Ernakulam is a district on the eastern side of Kochi that offers an immersive cultural experience for tourists. Among the various budget hotels in Ernakulam, FabHotel Blue Orchid Railway Station is one of the most popular, located at a distance of 2.4 km from the railway station.
You may find many hotels near attractions in Ernakulam Kochi which reduce your travel time. However, Ernakulam is a small district, so one can afford to stay slightly further as well. You can find good hotel deals in Ernakulam through online booking, which makes the entire process much easier.
Ernakulam has a rich history as the erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Kochi, and is currently home to several important government offices. It also has many fascinating rock-cut caves and monuments from the Stone Age.
Major companies such as Binani Zinc, J.K. Constructions, National Paints and others have set up here. It is also a developing IT hub, home to the offices of companies such as Transpire Solutions, Value Point System Pvt. Ltd and Winds Online Pvt. Ltd.
Trivia: Ernakulam is derived from a Tamil word ‘Erayanarkulam’, which means The House of Lord Shiva.
Shopping and Dining in Ernakulam
Ernakulam has an array of shops offering ready-made garments, jewelry, handicrafts, antiques and more. You can sharpen your bargaining skills at most of the small shops, while splurge on various high-end brands at Lulu Shopping Mall.
The local cuisine offers a smorgasbord of spices, as is typical of Kerala cuisine. Some of the highly rated dining options here are Dhe Puttu, Brindhavan, Kadaloram and Pai Dosa.
Attractions in and around Ernakulam
Some of the notable places of interest in and around Ernakulam are:
• Kadavanthra Bhagavathy Temple (3.4 km)
• Edappally Church Complex (6.9 km)
• Kerala Folklore museum (7.6 km)
• Fort Kochi (10.6 km)
• Mattancherry Palace (12.3 km)
One can also plan a trip to the popular tourist destination of Alappuzha, which is 58.7 km away.
How to reach Ernakulam
The best way to reach Ernakulam is by train, with Ernakulam Junction being one of the busiest stations in the state. One can also catch a flight to Cochin Airport, which is 27.8 km away, and then take a bus or train to reach Ernakulam.
Those looking to travel around the state can even choose to book a budget hotel in Kochi.