|• Total||10.59 km2 (4.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,485/km2 (6,440/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||1014 ♂/♀|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Ernakulam|
Cheranallur or Cheranellore or Cheranelloor is a suburb of Kochi city in the state of Kerala, India and lies on the banks of the Periyar River. According to tradition, the area was named by its earlier inhabitants who found this place very fertile and beautiful. The name in its local language Malayalam means "Good Village of Cheras".
The National Highway 66, which connects Cochin with Mumbai-Panvel, goes through Cheranalloor crossing the Vallarpadam International Container National Highway National Highway 47C (India) (the only junction between the two Highways). Cheranallur is a place surrounded by backwaters, and brackish lagoons which are commonplace in Kerala. The former ruler of these area was known as "Cheranallor Karthavu" - he was one of the influential lords around Cochin area before the Sakthan Thampuran of Cochin.
As of 2001 [update] India census, Cheranallur had a population of 26,330. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Cheranallur has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 87% and female literacy of 84%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Cheranallur used to be a very busy ferry in NH66 but the opening of the bridge called Varapuzha Bridge has negated the importance of the place. The only significant trade in the area is arecanut trading. The new National Highway to the vallarpadam container terminal from kalamassery passes through cheranellore cutting the NH66, forming the only junction in this highway, which is considered to become one of the biggest junction in the city. This makes cheranellore a hotspot as it connects Edappally, Kalamassery, Paravur and Ernakulam.. The cheranalloor ferry connects Eloor, Mannamthuruth and Cheranallur. All the three places are bus terminals. Cheranallur is connected to Ernakulam through Chittoor and Edappally and Palarivattom.
Cheranallur has two Famous temples. 1)Cheranellore Bhaghavathi temple (one among 108 Durga Temples) which is considered to be as important as Chottanikkara Bhagavathi Temple. 2)Marapparambu Shiva Temple (Swayam bhoo, Vaidyanatha Temple). Both lies on sides of the New Vallarpadam National Highway. Chittoor Sreekrishna Swamy temple, Vishnupuram Maha Vishnu temple and Sree Kalishwari temple are also situated in Cheranallur Panchayath.
There are four churches in Cheranallur. 1)St James church (Roman Latin Catholic Church) 2)Our lady of perpetual help, Naduvilepally (Roman Latin Catholic Church) 3)St Mary's Church, Kottaparamb (Syro Malabar Catholic Church). 4) Holy family church South Chittoor ( Roman Catholic Church Latin )
Pandit Karuppan, V. V. K. Valath, Chakkiath Kochuvareed are a few among the great personalities from here. Cheranallur is one of the beautiful locations in Ernakulam along the river sides of Periyar called Varappuzha Kayal or Varapuzha Lake. Cheranallur is the northern tip of the assembly constituency (which is the only Panchayth within the constituency), Ernakulam, now represented by T. J. Vinod.
Ernakulam is a district of Kerala, India, that takes its name from the eponymous city division in Kochi. It is situated in the central part of the state, spans an area of about 3,000 square kilometres (1,200 sq mi), and is home to over 9% of Kerala's population. Its headquarters are located at Kakkanad. The district includes Kochi, also known as the IT and commercial capital of Kerala, which is famous for its ancient Hindu temples, churches, and mosques. The district includes the largest metropolitan region of the state: Greater Cochin. Ernakulam is the district that yields the most revenue and the largest number of industries in the state. It contributes to around 60% of the annual state revenue, and is the third most populous district in Kerala, after Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram. The district also hosts the highest number of international and domestic tourists in Kerala state.
Perumbavoor is a historic place located at Bank of Periyar in Ernakulam District in the Indian state of Kerala. It lies in the north-eastern tip of the Greater Cochin area and is also the headquarters of Kunnathunad Taluk. Perumbavoor is famed in the state for wood industries and small-scale industries. Ernakulam lies 30 km southwest of Perumbavoor. The town lies between Angamaly and Muvattupuzha on the Main Central Road (MC), which connects Thiruvananthapuram to Angamaly through the old Travancore part of Kerala. Perumbavoor lies in the banks of rivers Periyar and Muvattupuzha.
Edappally or Idappalli is a region in the city of Kochi, Kerala, India. It is a major commercial centre as well as a prominent residential region. Edappally junction is one of the busiest junctions in the city.
North Paravur, formerly known as Parur, is a municipality in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a northern suburb of the city of Kochi and is situated around 20 km from the city centre. It is also the first place in India to use electronic voting machine during the by-elections in 1982.
Ernakulampronunciation (help·info), is a portion of the city of Kochi in central Kerala, India and has lent its name to the Ernakulam district. The Kerala High Court, the office of the Kochi Municipal Corporation and the Cochin Stock Exchange are situated here. Ernakulam is known as the commercial capital of Kerala. The Ernakulam Junction is a major railway station of the Indian Railways. Initially, Ernakulam was the headquarters of the Ernakulam District but was later shifted to Kakkanad. Ernakulam was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. It is located 220 kilometres (137 mi) north - west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The city has served as an incubator for many Malayali entrepreneurs and is a major financial and commercial hub of Kerala.
Eloor is a suburb of Kochi and a municipality in Paravur Taluk, Ernakulam District in the Indian state of Kerala, India. It is an industrial area situated around 13 kilometres north of the city centre. It is an island of 14.21 km2 formed between two distributaries of river Periyar and is the largest industrial belt in Kerala.The neighbouring places of Eloor are Kalamassery industrial hub, Aluva, Cheranalloor and Paravur.
Kalamassery is a major industrial region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. It houses companies like Apollo Tyres and HMT; IT/Electronics Parks like KINFRA Hi Tech Park, Startup Village, and Electronics City. Kalamassery is also home to educational institutions such as the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Ernakulam Medical College, and the Cochin University of Science and Technology. The Thrikkakara temple, Unichira and Eloor industrial township, are in the vicinity of Kalamassery.
Kochi is a major port city in the Indian state of Kerala. The city is widely known as the commercial or economic capital of the state of Kerala and thus good transport infrastructure is critical for the city's economy. The road infrastructure in Kochi has not been able to meet the growing traffic demand and hence traffic congestion is a major problem in the city. A comprehensive transport development plan has been included in the Kochi Masterplan hoping to improve the transport infrastructure. Kochi Metro, the rapid transit system for the city was inaugurated on 17 June 2017. A Suburban Railway system, intended to considerably ease congestion, is also to be built in the near future.
Vallarpadam is one among the group of islands, that form part of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. It is situated in the Vembanad Lake, locally known as The Kochi Lake and has a population of over 10,000. Vallarpadam is one of the two islands, the other being Willingdon Island, around which the Port of Kochi is situated. The International Container Transshipment Terminal of the port is situated entirely in Vallarpadam island. Vypin island lie on its west side and Mulavukad island lie to its east.
Aroor is a census town at the northern end of Alappuzha district and the southern end of the Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala, India. It is a seafood related industrial area of Alleppey district
Mulavukad, also known locally as Bolgatty Island, is one of the villages that forms part of the district of Ernakulam, Kerala, India. It is situated in the Mulavukad Grama Panchayat. Vypin island and Vallarpadam island lie on its west side and Vaduthala lie to its east. Mulavukad is connected to mainland Ernakulam & Vallarpadam by the Goshree bridges and to Container terminal road at north side to connect to Kalamassery and Aluva side. Easy connection to the CBD, Northern and Southern side of Cochin city make the Island unique among other Goshree Islands.
Varapuzha is a northern suburb of the city of Kochi. It is a census town in Paravur Taluk, Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. Situated around 15 km (9 mi) from the city centre and 8 km (5 mi) from Edapally, the areas lies in the NH 66 connecting Vytilla with North Paravur. Its specialty is that considerably large scale paddy cultivating area is situating western part of Varapuzha which is called Devaswompadam, specialised with Pokkali paddy cultivation and interim crop as fish cultivation locally called 'Kettu'. The common work of the natives are fishing and agriculture.
Kodanad is a rural riverside village of Ernakulam district in Kerala, South India. Kodanad is situated on the south bank of Periyar river, about 42 kilometers east of Kochi. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is about 20 km (12 mi) by road. The village is a major tourist destination because it houses an Elephant training center.
Panayikulam is a small village which falls in the Alangad Grama Panchayat, Paravur Taluk, Kerala, India. It is just near to Aluva town. A nice place to live in, easily accessible to Aluva Railway Station at 7 km, Nedumbassery International Airport 10 km and the Kochi City at 15 km. It is a preferred residential locality due to its proximity to the industrial areas, viz Binanipuram, Eloor and Kalamassery, where major factories like FACT, HMT, HIL, TCC, Binani,CMRL etc., are situated. Can commute on daily basis to the InfoPark, Kochi which is almost 12 km away. The place is providing its residents with pure water with no salinity in it and plain beautiful land very close to the Periyar River.It is the birthplace of Famous Film director/Actor Althaf Salim
Mahatma Gandhi Road, popularly known as M. G. Road, is the main artery as well as the commercial high street of the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. The road lies north-south with its boundaries at the Venduruthy bridge, Thevara in the south, and the Madhava Pharmacy Junction in the north, where it intersects the Banerji Road. The road was earlier part of the NH 47A and was later handed over to Kochi Municipal Corporation. The highway was earlier known as Seventy Feet road. The total distance of the road is 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi).
The Kochi Bypass is a segment of NH66(National Highway 66) that bypasses the CBD of the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. The highway stretches 17 km from Edapally in the Ernakulam district to Aroor in Alappuzha district, via. Palarivattom, Vyttila, Kundannoor, Madavana, Kumbalam. The Government of Kerala began the preliminary works in 1973. After a slow progress, it was partially opened for traffic in the beginning years of the 1980s. The section between Edapally and Vyttila had four lanes from the beginning. The rest of the carriageway was also upgraded to different sections of 4 lane, 5lane and 6 lanes by 2010
Pizhala is an island near Kochi surrounded by river Periyar. It is the central part and Capital of Kadamakkudy Grama Panchyath, Kanayannur Taluk, Ernakulam District in the Indian state of Kerala. The name Pizhala is derived from the Portuguese words paz na ilha, which mean 'peace on island'. Pizhala island was formed naturally due to the great floods of Periyar in 1341 AD, which choked the Muziris Port, one of the greatest ports in Ancient World.
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Ernakulam district is blessed with all types of transport. It has the most number of Regional Transport Offices in the state.