Ernakulum is the most urban part of Kochi city. Considered to be the commercial hub of Kerala, Ernakulum is a cosmopolitan compared to the other cities in Kerala. This city is known for its well developed Airport and International port.
Budget Hotels in Ernakulam
There are good budget hotels in Ernakulum. Some of them are Hotel Pearl Continental, (Tariff – Rs.1512), The North Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Castle Rock (Tariff – Rs.1911) and Hotel Maple Regency, (Tariff – Rs.950).
The official language of Ernakulum is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include English and Hindi.
Events in Ernakulam
Some famous festivals and events of Ernakulum include the Pineapple Fest Festival (January), Athachamayam and Ernakulam Shiva Temple Festival (January ).
Places to See in Ernakulam
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ernakulam. Some of the places include Santa Cruz Cathedral (16kms from Ernakulam Town Railway Station), Cherai Beach, Kochi (25kms from Kochi), Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary (3 Km from Ernakulam Junction)
How to Get There
Cochin Airport is said to be the first airport that established the public private partnership. A lot of NRIs from 30 countries have invested on the airport. The Airport is located on the National Highway- 47 (NH-47) at Athany and NH-17 at Angamaly. This airport handles 9 domestic flight and 17 international flights.
Ernakulam railway station is the busiest railway station. Located at Kochi it is well connected to major cities in India. It is said to be the largest railway station among the other two stations in the city which are Ernakulam North and Aluva railway station. The other large railway station in Kochi city is the Ernakulam Town Railway Station.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) provides interstate, intercity and local bus services. Some of the bus stands are Kaloor Private Bus Terminal, Eloor North Bus Stand, Thripunitura Old Bus Stand, Murickens bus stop and Cheranalloor Ferry Bus Stand. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.
A municipal town in Thrissur district of Kerala, Irinjalakuda is located on State Highway 22 (Kerala), which is connected to major national highways NH 47 and NH 17. Two main roads – the State Highway 22 and State Highway 61 intersects at this town. Irinjalakuda, which is one of the oldest municipalities in Kerala, houses the famous Koodalmanikyam Temple. This is the only temple in the country dedicated to the worship of Bharata, the second brother of Rama.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Irinjalakuda. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at the Kallada Regency, Priya Hotel and Kochery Home Stay that offers rooms from Rs.700 onwards.
The annual festival at the Koodalmanikyam Temple is held between April-May. The Pindi Perunnal festival is celebrated in a grand scale at the cathedral in this town.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Koodalmanikyam Temple, St.Thomas Cathedral Church and Daivamakkal Prarthanalayam are located within a kilometre of the bus stand. The famous Sri Guruvayoor temple is situated 20ksm North West of this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Kochi (34kms)
Irinjalakuda has its own Railway Station
The KSRTC Bus Stand, Doctor Padi Bus Stop, Cathedral Junction Bus Stop, Irinjalakuda Mini Bus Station, Irinjalakuda Bus Stand, College Road Bus Stop and SN Bus Stop run regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Kallada Travels that runs regular buses to and from the village. Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility is fast, safe and reliable.