ERNAKULAM

Ernakulam District with an area of 2950 sq.km.is one of the most developed districts of Kerala. The District is borded by Thrissur District of Kerala and Taminadu in the north,Idukki District in the east,Kottayam and Alappuzha District in the south and Lekashadweep Sea(Arabian Sea) in the west.Being the commercial hub of Kerala, all the major developments in the fields of industry, transportation and IT happen here. The fact that Ernakulam is the first district in the whole country to have cent percent literacy is a direct indicator of the enviable educational standards of its inhabitants.The availability of all types of transport facilities viz., road, rail, canal, sea, air is a factor which is unique to this district.

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Bolgatty Island
Built by the Dutch in India, Bolgatty Palace is located in the scenic island popularly known as Bolgatty island in Kochi
Cherai Beach
Cherai Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala bordering the northern end of Vypeen Island, is located about 26 km from Ernakulam city, Kochi.
Dutch Palace
The Dutch Palace also called Mattancherry Palace is located 10 km from Ernakulam.
Hill Palace Museum
Thripunithura Hill palace, the largest archaeological museum in Kerala and the erstwhile official residence of the Kochi Royal Family, was built in 1865
Kodanad
Kodanad is a beautiful rural riverside village and a popular picnic spot and tourist destination in the Ernakulam district.
Mangalavanam
The Mangalavanam Bird sanctuary, the green lung to the city of Kochi, is a patch
Pallippuram Fort
Pallipuram Fort is situated in the extreme northern part of the Vypeen Islands in Ernakulam
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
About 58 km from Kochi city and 13 km northeast of Kothamangalam in Ernakulam district; Thattekkad is in Devikulam taluk, Idukki district, central Kerala