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Best tourist places in Ernakulam District, kerala - (2017 Best for tourists)

Best tourist places in Ernakulam District, Kerala (2019 Best for tourists) - List of tourist places in Ernakulam 

1. CHINESE FISHING NETS -


  • Chinese Fishing Nets in Fort Kochi Fort Kochi- The Chinese Fishing nets that line the sea-front and exhibit a mechanical method of catching fish by local fishermen in Fort Kochi & Best tourist places in Ernakulam
  • Chinese fishing nets are known as 'Cheenavala' in Malayalam.
  • It is believed to be introduced in Kochi by Zheng He, the Chinese Explorer from the court of Kubla Khan.
  • The Chinese nets are made up of teak wood and bamboo poles. Each with a 10 m height is used to be fixed on a beach.
  • A cantilever with an attached net is then spread over an area of 20 meters.

2. VALLARPADAM CHURCH - 


  • vallarpadam church in Fort Kochi The Vallarpadam Church, popularly known as Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, is a popular pilgrimage centre.
  •  Considering its divinity, the church was declared as a major pilgrim centre by the government of India in the year 1951 and in 2002, the Kerala government declared it as a major tourists centre.

3. MATTANCHERRY PALACE -

  • Mattancherry palace in Fort Kochi Mattancherry Palace or Dutch Palace was built by the Portuguese and gifted to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi & Best tourist places in Ernakulam
  • Constructed in the year 1557, the palace depicts the traditional Kerala art and architecture.
  • You can see here numerous mural paintings showcasing various incidents related to Hindu epics and Puranas. Also go through the portraits of Maharajahs, who ruled Kochi along with their ceremonial dresses, coins, weapons etc.
  • The palace will be opened on all days except Fridays with a nominal entrance fee.
  • Distance - 
  • Cochin International Airport is located around 42 km away from the palace.
  • Mattancherry Palace is placed around 10 km away from the Ernakulam town and railway station.

4. JEWISH SYNAGOGUE - 

  • Jewish synagogue in Ernakulam Jewish synagogue also known as Paradeshi Synagogue in Mattancherry, Ernakulam, is considered to be one of the oldest active synagogues in the Commonwealth of Nations & Best tourist places in Ernakulam
  • The synagogue was built in the year 1568 by the Malabari Jews (Cochin Jews)
  • The synagogue will be opened on every day except Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
  • There is a nominal ticket fee for the visitors.
  • Distance - 
  • Jewish synagogue is around 10 km away from the Ernakulam town.

5. BOLGHATTY PALACE -

  • Bolgatty palace in fort kKochiSet in the backdrop of Kochi backwaters and placed amidst the beautiful garden, the Bolgatty Palace in Kochi has now transformed into a most wanted Heritage hotel in Kerala. Originally built by the Dutch in 1774, the huge mansion is considered to be the oldest existing Dutch palace outside Holland.
  • This is a perfect retreat for honeymooners and the hotel provides exclusive honeymoon and lakefront cottages for them.
  • Apart from this, the hotel is equipped with a mini golf course, swimming pool, Ayurvedic centre and daily Kathakali performances.
  • The palace is easily accessible from Ernakulam town &Best tourist places in Ernakulam.

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