Ernakulam Tourism, India

Visit Ernakulam - Best of Ernakulam

Ernakulum is a part of Central Kerala and holds its charm in its backwaters, beautiful buildings that have their roots in European, Portugal and Dutch histories and an enigmatic culture and arts scene. The city ofKochi and the Arabian sea offers a range of activities for tourists. From boating in the backwaters, getting lost in the Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary to seeing classic architecture dating back to the 16thcentury and touching royalty at the many palaces that embrace the city, Ernakulum’s pride is easy to see. Today, ‘Kerala – Gods own country’ is one of the top destinations all around the world and has an ever growing tourism value.

Ernakulum is the commercial capital of Kerala and has an archeological history dating back to the Stone Age. The rock-cut caves and the Dolmen monuments are preserved and seen in many parts around the city.

The Pre-colonial history of Ernakulum is signified by the Chera Dynasty of the Sangam age, who ruled over most of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. With time many westerners have come to the city and left a stamp of their identity carved out into the old buildings that are still part of the city’s landscape.

The Chinese fish nets that are now stapled to the sea-side in Ernakulum is the tip of the influences of other countries on Kerala. Today, the city of Ernakulum proudly shineson theworldmap as a city that is true to its past, its rich culture and its urban counterpart.

The nearby Cochin Port is a major trading port in Kerala that connects to major sea routes. Owing to large number of getaway luxury hotels nestled close to the backwaters, the tourism in Ernakulum is only flourishing. Add to that the view, the cuisines, the famous tourist attractions and the love of the sea, and you have a rather unique mix for sure. 

Are you looking for a Ernakulam travel itinerary? Create an itinerary within minutes, on your own!

Facts and Stats for Ernakulam*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ernakulam

    Know the pollution level of Ernakulam before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Ernakulam: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ernakulam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ernakulam.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Living in Ernakulam - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 86.72 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 90.52 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 51.75 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 21.37 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.51 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 69.22 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ernakulam

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ernakulam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.29 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Ernakulam Travel Guides

The best trip plans created by users and travel experts that cover the top spots and attractions of Ernakulam

* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo