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    Ernakulam Holiday Homes, Homestays & Serviced apartments

    Ernakulam is the commercial capital of Kerala. The city got its name from the name of a very famous temple of Lord Shiva called the Ernakulathappan Temple. The Chinese fishing nets, the Jewish Synagogue, the Dutch palace, the Portuguese and British Architecture, represents the rich heritage of the land.

    The main tourist attractions here are the Hill Palace Museum, Kaladi, Kodanad, Chendamangalam, Malayatoor, Bhoothathankettu, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, etc.

    Hill Palace Museum: The Hill Palace Museum is located about 10 kms from Ernakulam. This was once the official residence of the royal family of Kochi. There are about 49 buildings in the palace complex built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture. The museum is surrounded by 52 acres of terraced land with a deer park and also has facilities for horse riding. This is Kerala’s first ever Heritage Museum and also the largest museum of archaeological remain in Kerala. The museum houses rare coins, manuscripts, sculptures of stone and Plaster of Paris, oil paintings, 19th century paintings, murals and inscriptions of the royal Kochi family.

    Kaladi: This is the birthplace of Adi Shankaracharya, the great Advaita philosopher of the 8th century. There are temples of Sri Shankaracharya, Sharada Devi, Sri Krishna and Sri Ramkrishna here. You can also see here the place where Sri Shankaracharya took his vows of renunciation also known as Crocodile Ghat.

    Kodanad: Kodanad is the largest elephant training centre of Kerala. A mini zoo for wild animals is also here.

    Chendamangalam: This is one of the must visit historic places of Ernakulam. The place is located about 23 kms from Ernakulam. Here there is a rare geographical combination of three rivers, seven inlets, hillocks and vast expanses of green plains. The main places to visit in this small town are the Paliam Palace, Kottayil Kovilakom and the Vypeenkotta Seminary. The Paliam Palace is abode of the Paliath Achans. There is a great collection of historic documents and relics in this palace. Kottayil Kovilakom is situated on the top of a hill and from here you can get the unusual sight of a temple, a church, a mosque and the remains of a Jewish synagogue, all situated next to each other. Vypeenkotta Seminary here was built by the Portuguese during the 16th century.

    Malayatoor: Here is the famous Catholic Church built on the Malayatoor hill dedicated to St. Thomas. The annual festival celebrated here every year on the month of March is Malayatoor Perunnal.

    Bhoothathankettu: This is a scenic place situated in a vast virgin forest. The place lies close to the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkadu. This is an excellent picnic spot for adventure seekers. Trekking to the old Bhoothathankettu is really exciting.  

    Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary: The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is located in the evergreen forests in the Devikulam Taluk district of Ernakulam. This sanctuary was discovered by the renowned ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali and thus named after him. The sanctuary is known for the various indigenous birds like the Malabar grey-hornbill, woodpecker, rose-ringed and blue-winged parakeet, Indian rollers, cuckoos, common snipes, crow pheasants, jungle nightjars, kites, grey drongos, Malabar trongs, large pied wagtails, baya sparrows, grey jungle fowls, Indian hill mynas, robins, jungle babblers, sunbirds, darters, etc. This sanctuary is also home to rare birds like the Ceylon frog-moth, Rose-billed roller, Crimson-throated barbets, bee-eaters, shrikes, fairly bluebirds, grey-headed fishing eagles, black winged kites, night herons, grey hornbills and Malabar hornbills. During winter various migratory birds migrate here.

    Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary: This sanctuary is known as the ‘green lung of Kochi’. This is located in the centre of Kochi. It spreads over an area of 2.74 hectares. There is shallow tidal lake surrounded by thick mangrove vegetation in the sanctuary. The lake is connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal and is home to seven species of fishes. There are about 194 birds belonging to 32 species in the sanctuary. You can also see 17 species of butterfly and six species of mammals here. Here you can find mammals such as flying-fox, painted bat, Eurasian otter, house rat and three-striped palm squirrel.

    There are many budget holiday rental properties in Ernakulam such as homestays, guesthouses, bed & breakfast, serviced apartments, resorts etc. with all the required amenities enabling a perfect stay for the tourists.

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