Ernakulam city is situated in Kochi, Kerala. It is the financial capital of the state. The city is the most urbanized part of Kochi with a well-planned infrastructure. Ernakulam derives its name from a very famous temple of Lord Shiva called the Ernakulathappan Temple which is located here. The large scope of domestic tourism in Ernakulam has placed it first amidst the tourist destinations in Kerala. Much of its economy is driven by this tourism along with the contributions from Kochi Port and technology park named InfoPark.
This city has a catchy urban landscape with some historical glimpses of monolithic monuments such as, Dolmens and rock-cut caves. These structures suggest that Ernakulam was inhabited by people since the Stone Age. This urban hub has many stadiums, churches, temples and high-rise buildings. The most notable event of the year here is the Cochin Film Festival that attracts people from all over.
The spoken and official languages here are Malayalam and English.