Ernakulam
 
ERNAKULAM
n Area: 2407 Sq. Km
n Population : 3,105,798 (2001 census) 
n Rainfall (Annual): 3432 mm

n Altitude: 300 m above Sea level
n Climate: Moderate
n Tourist Season: October to March
n Telephone access code: 91 484

  
Ernakulam is located on the coast of the Arabian sea with Kottayam and Alappuzha districts on the south, Idukki on the east and Thrissur on the north. The commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi in Ernakulam, is also know as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. with one of the finest natural harbours in the world, this was once a major centre of commerce and trade with the British, Arab, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch etc. 

GETTING THERE & AWAY
 
Air
Nearest airport: Nedumbassery (30 km) 
 
Train 
Ernakulam junction (South Station) & Ernakulam Town (North Station).
 
Road
An excellent road network links Ernakulam to all major towns and , cities in Kerala. 
 
Ferry services
The ferry station is adjacent to the central bus station (3 - 4 km from the railway stations). 
 
Public utility services

  • KSRTC, Central Bus Stn. Ph: 2372033

  • Railway (enquiry) Ph: 131

  • Head Post Office, (Hospital Road) Ph: 2369869

  • Rail Mail Service, Railway Station (Town), Kollam Ph: 2390920