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Tourism > India > Kerala > Districts > Ernakulam


District Profiles

District Area 2408 sq km
Population 27,97,779
Altitude Sea Level
Climate Warm Tropical
Temperature Summer : Max. 33 °C, Min. 24 °C
Winter : Max. 32 °C, Min. 22 °C
Rainfall 254 cm (Annual)
Best Season January, February, March, April, August, September and December.
Rainy Season June, July, August, October and November
Clothing Tropical Cottons
Language Malayalam, English
STD Code 0484
ISD Code +91

Taluks in Ernakulam

This palm-green commercial town of Kerala is one of the finest natural harbours in the world from where ships set sail for foreign ports with different products of Kerala, like seafood, pepper, rubber and coir. Across the bridge into the old city, there are bastions and streets built by the Portuguese over 500 years ago. It was here in St. Francis Church that the body of Vasco da Gama was originally buried. The enormous fishing nets on the sea front of Cochin provide a charming view.


  • The district is bordered by the Arabian Sea in the West
  • Thrissur District in the North
  • Idukki District in the East
  • Alappuzha and Kottayam District in the South.

The famous river Periyar, flows through all the Taluks except Muvattupuzha. Muvattupuzha River and a branch of Chalakkudy River provide a wide stretch of backwaters to the Ernakulam district and is a major attraction of the place.


Ernakulam district was formed out of the erstwhile kingdoms of Travancore, Kochi and Malabar. The Kochi kingdom had a major share in the establishment of the district. The word Ernakulam was drawn from a Tamil word 'Erayanarkulam' which means abode of Lord Shiva's.

Ernakulam has the majority of islands in Kerala. The main islands of this district are Willington Island, the world's most populated Vypeen Island, Cheriya Kadamakkudi, Valiya Kadamakkudi, Ramanthuruthu, Ponjikkara, Vallarpadam, Kumbalam, Panangad, Cheppanam, Nettoor, Pizhala, Kankattuthuruthu, Korampadam, Cheranelloor, Chathanadu and Chendamangalam. It is believed that the formation of all these islands took place from the soil accumulated due to soil erosion of highlands.

One can see the impressions of Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British and Portuguese seafarers, who followed the sea route to Kochi. The present Ernakulam District include Paravur, Aluva, Kochi, Kanayannoor, Muvattupuzha, Kunnathunadu, Kothamangalam Taluks which come under Fort Kochi and Muvattupuzha Revenue Sub Division.

Places To Visit

How To Reach

Air - International Airport at Nedumbassery (20 km from town)

Rail - Ernakulam (Kochi) is a major railhead of the Southern Railway. Main Station : Ernakulam junction. Other stations : Ernakulam town & Kochi Harbour Terminus.

Road - An excellent road network links to all major towns and cities in india.

Ferry - There are two ferry stations in Ernakulam. The main boat jetty is one km from the junction railway station and the other is near the high court.

Where To Stay

Le Meridien, Kundannur

Taj Malabar, Willington island

Hotel Avenue Reagent, Jos junction

Choice Sea Side Hotel, Cantonment, Ernakulam.

Centaur Tourist Home, M A Road.

Kamala International, S M Road.

Kavitha Tourish Home, S N Park.

Motel Aram, Kalliassery.

Omars Inn, Station Road.

Yatri Nivas (KTDC), Near Police Club.

Bharat Hotel, Ernakulam.

Casino Hotel, Willingdon Island.

Dwaraka Hotel, Ernakulam.

Ganam Hotel, Ernakulam.

Grand Hotel, Ernakulam.

Where To Eat

Hotel Abad, Near Kavitha theatre, MG Road.

Bimbis, Jos junction

Hotel Sealord, Menaka

Ceylon Bake House (Chicken Biriyani fame), Near Menaka

Hotel Anugraha (Vegetarian), Vytilla Junction, Ph : 0484 2389461.

Hotel Dwaraka, Near Medical Trust Hospital, MG Road

Hotel Avenue Reagent, Jos junction, MG Road

Hotel Abad Plaza, Near KSRTC stand, MG Road

Hotel Gee Bee Palace, Near Railway station, Angamaly. Ph: 0484 2458705

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