There are many tourist places in Ernakulam district. Some of the important tourist attractions around Ernakulam are listed below.
Fort Kochi Beach : This beach is located very close to Kochi city facing the Arabian sea. Fort Kochi is a place of historical importance. Many ancient churches and buildings can be seen here.
Bolgatty Palace : This heritage hotel is a place of historical importance. This place is also located close to Kochi city and it is now an important tourist attraction.
Marine drive : The walkway located at a marine drive is a place for an evening walk. The pathway is located beside the backwaters.
Kodanad Elephant training camp : . Many elephants caught from the wild can be seen here. Visitors can see elephants belonging to different age group.
Jewish Synagogue : This synagogue located at Mattanchery is also a place of historical importance. It was set up by Jewish traders who cane to Kochi 500 years ago.
Ezhattumugham : This place is located close to Angamaly and Kochi international airport. This place is full of natural beauty. Here water can be seen cascading down the rocks.
Hill Palace Museum : This museum is located at Thripunithura near Kochi. This place was originally the administrative office of the Kochi Maharajas. Now it has been converted to a museum. Visitors can enter the museum after paying a nominal fee.
Bhoothathankettu : This scenic place is located near Kothamangalam, which is about 40km from Ernakulam city. There is a dam in this place and the view of the surrounding forest around the dam is worth seeing.
Cherai Beach : This beach is located north of Ernakulam city close to Paravur town. This beach is one of the best beaches in Ernakulam district. Due to the close proximity to Cochin international airport, many tourists visit this place.
Paniyeli Poru : River Periyar one of the largest rivers in Kerala after flowing through thick forests passes through rocky terrain at Paniyeli. As the river flows through these rocks the water from the river splashes at various spots giving it the appearance of a fight. ‘Poru’ means fight in local Malayalam language.