypeen is a fast-developing suburb of the city. It was formed in the year 1341 after a heavy flood.

    The beautiful Bungalow...

  • St.George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church


    Kadamattam St.George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church is one of the famous churches in India under the Holly See of Antioch and the East. The church is established by Mor Abo ,A Persian priest with the help of “Aikunnathu Karthakkanmar” in AD 865 (Year 40 of MalayalamEra) It is believed that Mor Abo stayed in a hut with a poor widow and her only son named Paulose in AD 865.
    Paulose helped Mor Abo for several years and later ordained as a priest .Later he is known as Kadamattathu...



    BHOOTHATHANKETTU is a dam and also a tourist spot in Kerala, India. It is situated outside the village of PINDIMANA, about 10 kms away from the town of KOTHAMANGALAM and 50 kms away from the main city of Kochi. The original natural dam has been supplemented by a modern dam impounding the BHOOTHATHANKETTU Reservoir (THATTEKAD Reservoir). During the MALAYATOOR pilgrimage season, pilgrims use the roads through the forest to reach the church.


  • Thanneerchal Paek


    What is Thaneerchal project
    The Thanneerchal park is developed by Thripunithura municipality in 10 acres of waterbody and 2 acres of adjoining land, with the support of Bharat Petroleum Corporation. Unlike other government projects, this park is well planned, designed and developed. The entire property looks very nice and have ample space for parking, recreation, play and entertainments. Built at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore, this project was opened for public on 12 May...

  • Dakshina Mookambika Temple


    Saraswathy temple, also known as the Mookambika Temple is situated in North Paruvur a small town in Kerala. It is one of the rare temples dedicated to Goddess Saraswathy (the Goddess for arts and learning) in Kerala.

    According to legends, Pravur Thampuran (ruler) in Paravur was a great devotee of Goddess Mookambika. He used to visit the Kollur temple in Mangalore every year to pay homage to the goddess. But when he became too old, his health worsened and he could no longer...

  • Vamana Moorthy Temple


    Thrikkakara Temple is one of the few temples in India dedicated to Lord Vamana the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is situated in Thrikkakara, 2 kilometers east of Idapally near Cochi. The name Thrikkakkara means the holy place where Lord placed His foot. Thiru-kal-kari later became Thrikkakara

    The legend is closely linked with the story of Mahabali and Lord Vishnu's Vamana or Trivikrama incarnation. Mahabali was an efficient and popular Asura king. His kingdom stretched the...

  • Willingdon Island


    Known after Lord Willingdon who was a British Viceroy of India, the Willingdon Island is one of the largest artificial man-made islands in India which is located in the city of Kochi, Kerala. It links Kochi with other seaports of the world and houses some of the best hotels, and commercial & industrial buildings of the district. This beautiful island is surrounded by beautiful backwaters of Kerala. It is considered as the habitat for the port of Kochi and the Kochi Naval Base of the Indian Navy...

  • Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary


    Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, an ecologically sensitive area situated at the centre of Kochi behind the Kerala High Court building fittingly dubbed as the 'green lung of Kochi'. Primarily a bird refuge, the innate appeal of Mangalavanam is augmented by the Arabian Sea which borders the sanctuary and adds to it a panoramic ambience.

    Mangalavanam, a nesting ground for a large variety of migratory birds, is a paradise for birdwatchers and twitches. This green paradise is also a...

  • Dutch Cemetery


    The Dutch connection of Fort Kochi does not end with the above mentioned two churches. Down the road from St Francis Church, that runs parallel to the beach, stands the Dutch Cemetery. The cemetery, which was consecrated in 1724, is believed to be the oldest in the country.

    The cemetery, built in the style of the Dutch architecture of the time, is surrounded by walls and the year 1724 is engraved on the entrance pillar. The epitaphs and tombs, numbering 104, carry the authentic...

  • Ernakulathappan temple


    Ernakulathappan Temple is situated in the heart of Ernakulam City with Shiva as deity. This is one of the rarest Shiva temples where deity is facing sea towards west.The pooja methods were regularised as directed by the famous Villawamangalathu Swamiyar. Devotees who dedicate themselves to the lord with utmost devotion are said to be relieved of their sufferings leading to ultimate Moksha.

    The story dates back to the times of Arjuna (Pandava Prince). Arjuna performs a...

  • Bolgatty Island


    Bolgatty Island is a picturesque island located near Fort Kochi in Ernakulam district. It is famous for its eponymous palace along with being a growing cosmopolitan hotspot in the area. The Bolgatty Palace was built in 1744 by the Dutch and was eventually taken over by the British. This has now been transformed into a famous Kerala Tourism Department Corporation (KTDC) hotel and resort and boasts of its own golf course and honeymoon cottages.

    The Kochi International Marina is...

  • Sree Dharma Sastha Temple


    Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

    The temple was initially owned by Morakkala Mana, but the prosperity of family was challenged and the day-to-day affairs were in question. The high priest finally approached the Maharajah of Cochin and handed the temple over to him in the 1930s. The King ordered the renovation of the temple and the Nithya Nidhanam (daily pooja) was funded by Nadumittom Devasom. This state of affairs continued with minor...

  • Malayattoor Church


    Situated about 47 km from Kochi, Malayattoor is famous for the Catholic Church, located on top of the Malayattoor hill, at a height of 609 m. Dedicated to St. Thomas the apostle of Jesus Christ, thousands of pilgrims gather here for the annual festival of 'Malayatoor Perunnal', held during the months of March /April.

    Sailing in an Arab merchant vessel, St. Thomas is believed to have landed at Kodungalloor port in Kerala, in AD 52. It is believed that St. Thomas took the...