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Kallil Temple

 

Kallil in Kunnathunad taluk of the district is of great interest for historians and archaeologists. It is famous for the rock cut caves housing Jain monuments.

 

Chottanikara Temple

 

The sacred shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati and lies near Ernakulam city. Nearby is the Poornatrayesa temple at Tripunittura, where the goddess is worshipped along with Lord Vishnu and is known as Lakshmi-Narayana.

 

The Parikshith Thampuran Museum

 

It is located in the Durbar Hall of the palace. It exhibits a rich collection of 19th century oil paintings, old coins, sculptures and Mughal paintings and megalithic relics of Kerala.One may also visit the Deer Park situated here. Horse riding facility is also available.

 

Edapally Museum of Kerala History

 

It is located about 10kms from Ernakulam, on Ernakulam-Alwaye route. It is known for the Museum of Kerala History & Its Makers, which is a fine representation of the rich historical legacy of Kerala.An impressive image of the mythological sage Parasuram, the creator of the lush land of Kerala is set outside the museum. There are sound and light shows, accompanied by commentaries in English and Malayalam. The show provides an insight in to the glorious past of the State.

 

M.N.F Gallery of Paintings & Sculptures:

 

It is another attraction of Edappally and is located next to Museum of Kerala History. The gallery has about two hundred original paintings of eminent Indian painters. There is also an authentic collection of reproductions of selected world masters and mural reproductions o f Indian art. The centre also exhibits splendid modern sculptures.

 

Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple

 

This museum temple lies about 8km away from Ernakulam.The inscriptions found in the temple indicates that the foundation was laid in 947AD.The temple is worth visiting as it exhibits historical legacy right from the Neolithic Age to the modern times through well represented life-size figures. A sound and light show accompanied by commentaries in English and Malayalam is also held here.

 

Vamanamoorthy Temple

 

This ancient temple at Thrikkakara near Ernakulam is noted for the inscriptions dating back to 10th -13th centuries.

 

Kothamangalam

 

The town is located 55km. from Kochi on the Aluva- Munnar road and is known for various ancient churches. The 14th century St.Thomas Church of the Orthodox Syrians and the St.Mary’s Church are of special interest.

 

Malayattor

 

This Christian pilgrim centre lies just across the Periyar river from Kodanadu, the river can be crossed by boat, which takes about 5 minutes time. It is 53km.from Kochi and 8km.from Kalady.The town is known for the St.Thomas Church, which is one of the greatest Catholic churches in the State. The annual feast falls in the month of Mar/Apr., which attracts thousands of devotees. It is said that St.Thomas has prayed at this shrine.

 

Tripunittura

 

Located 9km from Kochi, it was the seat of Cochin Rajas.Sri Poornathreyesa temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu is a masterpiece of Chola architecture. The town is associated with “Athachamayam”- a spectacular procession which marks the beginning of Onam Festival. The “Sahyadri International Ayurvedic Centre” here is renowned world over.

 

The Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura

 

The museum is housed in the palace of the former royal family of Kochi and lies about 10kms. From Kochi and 12kms.from Ernakulam.The palace complex was built in 1865 and has 49 elegant buildings built in traditional Kerala architectural style.The palace houses an etno-archaeological museum  and a heritage museum, which is first of its kind in Kerala.The museum exhibits the riches and fortunes of the former royal family of Kochi.King’s throne and the crown are some of the most interesting objects displayed here. Other items includes majestic beds, paintings , carvings, and samples of epigraphy.

 

Gundu Island

 

It sprawls over an area of just 5 acres and is smallest island around Kochi.The island is famous for the Coir Factory, where ropes and carpets are manually manufactured by looms.

 

Mangalavanam

 

This mangrove forest in the heart of the town is located on the Dr.Salim Ali Road, just behind the High court building. It has a small bird sanctuary, which attracts many migratory birds throughout the year.

 

Marine Drive- Park Avenue-Fine Arts Avenue.

 

This scenic area on the Ernakulam foreshore, facing the beautiful backwaters is truly enchanting. From here one can enjoy the views of nearby islands as well as the merchant ships and the cruise liner halting for fuelling. It is the main business and shopping area. The Park Avenue is dotted with several parks.

 

See India Foundation

 

This institute is situated at Kalathil Parambil Lane near Ernakulam Junction railway station. It organizes Kathkali dance programmes.

 

St.Francis Assisi Church

 

It is the oldest and the most attractive church in Ernakulam.The structure is a fine blend of Portuguese and Kerala styles and is noted for its unique roof, which rests only on the centre pillars on the either sides.

 

Siva Temple

 

The sacred shrine is situated in the heart of the town, near the Cochin Cultural Centre and the Durbar Hall Ground. According to a legend, the idol here was installed by sage Nagarishi.It is one of the largest temple of the State and the annual temple festival held for eight days during the month of January.

 

Chottanikara Temple

 

The sacred shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati and lies near Ernakulam city. Nearby is the Poornatrayesa temple at Tripunittura, where the goddess is worshipped along with Lord Vishnu and is known as Lakshmi-Narayana.

 

 

 

The Parikshith Thampuran Museum

 

It is located in the Durbar Hall of the palace. It exhibits a rich collection of 19th century oil paintings, old coins, sculptures and Mughal paintings and megalithic relics of Kerala.One may also visit the Deer Park situated here. Horse riding facility is also available.

 

Edapally

 

It is located about 10kms from Ernakulam, on Ernakulam-Alwaye route. It is known for the Museum of Kerala History & Its Makers, which is a fine representation of the rich historical legacy of Kerala.An impressive image of the mythological sage Parasuram, the creator of the lush land of Kerala is set outside the museum. There are sound and light shows, accompanied by commentaries in English and Malayalam. The show provides an insight in to the glorious past of the State.

 

M.N.F Gallery of Paintings & Sculptures:

 

It is another attraction of Edappally and is located next to Museum of Kerala History. The gallery has about two hundred original paintings of eminent Indian painters. There is also an authentic collection of reproductions of selected world masters and mural reproductions o f Indian art. The centre also exhibits splendid modern sculptures.

 

Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple

 

This museum temple lies about 8km away from Ernakulam.The inscriptions found in the temple indicates that the foundation was laid in 947AD.The temple is worth visiting as it exhibits historical legacy right from the Neolithic Age to the modern times through well represented life-size figures. A sound and light show accompanied by commentaries in English and Malayalam is also held here.

 

Vamanamoorthy Temple

 

This ancient temple at Thrikkakara near Ernakulam is noted for the inscriptions dating back to 10th -13th centuries.

 

Kothamangalam

 

The town is located 55km. from Kochi on the Aluva- Munnar road and is known for various ancient churches. The 14th century St.Thomas Church of the Orthodox Syrians and the St.Mary’s Church are of special interest.

 

 

 

 

Malayattor

 

This Christian pilgrim centre lies just across the Periyar river from Kodanadu, the river can be crossed by boat, which takes about 5 minutes time. It is 53km.from Kochi and 8km.from Kalady.The town is known for the St.Thomas Church, which is one of the greatest Catholic churches in the State. The annual feast falls in the month of Mar/Apr., which attracts thousands of devotees. It is said that St.Thomas has prayed at this shrine.