79 Places to Visit Near Ernakulam

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Bandipur National Park

268 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Bandipur National Park

Best Time: October to March.

Once a hunting reserve for the Maharaja of Mysore in the 1930s, now the Bandipur National Park is a tiger reserve located in Chamrajanagar, Karnataka. Bandipur is a part of a belt of forests that houses the highest number of tigers in the whole of India. It is part of the Nilgiris Biosphere and is about 80kms from Mysore, Karnataka. In 1941, it became the Venugopal Wildlife Sanctuary and came under Project Tiger in 1973. The park now covers 874 kms2 as ...

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Kovalam

270 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Kovalam

Best Time: September- March

Kovalam is a town in the state of Kerala. It falls in the Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area. The term Kovalam means a groove of coconut trees. The village actually is filled with a whole lot of coconut trees. The place has three beaches, which are the main attractions of the place, Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. Apart from the beaches, Kovalam also has other places to be visited like Karamana River, Vellayani Lake, Halcyon Castle, K...

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Poovar

287 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Poovar

Best Time: September- February

Poovar is a town in Neyyattinkara in the state of Kerala. It falls in the Thiruvananthapuram district. At this place the lake, the river and the sea meet the land. It is an undiscovered paradise of Kerala. It is a small village which is located at the southern tip of Thiruvananthapuram and is beside the village, Pozhiyoor, which marks the end of Kerala. This beach has not been visited by a lot of people however it is one of the best places to be visited...

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Madurai

291 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Madurai

Best Time: October to March

Madurai, the temple city of Tamil Nadu is a destination that is sure to question your aesthete knowledge and redefine your admiration for traditional roots. Starting right from the planning of the city to the general lifestyle of the people, Madurai owes a great deal of its magnificence to the soul of the city, that is the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Even today, this temple is the anchor around which the city revolves. Just as how the city dissipates its bo...

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Tholpetty

293 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Tholpetty

Best Time: October to March

Sprawling with natural woods and wildlife parks, Tholpetty is a portion of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and comprises the Nilgiri forest Reserve. Popular for its large squirrels, mouse deer, spotted deer, langurs, tigers, panthers and leopards Tholpetty is a wonderland for the admirers of nature. According to the legends, Malabar King Pazhassi Raja fought a battle with the Colonial British at this very place. Recommended sites in and neighbouring Thol...

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Kabini

300 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Kabini

Best Time: March-May

Once a private chasing territory for the British, this popular wildlife goal has a rich assortment of widely varied vegetation making it a stunning place of interest. A standout amongst the best-untamed life sanctuaries in Karnataka, the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary was at one time a private chasing region for the British. Today, it pulls in sightseers from everywhere. It is an absolute necessity to see for all nature lovers and those searching for an idea...

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Kannur

304 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Kannur

Best Time: January-March

Kannur is one among the northernmost areas in the southwestern province of Kerala in India. The old name 'Cannanore' is the anglicized type of the Malayalam word Kannur. Kannur may have got its name from one of the Hindu god, Kannan, and Ur which symbolizes place, making it the place of Lord Krishna. The god of the Katalayi Sreekrishna temple was before located in a sanctum at Katalayi Kotta in the southeastern part of the Kannur town. With the Western ...

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Nagarhole

305 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Nagarhole

Best Time: Novemeber to February

Literally meaning the Cobra River, this park snakes through lushy forests and gayly flowing streams. This national park located in Mysore and Kodagu district, is one of India's first Tiger Reserves along with Bandipur Tiger Reserve. The park comes under ‘Project Tiger’, the objective of which, is to preserve endangered wildlife species and also it is under consideration by UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as World Heritage Site. Set up in 1...

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Tirunelveli

306 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Tirunelveli

Best Time: October to February 

A jewel located amidst a number of small towns is the big city of Tirunelveli on the western banks of Thamirabarani River. It is perfect amalgamation of scenic beauty, majestic waterfalls, pious temples to begin with. It is most definitely not your regular temple town, it is an ideal tourist destination and a complete package when it comes to catering people’s vacation needs. The numerous mesmerising waterfalls in this city are hard to miss.   The cit...

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BR Hills

334 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to BR Hills

Best Time: November- March

BR Hills, also known as BIligirirangana Hills, is located in the state of Karnataka. It lies in the Chamarajanagar district. The nearest city is Mysore, which is located at a distance of around 80 km. The hills lie at a spot where the eastern and the western ghats meet and create a diverse eco-system. Biligirirangana Hills derive its name from the Rangaswamy Temple, which is located on the top of a white cliff. The hill hs a wide variety of Flora and Fa...

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Tuticorin

348 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Tuticorin

Best Time: December-March

Tuticorin, officially known as Thoothukudi is a port and industrial city in the district of Thoothukudi in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The beautiful city lies on the coast of Coromandel of Bay of Bengal and is a popular tourist place, mostly among marine lovers. This amazing coastal town which is said to have the busiest ports also serves to have wildlife sanctuaries, family parks, sandy beaches, numerous temples and churches, and monumental sites. ...

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Mysore

352 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Mysore

Best Time: Throughout the year

Mysore ( also known as Mysuru ) is a city in Karnataka. It is the cultural capital and second most important city of Karnataka. Mysore is a very popular weekend getaway from Bangalore and Kerala. It is unavoidable in Karnataka Tourism. Mysore is known for its palaces, gardens and annual celebrations of Dusshera. It is well connected with other cities in India via road and railways. 

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Kanyakumari

353 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Kanyakumari

Best Time: October - February

Being the southernmost tip of our Indian peninsula, Kanyakumari is renowned for its strategic location. It is at this location that the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean as well as the Arabian Sea converge. Kanyakumari is the only place where you can relish in the beauty of sunset and sunrise in the water bodies in India. It witnesses flocks of tourists who come here for the spiritual position that this location retains. Hence, it has grown as a prime tou...

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Talakad

354 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Talakad

Best Time: November to March 

Talakadu is a desert-like town located on the left bank of the Kaveri river in Karnataka, India. It is a perfect place for weekend trips from Bangalore as it is nearby areas as well. Travellers can behold the legacy of the city that yet flashes in its age-old monuments. Talakad is also famous for five Shiva temples, and several other temples that are said to be sprawling beneath the sand. The Pathaleshwara Temple, the Maruleshwara Temple, the Vaidhyeshw...

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Coorg

355 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Coorg

Best Time: October to March

Coorg ( also knows as Kodagu ) is a popular hill station in Karnataka. It is a popular weekend getaway destination from Bangalore and Mysore. Coorg is known for coffee plantations, forests, rivers and hills. Coorg is one of the top destinations in Karnataka Tourism. It is among the places in India which receive the highest rainfall. River Cauvery originates near Talacauvery in Kodagu. Coorg has a weather which is pleasant throughout the year which makes...

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Dubare

357 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Dubare

Best Time: July-Feburary

In the district of Kogadu, Karnataka is a forest camp nestling along the river Kaveri called Dubare. The very less explored Dubare is also known as an elephant camp.  It is a very important hub for the Karnataka Forest Department's elephants. Dubare is also a popular tourist attraction as visitors come, watch and also get involved in various activities with these elephants. This place is settled in the dense green forest surrounded with backwaters all a...

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Madikeri

369 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Madikeri

Best Time: October-February

When one hears the word ‘hill station’, Madikeri is one place that comes to mind. Lush greenery, lofty hillocks and lovely weather are not enough to describe this town, that is a part of the Kodagu or Coorg district. It sits on the eastern part of the Western Ghats, aptly known as the ‘Scotland of India’. Madikeri, being 260 km from Bangalore, constitutes a very unique culture and people. The people of this hill town speak Kodava Takk, a language spec...

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Srirangapatna

372 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Srirangapatna

Best Time: October- March

Srirangapatna is a town in Karnataka. It is located in the Mandya district. It is an island town and is surrounded by the river Kaveri. The monuments of this place are nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place derives its name from the well known Ranganathaswamy Temple and this place is an important place of pilgrimage for the Vaishnavites. Some of the places of interest in this place are Sri Rangnathaswamy Temple, Daria Daulat Bagh, Tupu Sul...

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Shivanasamundram

377 kilometres from Ernakulam Directions from Ernakulam to Shivanasamundram

Best Time: July-September

Shivanasamundram situated in the banks of the river Cauveri, is an ideal destination for those who want to see nature at full work. Asia’s first hydroelectric power stations are located in this quaint village in Mandya district at the state of Karnataka, India. At a distance of 132 km. from Bangalore, the small tourist place is accessible by buses and personal cabs since it doesn’t have any train station. Shivanasamundram also known as the inland town d...

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