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Kaloor
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°59′38″N76°17′31″E / 9.994°N 76.292°E / 9.994; 76.292 Coordinates: 9°59′38″N76°17′31″E / 9.994°N 76.292°E / 9.994; 76.292
CountryIndia
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
682017 [1]
Vehicle registration KL-07
Lok Sabha constituencyErnakulam
Civic agency Kochi Municipal Corporation
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)
Website http://kaloor.info

Kaloor is a downtown region in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. It is two kilometres (1.2 mi) from the Ernakulam North Railway Station. Kaloor Junction is also the name of a major intersection in this part of the city, intersecting the two major arteries of downtown Kochi, namely Banerji Road and the Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road. The nearest major intersections are Palarivattom to the east and Lissie Junction to the west.

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Kaloor is especially notable for being home to the largest stadium in the state, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The stadium plays host to cricket and football tournaments and was one of the venues of the U-17 FIFA World Cup which was held in October 2017. Kaloor is also home to the Regional Centre of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). [2] The suburb leads directly to the temple town suburb of Elamakkara and is the birthplace of noted Malayalam poet Vylopillil Sreedhara Menon. It is well connected to all suburbs in Kochi and outlying areas and has its own bus terminus. The nearest railway station is Ernakulam North Station. The Ernakulam South Junction Railway Station and the state run KSRTC bus stand are also at reachable distance. The Kochi Metro has a station located at Kaloor Junction, making it easily accessible from both Aluva and Tripunithura sides of the city.

Mathrubhumi and Deshabhimani, two of Kerala's biggest media houses also have their head office around the vicinity of Kaloor. [3] [4] The famous shrine of St. Antony is also situated in Kaloor. It holds its weekly novenas every Tuesdays, for which devotees of all faiths come from far and wide. The Kaloor market is also among the biggest in Kochi and is famous for the fresh produce and variety of meat and vegetables that are stocked by its merchants.

In recent years, Kaloor has become a favorite hangout joint of youngsters, with the opening of numerous boutique cafes, hip ice cream parlors and specialty restaurants.

The Kochi International Airport is 25 km (16 mi) from Kaloor. Kochi International Seaport and Cochin shipyard are around 14 km (8.7 mi) from Kaloor.

Educational Institutions near by

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Suburbs of Kaloor

On Perandoor Road

On Edappally Road

On High Court Road

On Kadavanthra Road

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