"Places to Visit Cochin Kerala"

Ernakulam, commonly known as Cochin is the industrial city of Kerala, close to the sea. It is a beautiful city which is easily accessible by land, sea and air. Known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, this town is really a tourist hot spot.

Vytila is the busiest road junction in Kerala. But here you can travel by metro/water/road to city attractions. Now as part of renovation of roads you may face some road traffic problems here. So you can use water ways or metro rail to easy journey. 

Tourist Spots Ernakulam

 

Hill Palace



Hill palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, located at Tripunithura, Cochin. It was the administrative office of Kochi(Cochin) Kings, built in 1865. Hill palace is the first heritage museum the largest archeological museum in Kerala. It was the residence of Cochin kingdom. The King's crown, ornaments, various paintings, weapons of that time etc. are exhibits here. The palace will give you a feast of architecture. Monday holiday.

All week days are open except Monday.



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Hill Palace


Hill Palace Museum, located at a distance of 10 km from Kochi, was the residence of the erstwhile rulers of Kochi. Built in the year 1865, it is renowned as a complete Ethno-archaeological museum and the first heritage museum in Kerala. The palace complex itself comprises 49 buildings. It is made in the traditional Kerala style.Oil paintings, murals, sculptures, manuscripts and objects of the Kochi royal family can be seen.

It also features ancient ceramics from the Far East, Kudakallu (Tomb), Topikallu (Hood stone), Latterite monuments, Wooden monuments from the ancient civilizations of the Indus Valley and Harappa. There is also a contemporary gallery. It is the pride of Kerala.

Visiting hours: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
14:00 am to 16:30 pm
 

Monday holiday
 

Entrance fee: Adults - Rs. 30 / - Children (5-12) - Rs. 10 / -

Children's Park: Open until 6:00 pm

Contact details: +91 484 2781113


 

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, about 10 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 33 km
 

Marine Drive: A popular place for spend time relax in the city. The view of the backwaters and the Kochi harbour is mind blowing. Many Shopping malls, gold shops, cinema halls, restaurants, cafeterias and the Rainbow Bridge are the attractions at Marine Drive. It is very closer to Bolgatty palace.

Bolgatty Palace: Oldest existing Dutch palace out side Holland built in 1744. Now it is converted as a resort hotel owned by (KTDC) Kerala government. Situated in a small island, you can go there by boat or road.

In Marine drive a small boat jetty that conducts boat services to the Bolgatty palace. (5 minutes journey). You can also go by bus (will get from High Court bus stop).

Mattancherry Palace: Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and renovated in 1663 by the Dutch. It is also known as Dutch palace. Mural paintings and ancient weapons are displays here.

Fort Kochi (Fort Cochin) 

It is the first European town in India. Each and every nook and corner of the island tells the history of past.

Fort Kochi Places to Visit


Fort Immanuel
Dutch cemetery
Thakur House
David Hall
Parade Ground
St. Francis Church
The Cochin Club
The Bastion Bungalow
The Vasco-da Gama square
The Chinese fishing nets
The Pierce Leslie Bungalow
The Old Harbour House
The Princess Street
The Loafer's Corner
Santa Cruz Basilica
The Vasco house
The VOC gate
The United Club
The Bishop's house etc. are the attractions.

How to get there


Road: You can easily get private buses from Ernakulam city to Fort Cochin. 13 km from Ernakulam south and 16 km from Ernakulam north

Water way: Daily boat services to Fort Cochin from Ernakulam boat jetty.

Vypin: It is also an island place but at present connected by new bridges. Vypin is located at the west edge (closer to sea) of Ernakulam city.
You can see the combination of sea and back waters.
Main attractions are light house and Chinese fishnets.

Water way : There is regular boat service from Ernakulam High Court Jetty or the Main boat jetty to Vypin. It is cheapest way to get there.
You can also get buses from Kerala High Court junction to Vypin.
There are also boat services every 15 minutes from Fort Cochin to Vypin.

Cherai Beach: Vypin to Cherai is 10 km distance by road. It is a charming tourist spot located at the north end of Vypin. Calm long sandy beach with coconut groves and Chinese nets.

Occasionally dolphins are seen here. Sun bath and sea bath are added attractions.

Cherai is about 25 km from the city by road.

Nearest towns North Paravur (6 km) and Kodungallur (10 km)

Wellington Island


Wellington island is a man made island

Kerala History Museum


The museum is located at Edappally. Its a museum for exhibition of ancient weapons, dresses etc. 

8 km from the city.

Pareekshithu Thampuran Museum


It is an another museum in the center of the Ernakulam. Many valuables at the time of Cochin kingdom are exhibited here.

Periyar River


The river Periyar is the longest river in Kerala. When it flows through Aluva it is known as Aluva river. Here is a temple of Lord Siva on the bank of the river. Siva rathri (Aluva Manalppuram) festival is famous.

About 20 km from Ernakulam.
You can access bus or train to Aluva.

Kalady


Kalady is famous by birth of Sree Sankaracharya (Adi Sankara). It is also on the bank of River Periyar.

About 43 km from Ernakulam
Nearest bus station : Ankamali
Railway Station: Ankamali

Elephant training centre -Kodanad

 

It is near to Perumbavoor. Here is a training centre for elephants.
About 70 km from Ernakulam
Nearest bus station: Perumbavoor.

Paniyeli Poru


Paniyeli poru situated at Paniyeli (Perumbavoor) near Kodanad. A beautiful place for river bath and sight seeing. As a part of echo tourism the bank of Periyar and forest is protected from plastic. This echo park is rich with forest. Walking through the forest give a re freshness and on the way seats made by bamboo for rest.

Remember don't liter plastic materials

How to go


Perumbavoor -  Vallam - Kodanadu - Paniyeli poru ( by road)
Or Peeumbavoor - Kuruppampady - Vengoor - Paniyeli

About 70 km from Cochin to Kodanad

Bhoothathankettu Dam


Bhoothathankettu dam is charming tourist spot in
Kerala.

It is about 10 km away from Kothamangalam town and 50 km away from Cochin.

Nearest bus station: Kothamangalam

Edamalayar Hydro Electric Project, Periyar valley and Thattekkadu bird sanctuary is near to this dam.


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Subhash Park

Subhash park is a resting place in the center of Ernakulam city. The park opens 3 pm everyday. The main problem that visitors face here is toilets. The biggest drawback is that the people who arrive here do not have enough toilets to perform their primary needs. The breeze from the Arabian Sea is a relief to the visitors. Moreover a small children's park here for play. No fee for entrance.


The Sea Views Will Thrill You | Kochi


Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation prepares an Egyptian ship "Nefertiti" trip to the Arabian Sea to dazzle you with sea views. Kochi, the Queen of Arabian Sea inviting you to experience of cruising.

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation
Nefertiti (luxury ship Cochn, Kerala)

Nefertiti


Nefertiti the luxury vessel, known as the Queen of Egypt's Celebration Range. This luxury yacht designed to offer travelers a day of entertainment and a royal feast.

The ground floor can accommodate up to 200 people and the Banquet Hall can converted into a conference venue or a DJ music hall. There is also a 3D theater.

The second floor features an AC restaurant and a modern play station for children to play. 

You can also enjoy the sky view from the deck. The ship equipped with all kinds of safety equipment including lifeboats and jackets.

At 10 O'clock on Saturdays, the Bolgatty boat jetty, Cochin departs for 22km into the deep-sea. Lunch on the border of the Indian Ocean. Return at 6 O'clock in the evening. A one-day package including food, art events, DJ dance and game shows.

Travel is free for children up to age five. Charge for children between the ages of 5 and 12 are some concession.

Features:
  • Capacity of 200 passengers.
  • Owned and operated by Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation Ltd.
  • Designed for hosting destination parties, receptions, corporate events, product launches, meetings, get-together etc amidst the sea.
  • The only cruise in Kerala with a  sumptuous Ac restaurant and bar that also serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

Cruise Ship Information
  •     Capacity : 200 passengers
  •     Class : MS CLASS VI
  •     Length : 48.5 m
  •     Breadth : 14.5 m
  •     No of Decks : 3
  •     Draft : 2.4
  •     Top speed : 9 knots

In addition to custom packages that cater to even the most discerning customer, exclusive bookings as well as  individual ticket-based trips on weekends and holidays are on offer.

BOOK YOUR SEAT

Vacation Special Cruise TICKET BOOKING


Trip To Arabian Sea In Egyptian Luxury Ship |  Kochi | Tour Kerala | Travel Kerala
 
Images, Trip and technical details Courtesy: nefertiticruise.com

Boat Timing Vytila To Kakkanad | Kakkanad To Vytila


When I knew that there is a boat service from Vytilla to Kakkanad, really excited. It's Kerala government-owned boat service. Traffic jam is one of the main hindrance to reach tourist destinations in the city.

So the tourists and daily passengers can reach their destinations without traffic jam by boat. Here we publishing boat timing from Vytila to kakkanad and Kakkanad to Vytila.


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Boat Timing From Kakkanad To Vytila

Are you a traveler, you can use boat services at low charges. It's government owned 


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Boat Services Vytila To Kakkanad Timing




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NEWS

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