Ernakulam Tourism

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. 

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

    • Air Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Water Pollution 73.08 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 67.86 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48.21 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 78.85 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 67.31 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • How safe is Ernakulam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ernakulam.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 68.75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Ernakulam is 110.4 (High)

    • Safety Index 70.59 (High)
    • Climate Index 58.87 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 76.94 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.71 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 25.27 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.8 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 41.01 (Very Low)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.09 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 43.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.93 USD

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