Kochi - Place To See Around| April 30, 2012
Chendamangalam: Chendamangalam, located about 42 km from Ernakulam, boasts of the remains of the Paliam Palace. The palace is a sheer architectural splendor and was once the residence of the Paliath Achans, the hereditary prime ministers to Kochi Rajas.
Malayattoor: About 47 km from Cochin, Malayattoor is famous for its Catholic church dedicated to the apostle St Thomas.
Bhoothathankettu: Location: Located 50 km from Ernakulam, Bhoothathankettu on the banks of Periyar River is famous for its Salim Ali bird sanctuary.
Kalady: It is the birth place of Adi Sankaracharya, the great Indian philosopher. Kalady is situated 6 km from Nedumbassery airport and 10 km from Angamaly railway station.
Cheeyappara Waterfalls: Cheeyapara located between Neriamangalam and Adimali on the highway linking Cochin with Madurai, is counted amongst Kerala's most splendid waterfalls.
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary: Mangalavanam is a popular bird sanctuary. Best to visit between mid-January to early-March.
Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village (15 km from city centre). India's first eco-tourist village.