10 Things to Do in Ernakulam That You Shouldn't Miss

December 20, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Ernakulam ( pronunciation (help·info)) refers to the eastern, mainland portion of the city of Kochi in central Kerala, India. The CBD is the most urban part of Kochi and has lent its name to the Ernakulam district. Ernakulam is called the commercial capital of the state of Kerala. The Kerala High Court, the Office of the Corporation of Kochi and the Cochin Stock Exchange are situated here. The Ernakulam Junction or South Station, Ernakulam Town or North Station and Ernakulam Terminus (now defunct) railway stations of the Indian Railways lies in Ernakulam. Initially, Ernakulam was the headquarters of the Ernakulam District but was later shifted to Kakkanad. Ernakulam was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. It is located 220 kilometres (137 mi) north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The city has served as an incubator for many Malayali entrepreneurs and is a major financial and commercial hub of Kerala.
Restaurants in Ernakulam

1. Chottanikkara Temple

Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682 312, India
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4.5 based on 475 reviews

Chottanikkara Temple

Reviewed By d j

This is one of the Famous devi temple in Kochin. You can easily reach there by using public transports. There is some crowd but u can enjoy inner peace here.

2. St. Antony's Shrine

Kaloor Palarivattam Road, Kaloor, Kochi (Cochin) 682017, India +91 484 253 0591
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

St. Antony's Shrine

Reviewed By abhishekanirudh1997 - Kalamassery, India

Even though i'm a Hindu i believe in the power of St Antony.I've wonderful experiences with this church. My wishes came true when i prayed in this church.Also its a better Resting place too.Tuesday is a special day in church on this day Church will be crowded can see people standing on roadside and praying.Special kanji and appam will be given on tuesday and also malar will be given on all days.Frankly speaking evenMuslims used to came and pray here.I used to light candles on all Tuesdays when i was in Model Technical School Kaloor with my friends.Thank you

3. Edappally Church Complex

Edappally Road, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682024, India -484-344538 / 535538
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4.5 based on 234 reviews

Edappally Church Complex

Reviewed By Dhairyashil V - Pune, India

The Edapally Church complex comprises mainly of the old and new holy churches Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ and St. George. The ancient church is said to date back 14 centuries! St. George is one of the most revered saints in Christianity. As the legend goes, he was a roman soldier and military officer in the roman army. Emperor Diocletian ordered his death after he did not renounce his Christian faith and thus became a Christian martyr. Lakhs of people around the world claim St. George as their patron and St. George's Day is celebrated every year throughout the world.
The inside of both the old and new churches are awe inspiring. The sculptures, paintings behind the altar, the angels inside of the churches etc. though breathtaking create a calm and pious surroundings where one can pray and seek the blessings of Mother Mary, Infant Jesus and St. George in peace.
Said to be the biggest pilgrim centre of St. George in Asia it really is a blessed place.

4. Vallarpadam Church

Near Vallarpadam Island, Kochi (Cochin), India +91 484 236 3952
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

Vallarpadam Church

Reviewed By Cyril F - Chennai

The Church is named as Vallarpadam Madha (Mother) Church. It is a place of National Importance. Religious minded people can symbolically sweep the courtyard signifying one being a Adima (slave) to Mother Mary. (Brooms are kept handy for this purpose)

5. BhoothathanKettu Dam & Reserve Forest

Kothamangalam, Ernakulam, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 based on 100 reviews

BhoothathanKettu Dam & Reserve Forest

Reviewed By Dilip S - Vadodara, India

Being a Civil Engineer with specialization in Water Resources Engineering and Management , we visited the famous Bhoothathankettu barrage over the Periyar at Kothamangalam . The capacity and length of the barrage were 169.791Mm3 and 210.92 m respectively .
I heard an interesting mythological story from a local fisherman . A spirit ( in Malayalam - Bhootham ) planned to submerge the Trikkariyoor temple of Lord Shiv by blocking the Periyar river and flooding the area . But Lord Shiv , faked the approaching dawn by a rooster's call . The demons fearing the arrival of light fled the place . We saw the boulders which the demons were supposed to have rolled onto the riverbed, the Old Bhothathankettu . The Periyar flows on through the narrow space which the demons did not quite manage to dam up .
When I asked a local assistant engineer about the legend he told me that there were two gigantic floods , one in the 4th century and the other in 1341 . The massive landslides during the floods caused gigantic rocks to roll down from the mountain and become entrenched in the Old Bhoothathankettu .
We enjoyed the walk over the barrage and clicked the fishing by fishermen .

6. Kerala Folklore Museum

Folklore Junction | Thevara, Kochi (Cochin) 682013, India +91 70347 77499
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4.5 based on 899 reviews

Kerala Folklore Museum

Folklore Museum aims to provide art education to the students and helping to provide visual and academic knowledge to the art lovers, researchers and travelers from all over the world. Folklore museum is the only architectural museum in Kerala and the treasure trove of stone, wood and bronze sculptures, ancient terracotta, stone Age objects, jewellery, paintings, oil lamps, musical instruments, tribal and folk art, wood works, utensils, masks and traditional art forms etc. these are around 4000 artifacts from tiny to large size on display. This ethnic museum is the essence of the life and culture of the common man over the past 1000 years.

Reviewed By AUMUC - Munich, Germany

This place has an impressive array of historic things that are displayed. Unfortunately the displays are very crammed and dusty and could be maintained better. Its though a non government supported location and the entrance fees and donations go towards the preservation of this place.Thank you for reviewing us

7. Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple

Kaloor, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin), India +91 96776 38786
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple

Reviewed By Trotter8116 - Bengaluru, India

The temple is located in Kaloor, Kochi. It about 15 minutes drive from Lussie junction. The Temple is simple beautiful... typical kerala style architectural temple, with superb wood craving. The best time to visit the temple is the evening. Its simply awesome and divine!!!

8. Ernakulatthappan Temple

Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin), India
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Ernakulatthappan Temple

Reviewed By vschandrashekar - New Delhi, India

By the name Lord Shiva seems to be the presiding deity of Ernakulam. Even if you are not a believer, its a great place to soak in the serene environment of a typical Kerala temple. In the morning Its open from 3.30 AM to 11.00 AM.

9. LuLu Mall

34/1000 | N.h 47, Kochi (Cochin) 682 024, India +91 484 272 7777
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

LuLu Mall

Reviewed By sudha r

Very neat and clean surrounding with a climate controlled interior. Good place to shop. The movies also a good experience and well maintained. Food court is very elaborate and can accommodate huge volumes of people pouring in.Has almost all brand outlets and enough parking space. Well constructed as well. Though it's huge and biggest shopping mall in India. It gets pretty crowded during weekends and especially during festive seasons.

10. Kadamattom Chruch

kolenchery ,Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682311, India +91 484 276 5045
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Kadamattom Chruch

Reviewed By SojanIpe - Kolenchery, Kerala, India

This is a very old church with history and stories of "Kadamattathu Kathanar" a priest with magic spells. Read about the stories attached to this Church before visiting.

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