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Ernakulam district is one of the most popular destinations of visit in Kerala. The district includes the biggest metropolitan region of the state Kochi. Ernakulam is the highest revenue yielding district within the state and is also known as the Commercial capital of Kerala. Additionally known among numerous international and domestic tourists in Kerala state, it also hosts them. Ernakulam became India's first 'fully literate district' in 1990 and therefore the country's only district having 100% banking or full 'meaningful financial inclusion' in 2012.

Nowadays Kochi includes Ernakulam city, old parts of Kochi, Kumbalangi, and other islands. Kochi is popularly referred to as the Queen of Arabian Sea, flaunts one amongst the best natural harbours of the world. It was the centre of the world spice trade for several centuries. The British, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and so on, have all come back to its shores in search of exotic spices and wood. Even today, Ernakulam continues the tradition of welcoming guests with its warm and cordial reception. The places of significance in Kochi are - Marine Drive, a picturesque promenade in Kochi. It is built facing the backwaters, and is a popular hangout for the local populace and is also an economically thriving part of the city of Kochi, Fort Kochi- situated on the Mattancherry peninsula, is the historical part of the city and home to many tourist attractions, such as the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, the Mattancherry Palace and the Santa Cruz Basilica, Hill Palace- the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, near Tripunithura.

TOURIST SPOTS IN ERNAKULAM

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Bolgatty Palace:- The beautiful Bolgatty Palace is situated amid the picturesque island of Bolgatty. Bolgatty palace is an exclusive mansion with four palatial rooms, providing the travellers with world category amenities...

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Bolgatty Palace

The beautiful Bolgatty Palace is situated amid the picturesque island of Bolgatty. Bolgatty palace is an exclusive mansion with four palatial rooms, providing the travellers with world category amenities and wondrous holidaying choices. Originally it was built by Dutch traders in 1744 and the oldest of its kind that exists outside Holland. When India obtained independence, the palace became the property of the state and was later converted into a heritage hotel resort. The resort is a perfect example of leisure combined with business and is popularly referred to as the honeymooners' paradise. The resort is known for its well maintained landscapes, giant shady umbrellas where you can relax. The resort has a main block, a mansion block, that homes the palace rooms and a marina block that faces the sea. The marina block has sea on one side and golf course with nine holes on the other. The palace gives an exotic experience for the tourists who visit this place.

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Cherai Beach:- One of the foremost lovely stretches of beautiful golden beaches of serene sand facing the Arabian Sea, the classic blue sky and the warm clear ocean, offers an ideal atmosphere tempting you to take a dip, and ...

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Cherai Beach

One of the foremost lovely stretches of beautiful golden beaches of serene sand facing the Arabian Sea, the classic blue sky and the warm clear ocean, offers an ideal atmosphere tempting you to take a dip, and will help you to indulge yourself and let the waves sweep you off your body. Pay some time lazing on the beach and relax under the breezy shades undisturbed for a sometime, quench your thirst from tender coconuts and encounter with friendly crabs on the sandy. Backwaters of Cherai welcome you with distinctive charm and wonder. Its quiet a trip through the winding scenic backwaters in the heart of Cherai. The branches of overhanging coconut trees produce an unforgettable symphony of green lushes place. Other attractions of the place are Gowreshwara temple also known as south Pazhani, the Pallipuram church, Portugese fort and so on.

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Kalady - Adishankara Temple:- One of the prime destinations in spiritual tourism Kalady is village placed east of the Periyar river in the Ernakulam district.It's the birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara a well known preacher, philosopher...

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Kalady – Adishankara Temple

One of the prime destinations in spiritual tourism Kalady is village placed east of the Periyar river in the Ernakulam district. It's the birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara a well known preacher, philosopher and a famous pilgrim centre. Kalady found its place in the spiritual map of india when it was rediscovered in the late nineteenth century by the Shankaracharya of Sringeri and later on consecrated a temple for Sri Adi Shankara in 1910. Temples dedicated to Sri Sankara, Sarada Devi, Sri Krishna and Sri Ramakrishna adds to the sanctity of the place. Another place of visit in Kalady is the crocodile ghat which is believed to the place where Sri Sankara took his vows of renunciation. According to the legends, a crocodile caught hold of him and refused to unleash him till Sankara's mother Aryamba permitted him to accept Sanyas (renunciation).

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Mattancherry:- Mattancherry in Ernakulum is a place believed to have drawn its name from the ancherry mattam of namboothiris to be called by the foreign traders as Mattancherry.

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Mattancherry

Mattancherry in Ernamkulam is a place believed to have drawn its name from the ancherry mattam of namboothiris to be called by the foreign traders as Mattancherry. encircled by the backwaters of Arabian Sea its also a holidaymakers destination.Mattancherry was the primary trade hub of the district.Mattancherry is inhabited by individuals from various parts of the world as it was the main trade link to Ernamkulam. There are also people who have come and settled in Mattancherry from Goa, Tamil Nadu, Gujaratand so on.
Main Trade was on spices like pepper and turmeric. Tea is additionally listed. Mattancherry is additionally home to the Paradesi Synagogue for Jews which is India’s oldest Synagogue. Mattacherry Palace museum, Pazhayannur Royal temple,Palliarakkavvu temple, Ram Mandir, Gowd Saraswat Brahmin samaj temples together with the Venkatraman temple and a JainTemple, and Mosques are other attractions of the place. Mattancherry Palace museum hosts various weapons like swords, spears and numerous alternative artilleries like cannon accustomed to defend the borders from invaders in the historic ages. Museum conjointly hosts numerous paintings and murals also. It also has a Jew street and a market place where you can get various spices and astonishing antiques for interior designing and numerous souvenirs.

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ART & ATTRACTIONS

ART & ATTRACTIONS :- The numerous art forms of Kerala have always made its impact on the rich culture of Kerala.

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FOOD ITEMS IN KERALA

FOOD ITEMS :- The cuisines of Kerala are inspired by its cultural heritage and the generous availability of seafood, poultry and coconut.

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