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Manorama junction, Kadavanthra
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Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°58′0″N76°18′0″E / 9.96667°N 76.30000°E / 9.96667; 76.30000 Coordinates: 9°58′0″N76°18′0″E / 9.96667°N 76.30000°E / 9.96667; 76.30000
Country India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0484
Vehicle registration KL-07
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Kochi
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)

Kadavanthra is a downtown region and a major commercial centre in Kochi City, with a close vicinity to the city's biggest railway station 'Ernakulam Junction' and Kochi's commercial high street the M.G.Road, in the Indian state of Kerala.



Kadavanthra Junction is a major intersection in Kochi, one of the busiest in the city. The junction facilitates Kadavanthra Metro Station, catering to passengers for Panampilly Nagar/Kadavanthra area.

The junction is an intersection of Kochi City's main arterial Sahodaran Ayyappan Road (east-west) with arterial Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road (north-south) and K.P.Vallon Road (north-south). This junction enhances rail connectivity from M.G Road to Vytilla Mobility Hub.

Kadavanthra is part of Kochi's central business district located in central Kochi area. It is notable as home for the headquarters of the Greater Cochin Development Authority, the statutory body overseeing the development of the city of Kochi. NIA (National Investigation Agency) is also located in Kadavanthra. The Kochi Metro Kadavanthra station is situated in front of GCDA lawns. Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV), Soften Technologies, Bhavans Vidya Mandir and St Josephs Upper Primary School are located in this area.

The region is an emerging commercial high street with branded retail stores and many 3- and 5-star hotels such as Olive Downtown, Radisson Blu Kochi, Avenue Centre Hotel, Star Paradise, Park Residency hotel and Cochin Palace hotel. Affluent housing colonies include Panampilly Nagar, Giri Nagar, Gandhi Nagar and Jawahar Nagar. Central Bank of India, HDFC Bank, South Indian Bank, State Bank of India and Axis Bank branches are present.

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St.Joseph's Miraculous Syrian Catholic Church
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St.Sebastian's Latin Catholic Church
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Little Flower Church Kadavanthra

It is close to the South Railway Station, with easy access to Kaloor, Vyttila and Cochin International Airport. Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road links northern and southern parts of Kochi. [1] Kadavanthra became a major hub following the completion of Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road. The presence of the Ernakulam Junction Railway Station and residential colonies raise real estate prices. Kadavanthra provides access to Cochin Shipyard and the naval base. It provides alternate access to Atlantis via Railway gate or Thevara Junction, thus avoiding the usually busy M.G Road.


Major centres in and around Kadavanthra include:


Located near Ernakulam Jn Railway Station.

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Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road a major arterial road of Kochi City, also known as KK Road is one of the three north-south arteries in the city of Kochi. Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road starts from Kadavanthra Junction and ends at Kaloor, the two major junctions in the city of Kochi. Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road intersects the Sahodaran Ayyappan Road from Vytila (East) to Pallimukku Junction (West) at Kadavanthra Junction. The South extension of the Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road is the KP Vallon Road. Most of the long distance buses that connect the city to the regions to the south and southeast use this road to reach their main terminal at Kaloor. This 3.2 km long, 22 m wide, 4-lane city highway was planned to ease the load on the busy MG Road. The city is divided into two parts by the railway line running in a north-south direction. This road fills the need for an artery on the eastern sector, avoiding the choke points of the two railway overpasses. The road also has many prominent banks along its route like the State Bank of India at Grand bay, ICICI, Bank of India, HDFC, Central Bank of India -Kallelil Building, Kadavanthra Jn: etc. The road was in a pitiable conditions before this modern state.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Panampilly Nagar</span> Neighborhood in Kochi, India

Panampilly Nagar is a high-end hybrid residential-commercial neighborhood in Kadavanthra region of the city of Kochi, India. It is a busy upmarket residential area in Kadavanthra region just 1 km east of M.G Road, the center of Kochi city.

Gandhi Nagar is one of the two earliest planned housing colonies in Kadavanthra region of Kochi city in the state of Kerala, India. It was developed by the end of the 1970s by Greater Cochin Development Authority, the statutory body overseeing the development of Kochi. What is now Gandhi Nagar was, in the 1970s, abandoned paddy fields, and wet lands. The land was developed by filling with earth from the hills of Kakkanad, and a planned housing colony was developed.

Kadavanthra metro station is the 18th metro station of Kochi Metro from Aluva. It is a downtown station located at GCDA lawns catering passengers for Kadavanthra and Panampilly Nagar, situated in between Ernakulam South and Elamkulam metro stations. The station is based on the theme of " History of print media in Kerala". It was opened on 4 September 2019 as a part of the extension of the metro system from Maharaja's to Thaikoodam.


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