Places of Interest

Aluva Manappuram

aluva

Sivarathri celebrated in Aluva, a place in Ernakulam district of Kerala, south India is called the Aluva Sivarathri festival. The celebration of Sivarathri in Aluva is very famous in Kerala. The month of Kumbham is noted for the Sivarathri festival which falls in February – March.

Location: map Aluva

 

Areekkal Waterfalls

Areekkal Waterfalls, Pambakuda

Areekkal falls is a must see beautiful place in Kochi, Its 35 kilometers away from the main city on the Ernakulam – Thodupuzha road. One can reach Areekkal falls within one hour travel from kochi main city.

Location: map Piramadam-Vettimood Road

Bastion Bunglow

Bastion Banglow

Built in the Indo-European style way back in 1667 AD, Bastion Bungalow get its name from its location on the site of the Stromberg Bastion of the old, Dutch fort

Location: map Napier Street, Fort Kochi

Bhoothathankettu

boothathan

scenic dam site with boating facilities is situated in a vast virgin forest. It is a popular picnic sport with Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary near by.

Location: map Kothamangalam

Bolghatty palace

Bolgatty

Bolghatty palace built by the Dutch in 1744. The grounds have a small golf course & several vantage points for lovely views of the harbour & the sea

Location: map Mulavukad, Kochi

Chendamangalam

chendamangalam

This land was once the abode of the Paliath Achans, the prime ministers of the Maharajas of Kochi. Their residence, the Paliam Palace represents the architectural splendour of Kerala.

Location:map Paravur

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach..

Cherai Beach is flaunted as one of the excellent beach in the Kerala. It’s a picturesque which looks more beautiful with green groves and paddy field.

Location:map Cherai

Children's Park

Childrens Park,Kochi

A high-tech children’s Park with Non-Conventional Energy Museum and Musical Fountain. The Children enjoy a lot with the facilities available here.

Location: map Thrikkakkra, Edappally

Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese Fishing Nets

A legacy of the trading connections between China and India many centuries ago. The long rows of chinese nets silhouetted against the sunset present a spectacular sight of Cochin’s waterfront

Location: map Puthuvype, Vypin

Chottanikkara Temple

Chottanikkara Temple.

A renowned temple of mother goddess Shakti Devi or Rajarajeshwari was known as SreeBhagavathi.Chottanikkara Devi is worshipped at the temple in three different forms: as MahaSaraswati (mother of knowledge) in the morning, draped in white; Maha Lakshmi (mother of wealth) at noon, draped in crimson; and as SreeDurga (mother of power) in the evening, decked in blue

Location:map Chottanikkara

Dutch Palace

Dutch Palace.

This palace is located on the palace road in Mattancherry. It was constructed by the Portuguese. Later, they presented the palace to Veera Kerala Varma (1537-65), the king of Cochin.

Location:map Mattancherry

Hill Palace

HILL PALACE.

Hill Palace, constructed in 1865, was built in Tripunithura, the largest archaeological museum in Kerala and the administrative center of Cochin.

Location: map Thripunithara

Historical Museum

Historical Museum.

Important scenes of Kerala history are portrayed through through Sculptures. Greeting the visitor outside is a statue of Parasurama ,the mythological safe who is said to have created Kerala.

Location:map Koonamthai, Edappally

Iringole Forest Temple

Iringole Forest Temple

Iringole Kavu is a famous Hindu In forest temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. This is one of the 108 Durga Temples in Kerala believed to have been consecrated by Lord Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Location:map Rayamangalam

Jewish Synagogue

Jewish Synagogue.

Mattancherry is known as Jatappalli which is an ancient Jewish worship center in Mattancherry in Ernakulam district. The Sinagogue was built in 1567 by Malabar Jews. The synagogue is known as the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.

Location:map Mattancherry, Kochi

Kalady

Kalady.

Kalady is the birth place of Adi Shankaracharya the great Indian Philosopher who lived in the 8th century. 2 shrines in memory of Sankaracharya – one for Dakshinamoorthy and the other for the Goddes Sharada.

Location:map Kalady

Kallil Temple

Kallil Temple.

A 9th century Jain temple shaped out of from a huge rock on a small hill in a picturesque surrounding. The visitor has to climb 120 steps to reach this rare historic temple.

Location: map Kunnathunadu Thaluk

Kanjiramattom Mosque

Kanjiramattom Mosque.

It is believed that the mosque was erected over the mortal remains of a Muslim saint, Sheikh Parid. Another great Muslim saint, Baver is supposed to have prayed here and attained salvation

Location:map Kanjiramattom

Kodanad

Elephants in Kodanad

Kodanad is a place on the Periyar river in Ernakulam district.Located at a distance of about 42 km east of Kochi city, Kodanad is an elephant training center in Kerala and a small zoo.

Location: map Kodanad,Perumbavoor

Kottayil Kovilakam

kottayil

Kottayil Kovilakam at Chennamangalam, which was the seat of Kshatriya chieftains of Villarvattom. Chennamangalam is an important center of handloom weaving and coir manufacturing.

Location: map Chendamangalam

Malayattoor

Malayattoor.

A place of prayer and pilgrimage; made rich by the foot steps of St. Thomas the Apostle, who sowed the seeds of Christianity in this part of the world.

Location:map Angamaly

Marine Drive

Marine Drive.

Marine Drive is considered to be one of the most beautiful part of Kochy city. The marine walk is the main hangout for the local populace as the view of the backwaters and the harbour from here is excellent.

Location:map Menaka,Ernakulam

Muziris Biennale

muzris

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an initiative of the Kochi-Biennale Foundation with support from the Government of Kerala .

Location: map Kunnumupuram

Pallipuram Fort

pallippuram Fort

Pallippuram fort was built by the Portuguese in 1503. It is one of the oldest existing European monuments in India. The Dutch captured the fort in 1661 and sold it to the State of Travancore in 1789.

Location:map Vypin

Paniyeli Poru

Paniyeli Poru , Ernakulam

This little-known destination is fast attracting tourist attention. This place is now a favourite location for filmmakers, with many Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu films shot in its backdrop.

Location: map Njayappilly

Pazhoor Padippura

Pazhoor Padippura.

Pazhoor Padippura, is situated 33 km towards the southeast of Kochi, near Piravom, Kerala. It is an astrology center linked to Pazhoor Perumthrikkovil temple. The temple is believed to be nearly 1,800 years old.

Location: map Pazhoor

Santa Cruz Bascillica

Santa-Cruze Basilica church

This Roman Catholic church is situated near the St.Francis church and is worth a visit.It is a specimen of portugese architecture built in 1503. ‘Frescoes’and mural paintings decorate the ceiling and interior parts of the church.

Location: map Fort Kochi

St.Francis Church

St. Francis Church.

The first European church in India. Originally built in wood and named Santo Antonio in the 16th Century. Vasco da Gama was buried here in 1524.

Location: map Fort Kochi

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary

Thattekkad

First bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India.

Location: map Kothamangalam

 

Thrikkakara Temple

Thrikkakkara Temple.

Thrikkakara Temple earlier known as Thirul Kaal Karai, meaning land where the Lord has placed His foot, is the most renowned. Research dates the temple to be 2000 years or even more older.

Location:map Thrikkakara, Edappally

 

Vallarpadam Church

Vallarpadam church..

The Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam-Ernakulam is a great centre of pilgrimage. Vallarpadam Basilica is the most important Marian Shrine in India. The central government of India declared Vallarpadam as the major pilgrim centre of India.

Location: map Vallarpadam

Willingdon Island

willington Island.

Cochin Harbour, Southern Naval Command, Best hotels in the city, Port Trust head quarters, major trading centers etc. are situated at Willingdon Island.

Location:map Thoppumpady, Kochi