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
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...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More