Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Ernakulam/Kochi

Bolghatty Island and Palace :
The Bolgatty Island, is a historic town, in the commercial capital of Fort Kochi in Ernakulam. The main attraction here is the palace of the same name. This island is easily
accessible from the mainland. India’s one and only international marina, the Kochi International Marina, is another important part of this island.
In the island of Bolgatty lies Kochi’s famous Bolgatty Palace. It is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces in the world. It was built by the Dutch traders in the year 1744 and later was extended and gardens were landscaped around it.There is also daily Kathakali performances making this a perfect place for both Foreign and Indian holidaymakers.

Chottanikkara Temple :
Located at about 18 kilometers away from the city of Kochi, the Chottanikara Temple is one of the famous temples in Kerala. The main deity of this temple is Goddess Bhagavathy, who is worshipped in three avatars or forms of Saraswathy (Goddess of Knowledge) in the morning, Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) in the noon and Durga (Goddess of Power) in the evening. Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh and Lord Ayyappa are also worshipped in this temple.
The temple opens at 4:00 am till 12 noon and from 4 pm in the evening till 8:45 pm.

Cherai Beach :
Bordering the Vypeen island off Cochin is the lovely beach of Cherai. It is located about 25 kilometers away from Kochi and about 30 kilometers from Kochi International
Airport at Nedumbassery.

Chinese Fishing Nets:
A landmark tourist attraction of Kochi, Kerala, the Chinese Fishing nets, can be seen on the shores of the backwaters. Not only a fishing accessory, these nets have, now become an integral part of Kochi tourism.

These Chinese Fishing is believed to have been brought by Zheng, who is a Chinese explorer, from Kubla Khan’s court.

Fort Kochi :
Get nostalgic and get back to the olden days at Fort Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala. Fort Immanuel Thakur House David Hall Parade Ground, Bastion Bungalow Vasco Da Gama square Pierce Leslie Bungalow, Bishop’s house etc are some of the major attractions of this place. Fort Kochi is one of the places in Kerala where you can get to see a diverse range of cultures. From Malayalis to Jews to Dutch, you can find traces of their culture here.

source: google,kerala tourism

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