Ernakulam - 27 Attractions You Must Visit
Forts, backwaters, museums- the financial hub of Kerala.
Types of Attractions in Ernakulam
List of Attractions in Ernakulam
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Bhoothathankettu means "Fort created by monsters". The legend is that monsters planned to submerge a Shiva temple nearby by making a dam in the area. Their plan was deterred by Lord Shiva by faking approaching dawn, thereby causing the monsters to runaway fearing the arrival of light. The demons were supposed to roll the large boulders seen in the area to the river bed creating the dam.
One of the oldest shopping streets in Kochi. The market sells anything from jewelerries, clothes, vegetables, household items, and most other things you can imagine. The street is a car free pedestrian road, characterized by narrow roads lined with shops. There are more than a thousand shops in broadway, all in a two kilometer radius.
The 15 km stretch of beautiful beach lined with paddy fields, backwater, coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets.
A rural village with a check dam, hanging bridge, and a nice little park. You can bath in the river waters here after visiting the majestic Athirappilly waterfalls of Kerala.
Fort Kochi Beach
Popular beach surrounded by historical and cultural monuments of Cochin. Used to be hub of colonial powers during 14th and 15th centuaries.
Hill Palace Museum
The largest museum in Kerala and the former residence of the Cochin King.
Iringole Kavu ഇരിങ്ങോൾ കാവ്
A sacred grove with a temple. It is one of the 108 Durga Temples in Kerala believed to be consecrated by Lord Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Jain Temple Kochi
Built in 1960, the temple is inspired by the Jain temples of Gujarat and is beautifully tiled with white marbles & other carved structures. Every afternoon, the temple runs a show with thousands of pigeons that live in the premises.
A cluster of small islands spread in backwaters and filled with paddy fields and fishing nets. The area is famous for fish farms and a kayak through the waters treats you with great views. This area is devoid of all the noice and hustle of Cochin city, one truely hidden gem which is very easily reachable for people in Cochin. The place is especiallly beautiful during sunrise and sunsets.
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Situated in Kizhakkambalam Gramapanchayat in Eranakulam district, Kadambrayar offers scenic views of the river, paddy fields and a long paved space for some evening walk. You can also do paddle boating here.
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Traditional arts center presenting masked Kathakali dance shows classical musical nights & martial arts. They have daily Kathakali shows in the evening, the show takes around two hours. The show is usually followed by differnt kinds of art form presentations in alternating days.
Kochi Biennale Foundation
Every second year, Cochin welcomes Biennale- promoting art, culture and education activities created and curated by artists from different parts of the world.
Lake/ River/ Ponds
A quiet island village known for rural tourism activities. You can see Chinese fishing nets, explore its mangrove forests, and take boat trips along the surrounding backwaters.
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Nesting ground for migratory birds and supports many types of mangroves. Located in the center of Kochi city, it houses a shallow tidal lake connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal.
Major hangout place in Kochi . Popular site for shopping, urban walk and street food.
The palace built by the Portuguese, renovated by the Dutch and now housing an archeological museum
Museum Of Kerala History
One of the best museums to visit in Kerala. It consists of three galleries- the Museum of Kerala History, the Dolls Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art, showing different aspects of Kerala's culture and history.