Friday, 14 June 2013

Ernakulam, the commercial capital to the Indian state of Kerala, refers to the eastern region of the twin cities Ernakulam-Kochi, which has now developed into an urban agglomeration, making it the third most popular city of the state. The city is believed to have gotten its name from a very famous temple named the Ernakulathappan temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Such is the essence and glory of the place that it is thronged by the maximum number of both Indian as well as international tourists stepping into the state of Kerala. 

Places to visit 

To kick start your excursion trip in Ernakulam on a happy and pious note, the best is to begin with a humble visit to some of its eminent religious destinations like the very popular Ernakulam Shiva temple and the Cheppanam Shiva temple. Ernakulam has some of the most extravagantly built European churches like St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica Church which are well known for its interesting paintings. The Jewish Synagogue which is adorned and decorated with exquisitely hand-painted Chinese tiles is also a major tourist attraction here. There are many museums which depict and showcase ancient sculptures, manuscripts, coins and other artifacts from the royal Cochin family and which can be witnessed at the Hill Palace Museum, Museum of Kerala History and M.N.F Gallery of paintings and sculptures. Apart from these historical and religious sites, Ernakulam is primarily known for its stunning backwaters and widespread beaches which are just the right paces to relax and rejuvenate on a leisure holiday trip. The famous Fort Kochi is one such hamlet of the city which possesses striking beaches with golden sands on it, thereby attracting the maximum footage of domestic and international tourists coming to Kerala. The city is also fringed by a fleet of tiny natural islands among which the Willington Island and the Bolgatty Island add to its uniqueness and charm. One can even enjoy a ferry ride to nearby islands and scenic places like Fort Kochi, Varapuzha, Matancherry, Vypeen and others.

How to Reach

The nearest airport to Ernakulam is the Cochin International Airport which is located at a distance of 30 km from the city. It links the place to almost all major cities of India and overseas. The city of Ernakulam is located on NH 47 which links it to various Indian cities with well connected roads and regular buses plying in and around the state of Kerala. Ernakulam also has two rail heads which connect it to all major towns of the state and other corners of the country as well.

Shopping at Ernakulam

If you happen to visit Ernakulam anytime, do not miss out to have your hands on its gorgeous and exclusive silk sarees which are well-known worldwide. You can even shop for gold and silver jewelry with intricate designs on them and ornate temple jewelry which are quite unique here.
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