Ernakulam, Mattancherry, Fort Kochi are commercially prominent in the state of Kerala and Kochi is famous for oldest synagogue as well as jew town. Kochi has one of the finest natural harbours in the world.

Willingdon Island:Ernakulam willingdon island This is a man made island, was named after the British viceroy Lord Willingdon, surrounded by back waters.

Hill Palace Museum: This 52-acre official residence of the erstwhile Kochi royal family is located at about 10 km from Kochi.

Vasco da Gama Square: Famous for huge cantilevered Chinese Fishing nets erected by traders in 14 century A.D.

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary:Ernakulam thattekad bird sanctuary It was discovered by the Dr. Salim Ali, renowned ornithologist of India.

Bolgatty Island: This is famous for Bolgatty Palace, now a hotel. It was built in 1744 A.D by the Dutch.

Mattancherry Palace: It was built by Portuguese in mid 16 century A.D and gifted to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi.

Jewish Synagogue:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA One of the oldest synagogues in the world in general and Oldest in the Commonwealth in particular ( 1568 A.D ). It is famous for its hand painted floor tiles, a clock tower, Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs, great scrolls and ancient scripts.

Other important places are Kaladi, Kumbalangi Village, Cherai Beach

How to Reach Ernakulam: It is well connected by Rail and Road network. Nearest Airport is loacted at Nedumbassery, about 32 km from the city, Cochin International Airport. Ferry services are also available for local commutation.

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