This is the located in Ernakulam district, Malayattoor
Christian pilgrim centre lies just across the Periyar
River from Kodanadu. It is 53km from Cochin and 8km from
Kaladi. The town is known for the St.Thomas church, which
is one of the greatest catholic churches in the State.
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37km from Ernakulam, Paravur can be road via Aluvavia
or via Njarakkal and by boat via Varappuzha. It is an
ancient small town with famous churches and temples.
It lies 40km from Kochi on the NH47 and is regarded as
the fastest growing town in Kerala. The Little Flower
Hospital over here is perhaps the largest eye hospital
in South India. This is a famous religious site Kaladi
and Malattur etc.
This important Hindu pilgrim centre on the banks of Periyar
River is 45km from Cochin. The great Advaitha Philosopher
and Bhakti saint of 8centuary Adi Sankaracharya was born
in this place. The international temple Sri Ramakrishna
Adwaitha Ashram is located here.
37km from Ernakulam, Perumbavoor is famous for its timber
industries. The Travancore Rayon Factory is located here.
Two reputed residential mission High schools, the Perumbavoor
Ashram high school and the Keezhillam high school, are
The important pilgrim centre and summer resort is located
on the left bank periyar river, 25km north-east of Kochi.
The river is ideal for bathing here and is a popular picnic
site. The annual Shivarathri fair is celebrated with great
This is an Island about a quarter of a mile north of Ernakulam.
The former palace is now converted into a Tourist House
for a quiet and enjoyable spot. The lush green landscape
with great views of the backwaters makes it an attractive
picnic spot. There is a small golf course here.
This is located 9km from Kochi, it was the seat of Cochin
Rajas. SriPoornathreyesa temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu
is a masterpiece of Chola architecture. The town is associated
with 'Athachamayam'-a spectacular procession which marks
the beginning of Onam festival. The 'sahyadri International
Ayurvedic Centre' is renowned world over.
This is located 12km from Kothamangalam. There are more
than 200 varieties of birds in the region. Key avifauna
includes large falcon, gray jungle fowl etc.
This is located in Ernakulam district. The most renowned
places of Mattanchery is Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town,
The Koonan Kurishu Chapel and Dutch Palace.
43km from Ernakulam reroute Munnar, Muvattupuzha, on the
banks of Muvattupuzha River, is a small commercial town
and the Head Quarters of Muvattupuzha Taluk.
Driving down from Pallivasal in Munnar, via Neriyamangalam
through difficult terrains and winding roads, it is
a great relief to reach Kothamangalam, a commercial
town for hill produces 109km from Ernakulam. An Engineering
College and a first grade Art and Science College, has
made Kothamangalam an important educational centre.
This is located in Ernakulam district. The famous temples
Sree Bhavani temple and Azhakiyakavu Bhagavathi temple
is situated in this place.
At Nedumbassery International Airport about 34km from
Kochi and 36km from Thrissur on the NH.47 near Angamali,
is the only Airport in the world with public participation
built in Kerala style, the Kochi International Airport
will be equal to the best in the world. The Airport will
link all the towns of central Kerala.
36 kms from Ernakulam, Kolencheri is fast developing into
a progressive town with a well occupied large Mission
Hospital and a First Grade College run by the Orthodox,
Jacobite Church. It is home town of a group of adventurous
and rich Engineering and Construction Contractors.
This is located about 50 kms from Ernakulam, Koadana,
is the spot wild elephants are trapped, housed and trained
with the help of trained elephants.
This place is located in Ernakulam district, is an important
industrial area. The famous Poly-Technical Colleges, H.M.T,
F.A.C.T and Engineering Colleges are located here.
Vyppen Island is known for the Portuguese Fort at its
northern end known as "Pallippuram".