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Kerala Tour Destination

Cochin / Kochi ( Ernakulam )

Cochin / Kochi ( Ernakulam )

Cochin / Kochi ( Ernakulam )

Tourist Attractions

Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) are fishing nets that are fixed land installations for fishing. While commonly known as "Chinese fishing nets" in India, Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end. Each installation is operated by a team of up to six fishermen. While such nets are used throughout coastal southern China and Indochina, in India they are mostly found in the Indian cities of Kochi and Kollam,

Dutch Palace

The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.The Palace was built and gifted by the Portuguese as a present to the Raja of Cochin around 1555. The Dutch carried out some extensions and renovations in the palace in 1663, and thereafter it was popularly called Dutch Palace.

Jewish Sinagogue

The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. It is also referred to as the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue.The synagogue is located in the quarter of Old Cochin known as Jew Town, and is the only one of the seven synagogues in the area still in use. The complex has four buildings.
Santa Cruz Basilica
The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in India. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round. It is a place of devotion as well as a center of historic significance, endowed with architectural and artistic grandeur and colours of the gothic style
 
 
 
Vallarpadam Basilica
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The Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam-Ernakulam is a famous centre of pilgrimage. People from all parts of Kerala and outside, irrespective of caste or creed go to the church to seek the blessings of Mary, the mother of Jesus, popularly known as "Vallarpadathamma".
This is an ancient Christian Church built in 1524. Portuguese merchants headed by Vasco da Gama enthroned this miraculous picture of Our lady of Ransom at the shrine. The church was dedicated to the Holy Spirit, which was the first of its kind in Asia. The beautiful church was however destroyed by a heavy flood in 1676. The church was re-established in 1676 and the famous picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary was erected by Portuguese who brought it from their native land.
 
Hill Palace
 
Thripunithura Hill Palace KochiHill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, at Tripunithura, Kochi, It was the administrative office of Kochi Rajas. Built in 1865, the Palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across in 54 acres .The complex has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children’s park.The campus of the museum is home to several rare species of medicinal plants.
 
Famous Restaurants
 
 
NAME
FOOD VARIETIES
LOCATONS
CONTACT DETAILS
GRAND  HOTEL
All varieties
M G Road wood land Jn.
+91-484 2382061
Chillies
Hyderabad food
Jose  Jn.
 
Mullapanthal  Shap
All Varieties non .Veg
Udaymperoor
+91-484 2791227
Padipura shap
All Varieties non .Veg
Udaymperoor
+91-484 2791228
Golden fork
Chinese food
Bypass Jn  Palarivattom
+91-484-4131300
Ali baba
All varieties
Panampilly Nagar
+91-484-4035555
Kayees
Biriyani
Durbar Hall Ground
+91-484  2354321
Rahmaniya
Chappathi & Kethel ChickenFry
Kaloor behind Lenin centre
+91-484 2538111
Food court
All Varieties
Revenue tower Jetty
 
Ambiswami
Veg
Kadavathara/Pallimukku
085470 76799
Gokul  Ottupura
Veg
Jose Jn.-Bypass-Kadavathara
+91-484 220 3841
Golden dragon
Chinese food
Ravipuram-Elamkulam
+91-484-2368453
Dhe  Puttu
Puttu varieties
Bypass Edapally
                089433 42492
Paragon
Biriyani
Lulu Mall Edappally
+91-484 4011000
Thakkaram
Malabar
Vyttila
095264 42288
 
 
Famous Hospitals
 
NAME
SPECIALIZATION
LOCATION
CONTACT DETAILS
Lakeshore  Hospital
Cancer/Gastro/Medical Tourism
N H Bypass, Maradu
+91-484-2701032/2701033/2703951
Medical Trust Hospital
Ortho/Neuro/Cardiac
M G Road ,Pallimukku
+91-484  235 8001
Amrita Hospital
All Specializations
Ponekara ,Edapally
+91-484  400 1234
Aster Medicity
Robotic  surgery/Medical tourism
Chittor, Cheranallor
+91-484  669 9999
Specialist Hospital
Trauma Surgery
Ernakulam North
+91-484 239 5066
Lisie Hospital
Cardiac Surgery
Ernakulam, Kaloor
+91-484 240 2044
PVS Hospital
Gastro
Ernakulam, Kaloor
+91-484  418 2888
E M C
Gynaecology/ Burns
Bypass ,Palarivattom
+91-484 280 7101
Lakshmi Hospital
Gynaecology
Diwans road Ernakulam
+91-484 238 2111
 
 
 

How To Reach

By Air
Cochin international Airport-30 km from the City.
By Train
Two Railway stations –Ernakulam Junction. And Ernakulam Town
By Bus
The most inexpensive way to get toCochin from nearby cities like Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad are the government or private run buses.

Distance

  • Bangalore: 550 km
  • Madurai: 270 km
  • Chennai: 710 km
  • Coimbatore: 200 km
  • Mysore: 370 km
  • Hyderabad: 1100 km
  • Mangalore: 420 km
  • Goa: 800 km
  • Kanyakumari: 300 km

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