Ernakulam is the capital of Kerala having opportunities for commercial sectors. This area is characterized by good communication facilities, excellent accommodation, tourist places and modern amenities. Ernakulam comes from the word 'Erayanarkulam'. It means ‘Lord Shiva’s abode’. As per the first state census of 1911, revealed that the population of Ernakulam was 21,901.Economy, Industry & Employment
It is an important financial hub of Kerala. The Cochin Port has helped the city to grow at a fast rate. There are various technological parks such as InfoPark, SmartCity and Kochi. Kochi is located at the outskirts of Ernakulam. Tourism has really helped the economy of Ernakulam to grow. Its strong economy definitely attracts a large number of working population.Infrastructure of Ernakulam
Ernakulam has sound infrastructure and it offers great connectivity such as private/government buses, auto rickshaws, trains and ferries Good transportation facilities makes it easier for the residents to live. There is an option of ferries as well which is cheaper than other means of transportation. Through the four-laned National Highway 47, the city is connected with the North-South Corridor. It is easy to access to cities such as Thrissur, Palakkad and Coimbatore. The National Highway 49, National Highway 17 and Main Central Road connects the city with different municipalities. There are several educational institutions such as Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Sree Narayana Higher Secondary School, St. Albert’s College, Maharajas College and Sacred Heart College among others. There are almost twenty movie halls in different languages such as Hindi, English, Tamil and Malayalam.Real Estate
The sound infrastructure, great connectivity and good growth prospects attracts investor’s attention. Moreover, Ernakulam has Info Park Kochi’s largest IT hub creating ample job opportunities for people. This attracts people from different parts of the country to Ernakulam. This further pushes the real estate market. Many developers are putting in capital to cater to the increasing real estate demand. Skyline Builders, Hoysala Projects, Galaxy Homes and Good Earth are some of the known developers who have invested in Ernakulam.