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Ernakulam Tourist Places

Visiting Kochi will leave you amazed from backwaters to beaches to hill stations, this state's geography is sound and diverse. There are a lot of untouched hidden tourist places in cochin to visit. The best places in Kochi to visit are Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, Willington Island, Marine drive, Kumbalangi Village, Kadamakudi Village, Jew town, Hill palace museum, Lulu mall, Cherai beach, etc. This list is endless. Kochi is a booming metropolitan city and a great tourist destination because of its cultural and geographical diversity.

Wonderla Amusement park

Wonderla is the largest chain of amusement parks in India. The loudest, craziest, and most amazing part of town. Wonderla Kochi 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 best Water and Amusement Park in Kerala. 

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Vypeen Island

Known for its long sand beaches, laid-back Vypin Island is a common stop on local ferry tours. Popular Cherai Beach is renowned for dolphin sightings. The beautiful beach has calm waters  perfect for swimming. The charm of the popular getaway is enhanced by the palm-fringed backwaters on the way there and the frequent appearance of dolphins in the waters near the beach.The place has grown in popularity as a tourist destination and is now a relatively crowded area with visitors and vendors. There are a number of hotels and restaurants near the beach.

Vypeen Island
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Vypeekotta Seminary

The remains of the Vypeekotta Seminary built by the Portuguese are preserved as a historic monument and site. The Vypeekotta Seminary is located in Chendamangalam village in Ernakulam District. There were many buildings in the premises which were destroyed during the wars in the later period. There is a church still functioning in the same compound probably built during the same period but renovated later. Many stone inscriptions were encountered from the church compound during the exploration done here in 1935. The inscriptions are fixed on a half wall in front of the church. The potteries collected from the nearby areas are housed in the Archaeological Museum, Thrissur. The remains of the Seminary with 50 cents of land was declared as protected monument in 1935.

Vypeekotta Seminary
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Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary

The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km², and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam. Constituted during 1983, Dr. Salim Ali, the world famous ornithologist, is directly responsible for the wonders on display at the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. His famous survey of Travancore in the 1930s led to the formation of this modern day paradise for avian life. He noted that the area was rich in bird diversity and ought to be turned into a sanctuary to conserve the same. The over 300 species that reside in these tropical and deciduous forests are testament to his great vision.

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Munambam Beach

Munambam is a suburb of Kochi, India at the north end of Vypeen Island, surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the west, Periyar river on the east, and a mouth of the sea on the north. The main occupation of its inhabitants is fishing. The place is tailor made for exploration, and a popular destination for kite flying, with a number of gorgeous homestays coming up in the area over the years

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Hill Palace

Hill Palace is an archaeological museum and palace located in the Tripunithura neighbourhood of Kochi city. One can see oil paintings, murals, sculptures, manuscripts and belongings of the Kochi royal family. Antique ceramics from the Far East, Kudakkallu  (tombstone), Thoppikkallu (hood stone), laterite memorials and wooden memorials from ancient civilisations like the Indus Valley and Harappa can also be found here. It even has a gallery housing contemporary art. It is our pride to have relics of such value and significance placed here. 

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Marine Drive

Marine Drive is a buzzing waterfront  known for the Marine Walkway, popular for evening strolls, and leafy Subhash Bose Park. The modern Rainbow and Kettuvallam bridges offer backwater views, and cruises leave from jetties by the water The walkway is usually thronged by people in the evening and the view of the sun setting in the tranquil sea is a . At night, the place provides a picturesque spectacle with the light seeping out of the anchored ships. The cleanliness, sitting arrangements and the cool breeze from the backwaters are the other factors that draw tourists here.

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Andhakaranazhi Beach

Located at a distance of 30 kms from Kochi, Andhakaranazhi Beach is an extension of the tiny village of Andhakaranazhi. The virgin beach is still noncommercialized and unexploited from tourism and a well-kept secret of the city. It is an azhy or a shoal which is a naturally formed ridge formed underwater and rises to the surface and is mostly used to regulate the inflow or outflow of water via two motor-operated shutters installed to the north and the south of the beach. Famous for its beach which draws a number of domestic and international tourists. it's not much crowded as in fortkochi and cherai beach. 

Andhakaranazhi Beach
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Bhoothathankettu Dam Reserve forest

Bhoothathankettu is a dam and tourist spot in Ernakulam district in Kerala, situated outside the village of Pindimana, about 10 km away from the town of Kothamangalam and 50 km away from the main city of Kochi. The original natural dam has been supplemented by a modern dam impounding the Bhoothathankettu Reservoir (Thattekad Reservoir) BhoothathanKettu Dam & Reserve Forest manages a selection of goods asked by its clients and works to maintain its inventory in an updated and comprehensive state.

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Edappally Church Complex

St. George's Forane Church is a Catholic pilgrim church situated in Edappally, Kochi, Kerala. It is a prominent pilgrim centre in Asia as well as the largest shrine of St. George in Asia. Around 5 million people visit the church every year because it is believed that the church has healing powers. At the town St George is known as Edappally Punyalan.

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Folklore Museum

Kerala Folklore Museum has various antiques that showcase the history, tradition and cultural diferences in different parts of the country, especially south india. There are costumes of dance forms like Mohiniattam and Theyyam, antique properties. including the oldest Bible. Old writings instruments, antique chairs etc.

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Sri Nellikattu Bagavathi temple

This is a private temple controlled by the Nellikkattu Mana, near the famous Sreedhareeyam Eye Hospital Koothattukulam. The main daiety is Bagavathy Amman. Very divine. Inside the temple complex there is a separate sannathi for Dhanvathri. In the mornings you can see some special poojas. The temple timing are 06.00 AM to 11.30 AM and 05.00 PM to 08.30 PM In this complex you can see a food court offering different variety from Pizza to Ayurveda food in a neat and spacious area.

Sri Nellikattu Bagavathi temple
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Santa Cruz Basilica

The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi, Kochi is one of the nine Basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round.

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Malayattoor

Malayattoor is a village in Angamaly Block Panchayth. It is situated around 15 km north-east of Angamaly in Ernakulam District in the state of Kerala in South India. The name `Malayattoor' is an amalgamation of three small words. Mala Arr Oore.

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St. Philomena's Church Koonammavu

St. Philomena's Forane Church, popularly known as Koonammavu Church is situated in Koonammavu, a northern suburban town of Kochi City of Kerala state, India. This is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in India

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Lulu Shopping Mall

 LuLu Mall is the go-to destination in Kerala. In the past 8 years, LuLu Mall has been visited by 150 million people and has witnessed the entry of 2 million vehicles. Spanning over 68,000 sq. m. with a total retail space of 57,600 sq. m., LuLu Mall Kochi has over 225 outlets and has brought over 100 top brands to Kerala for the very first time. The mall has one of the largest hypermarkets in India, 

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The Museum Mattancherry

The Mattancherry Palace, also known as Dutch Palace, is one of the finest examples of the Kerala style of architecture interspersed with colonial influences. Located at around 12 km from Ernakulam, it was built around 1545 C.E. by the Portuguese as a present to King Veera Kerala Verma of Kochi dynasty. It came to be known as the Dutch Palace as it underwent major repairs at the hands of the Dutch. It is famous for its long and spacious halls along with its central courtyard. It is also the home of the deity of the royal family, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy (the Deity of Pazhayannur).

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Puthuvype Beach

One of the less visited but yet very beautiful beach is the Puthuvype beach. administration is making a lot of efforts to promote this place as an alternative to Cherai Beach, being a suburb of the city of Kochi. A lighthouse is also situated here. The light house is situated less than half a kilometer away from the beach. This lighthouse is one of the tallest in India. There is a shallow ditch to the north of the Beach. Entry to the light house is permitted from 3 P.M to 5 P.M.  You can visit on a weekend for a perfect break from the city in peace and solitude.

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Princess Street

Loafer's Corner, also known as Princess street is one of the earliest streets to be constructed in Fort Kochi, Ernakulam. Princess Street with its European style residences still retains its old world charm. The best view of this quaint street can be had from Loafer's Corner, the traditional meeting place and hangout of the jovial funloving people of the area.

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Mattancherry

Historic Mattancherry is known for 16th-century Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese in traditional Keralan style. Jew Town, the atmospheric area around the 1500s Jewish Synagogue.Even today, Mattancherry has people of different tongues and ethnic identities. Churches, agraharams, mosques and a synagogue co-exist in the area, along with the buildings of the colonial era, pointing to a vibrant past and a harmonious present. 

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Kochin Shipyard

Cochin Shipyard Ltd is the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India. It is part of a line of maritime-related facilities in the port-city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India.

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Kodanad Elephant Training Centre

The Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, which was moved to Abhayaranyam near Kaprikkad, is one of the largest elephant training centres in Kerala. It is flanked by the high ranges and is set near the southern banks of the Periyar River. Since the ban on capturing elephants was enforced, this place now serves as one of the premier elephant training centres in Kerala. Muthanga of Wayanad and Konni of Pathanamthitta are two other elephant training centres. One may also visit PunnathurKotta in Thrissur where over 40 elephants specially groomed for the Guruvayur Temple are kept. It is surely every elephant lover’s paradise to view these magnificent beings up close.

Kodanand Elephant Training Centre
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Bolgatty Palace

Kochi, the prominent travel destination of Kerala, India, has always been an exotic location in a traveler's not-to-be-missed list. The sea, backwaters, monuments, heritage; Kochi has all that would keep a traveler engrossed. With many architectural, cultural and natural splendors, Kochi, which is also the commercial hub of Kerala will never cease to enthrall you. Just off the Kochi Marine Drive is the Bolgatty Island. It is an island of calm right in the midst of the bustling City of Kochi. Located in this fascinating island is the stunning property of KTDC - Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort. The other centre of attraction in this property is Kochi International Marina and Bolgatty Event Centre

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David Hall Art Gallery

In the 16th and 17th centuries, when European powers were trying to establish their trading might over India, the Dutch were drawn to the land rich in pepper and other spices. The Dutch wished to establish a settlement on the coast of Malabar, where they might be territorial sovereigns, as well as traders without being subject to the “rapacious exactions of the Muhammadan [Mughal] government, or the neighbourhood of their successful rivals, the English”. Cochin was a suitable spot. 

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Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi, the western part of the Kochi city of Ernakulam district in Kerala. It is about 12 km away from Ernakulam Town. Fort Kochi has played an important role in the history of Kerala. Fort Kochi also has several attractions like the Santa Cruz Basilica. Fort Kochi also houses many historical monuments such as the St. Francis Church, the first church of Vasco da Gama, the Dutch Seminary, the China Vela and many others. The Indian Navy’s ship, Dronacharya, is located in Fort Kochi.

Fort Kochi
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Paniely Poru

Caressed and nourished by the River Periyar, which flows between Malayattoor in the north and Paneli in the south, the place obtained its name from the routine fight of raftsmen with the wild waves of the river. The river also offers one with a panoramic view of this pristine spot. Paniyeli Poru is just 20 km away from Perumbavoor and 35 km from Aluva

Paniely Poru
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Kochi Metro

The Kochi Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. It was opened to the public within four years of starting construction, making it one of the fastest completed metro projects in India The Kochi metro project is the first metro in the country which connects rail, road and water transport facilities.The first phase is being set up at an estimated cost of ₹51.81 billion (US$690 million). In October 2017, Kochi Metro was named the Best Urban Mobility Project in India by the Urban Development Ministry, as part of the Urban Mobility India (UMI) international conference hosted by the ministry every year

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Kadamattom Church

Kadamattom Church is an ancient Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, located in Kadamattom near Kolenchery, in Ernakulam district, Kerala Vicar: Fr. Sunny Varghese Asst Vicar: Fr. Abraham Vattuthottam

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Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple

Pavakkulam Sree Mahadeva Temple is one of the ancient temples in south India. It is situated at kaloor in Ernakulam District,Kerala,India. Lord Mahadeva is the presiding deity of this temple. The main festival is conducted (10 days) during the month of “Dhanu”. This is an occasion when the entire city becomes focused on the temple.

Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple
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Park Avenue Kochi

Park Avenue is a famous tree-lined road starting from the western end of Durbar Hall Road to Broadway in the city of Kochi, India. Two large parks, Subhash Bose Park and Indira Priyadarshini Park are situated along the road, hence the name

Park Avenue Kochi
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St. George Syro Malabar Catholic Church

The church is thought to have been founded in 593 AD. It is regarded as one of the oldest churches in Kerala, after the seven churches founded by Thomas the Apostle in the first century AD.[citation needed] The church was originally dedicated to the Marth Mariam (Virgin Mary) In 1080, a new church was built adjacent to the old church. A nine-day festival is celebrated annually as part of the Feast of Saint George (23 April) The church, also a destination for non-Christians, attracts offerings of gold, chicken, and eggs

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Childrens park theatre Ernakulam
Childrens park theatre Ernakulam
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