Ernakulam is the eastern one of the twin cities Ernakulam-Cochi in Kerala India. The city is the most urban part of Kochi and the district is named as Ernakulam. Ernakulam is called the commercial capital of the state of Kerala. The name 'Ernakulam' is derived from the name of a very famous temple of Ernakulathappan (Lord Shiva) Temple.
A city grew up with struggle and hardship against nature, today, is a bustling commercial port. Kochi is the financial capital of Kerala. The city was formed as an ancient port city in 1341. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the state of Kerala. The city is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Cochi with the sea and the mountains offers to get a wonderful experience of tourism at a moderate equatorial climate.
Boat ride - The backwaters separating Ernakulam from Fort Kochi and Mattanchery are dotted with many small and mid-sized islands. A boat ride through the backwaters is an unforgettable experience.
Kathakali performance - See India Foundation (Kalathiparambil Road, near the Ernakulam Junction railway station), The Cochin Cultural Centre (Manikath Road, behind Medical Trust Hospital) and Art Kerala (Kannanthodathu Lane, near Valanjambalam Temple) organises Kathakali performances every evening. Kathakali is a traditional danceform of Kerala and the impressive facial expressions, hand gestures and dance moves will leave one spellbound.
Cochin Carnival is a merry making feast observed during the last week of every year in Fort Kochi in Kerala. The carnival dates back to the Portuguese New Year revelry held here during the colonial days.
Cochin / Kochi International Airport located at Nedumbassery.RAIL
Trains running from the 3 railway stations in Kochi, namely Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town and Cochin Harbor Terminus. Railway network connectKochi to all small and big towns and cities of Kerala and other parts of India.ROAD
Kochi or Cochin is situated at a distance of approximately 565 km from Bangalore, 223 km from Coimbatore, 848 km from Goa, 694 km from Chennai, 470 km from Mysore and 312 km form Ooty.
Kochi is connected with all the Major cities of the country through Air, Rail & Road.