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.
Climate & Geography
Ernakulam is located in Kerala at 9.98°N 76.28°E coordinates. It has an average elevation of 4 m above the sea level.
Ernakulam has a tropical monsoon climate. Its proximity with the coastal region results in less fluctuations of temperature between day and night and around the year. South-west monsoon brings heavy showers to this city.
NH47 offers excellent connectivity with all major cities around. Ernakulam Junction Railway Station is the one of the busiest railway station in Kerala and is located in the main hub of the city. It is the route for many express trains. The other station in the city gets the passenger trains mostly. Ernakulam city can be reached through Cochin International Airport, located 27km away. There are many direct flights for domestic and international locations.
For travelling around the city there are plenty of options from buses to rickshaws to ferries and taxis. All these modes are easy to avail since the frequency and number is high.