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Ernakulam is the commercial centre and forms the main land of Kochi. The two main railway stations of Kochi are located here. The Airport is based on Wellington Island which is an elongated island west of Erankulam. The Airport is about 6 km from the center of Ernakulam. Talking about centers, Jos Junction in Ernakulam is known as the heart of the city. This Junction mostly caters to the needs of the shoppers and Jewellery lover. It is located on M.G. Road which houses most of the retail shops and shopping centers. You will be amazed to find all that you need on M.G. Road. The city is pretty clean with the local authorities doing a good job in maintaining it in that way. Ernakulam is one of the most advanced cities in Kerala, it depicts the modern life of the Metropolitan Cities of India. The city is filled with glamourous shopping centers and Jewellery shops. The Hotels and Restaurants are very enchanting and serve appetizing food. Among the busy roads and business centers the city also caters to the nature lover with some very beautiful parks, children's playgrounds and beach side pavements.

The Naval base and the Cochin shipyard are also based in Ernakulam. Marine drive is also another business area in Ernakulam which has a beautiful view of the sea and the islands of Cochin. You can also see the merchant ships and the cruise liner halting for fueling.

Cochin City Information




1.35 million (2001)

Time Zone

Indian Standard Time (IST) - UTC +5:30


Sea level


350cm annually


20C-35C (68F-95F)


Monsoon season: June - September (heavy rains)
Mild winter: October - February (cool, dry with occassional rain)
Summer: March - May (hot and humid)


State language: Malayalam
English is widely understood. Hindi and Tamil are used occasionally.


Being a city in a secular country, almost all major religions are represented including Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Jewism, Jainism and Buddhism.

Main Occupation

Trading, fishing, heavy industry and information technology

Airport code


Telephone Code

+91 484

Emergency numbers

Police: 100, Fire: 101, Ambulance: 102.

Power supply

230V, 50Hz


Indian Rupee (INR), 1 Rupee = 100 paise.
Approximate rates: $1 = Rs. 54.97,
1 = Rs. 87.20, 1 = Rs. 70.22


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