Ernakulam often gets bypassed on a trip to Kerala as it is predominantly known as a commercial centre. Any given day this busy hub can remind you of solitude and peace if you visit its numerous jetties. The city is a twin of its next door neighbour Kochi.

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Emakulam Must Visit Places
One can easily avail the frequent jetty service to visit Kochi, Fort Kochi, and nearby islands. The Marine Drive along M.G. Road offers a spectacular view of the backwaters of Mattancherry and Fort Kochi. All the buildings along the Drive have maintained their old-world look and charm complete with sloping roofs. A visit to the ancient St Thomas Catholic Church followed by a trip to St Anthony’s Chapel will soothe your soul. A little chaotic though equally rewarding are visits to the Ernakulathapan Temple, Muruga Temple and the Valanjambalam Devi Temple which is situated less than a kilometre from the city. One can also venture to the business heart of the city for which it is known as the commercial capital of Kerala. Check out the Kochi Stock Exchange and Kerala High Court.

Emakulam's Famous Cuisines
There are many multi-cuisine and also local restaurants and pubs that cater to differing taste buds. Shree Krishna Inn, KR Bakers, Ambi Swamy’s are fine dining options, while if you wish to splurge choose from Le Meridien, Woodlands, and Taj Malabar.

Emakulam Markets
Ernakulam offers you many old and reputed shops to whet your appetite for silk sarees, stoles and kurtas like Kalyan Silks, Seematti Silks and Jayalakshmi Silks. Gold diggers are welcome at grand old outlets like Alukkas, Bhima Jewellers and Alappat Jewellers. Shopping Complexes include Oberon Shopping Mall, GCDA Complex, and Bay Pride Mall. The heart of the city is M.G. Road which is a shopper’s paradise thronged with branded outlets and eateries.

How To Reach Emakulam
While it is absolutely exhilarating to reach Ernakulam by boat, it is also well connected by rail and road with Chennai and Trivandrum. The nearest airport is Kochi.
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