Ernakulam district is situated in the heart of Kerala state. It is occupying 3,068 km where 12% of Kerala’s population prefers to stay. The headquarters is situated at Kakkanad in Kochi. Ernakulam is the commercial capital of Kerala where many industries and businesses are flourishing and it is also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea. The district is well-known for its beautiful ancient temples, incredible churches and astonishing mosques. Languages spoken here are Malayalam and English. English is a conversational language and widely used especially during business conversations.
Ernakulam is the third most populous district of Kerala, after Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram districts where 100 % banking is established. It is also a hub of international and domestic tourists’ destination where thousands of tourists come and see the beauty of this district. Ernakulam is derived from ‘Erayanarkulam’ which is known as the home of Lord Shiva. Earlier, it was called ‘Rishinagakulam’ and played an important political part in south India. Furthermore, you can see the impressions of Jews, Syrians, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British and Portuguese who reached here by sea routes. In 1896, a town council was established here by the Maharaja of Cochin.
Ernakulam district is well-connected to other regions in terms of transportation. ‘Sivarathri’ is celebrated in Aluva Mahadeva Temple in Aluva, Kochi which incurs people from all over the world. Additionally, Adi Shankaracharya was born in Kalady town who was one of the biggest Indian philosophers of his time and still his name is taken with respect. Here some major educational institutes have established themselves such as Cochin University of Science and Technology, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, St. Teresa's College, Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, IIAD - Indian Institute Of Architecture & Design and many more.