) refers to the western part of the mainland of Kochi
city in Kerala
. The name 'Ernakulam' is derived from the name of a very famous temple of Lord Shiva called the Ernakulathappan Temple
. It is also said that the word Ernakulam was drawn from Malayalam words 'Ere naal Kulam', which mean 'Pond for a long time'. Ernakulam is the commercial capital of the state of Kerala.The Kerala High Court
is situated in Ernakulam.
Ernakulam is located at . It has an average elevation of .
Ernakulam assembly constituency is part of Ernakulam
Ernakulam is the nerve of business in Kerala. Almost all firms in Kerala and outside Kerala have offices at Ernakulam. It is also home to the Cochin Stock Exchange
:the only stock exchange in Kerala.
There are over twenty cinema halls
that screen movies in Malayalam
. A film festival, known as the Cochin International Film Festival
(CIFF), was held in the city in 2004 and 2005.
Ernakulam is well served by private/government buses, autorickshaws and ferries. Ernakulam has a number of jetties where passengers can embark and disembark from ferries. Travelling via ferries is cheaper and faster than travelling by buses and/or autos. The main jetty is called the Ernakulam jetty from where one can board a ferry to Vypin, Fort Kochi and Willingdon Island. Ernakulam jetty is close to the... Read More