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Property in Kochi : an overview

Kochi formerly known as Cochin, is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. The city is one of the principal seaports of the  country and is located in the district of Ernakulam, about 220 kilometres (137 mi) north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. It has an estimated population of 600,000, with an extended metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the largest urban agglomeration and the second largest city in Kerala after the capital.

Kochi used to be known as Cochin. This large city is in the Kerala state. It is at times referred to as ’God’s Country’, the Queen of Arabian Sea, and the Gateway to the state of Kerala. With so many catch phrases associated with this one city, it is easy to see how influential this place has been throughout the centuries. This beautiful city has the Western Ghats to the east and the Arabian Sea to the west. It is also located near the equator. These three factors all together help to make Kochi an outstanding place to visit. Although Kochi itself is strictly speaking a small town, the area now resembles large metropolis that have many towns that have merged into one. Kochi Property now also includes Fort Kochi, Mattancherry, Ernakulum and many other nearby towns and villages.

Kochi is the economic capital of Kerala by volume of trade; though, unlike other leading South Indian cities, Kochi has been slow to industrialise.In recent years the city has witnessed heavy investment, thus making it one of the fastest-growing second-tier metro cities in India.


Cochin General Information

Area - 83.52 square km
Population - 564038 (1991 census)
Altitude - Sea level
Latitude & Longitude - 9.9 Degree north and 76.2 Degree South
Climate - Tropical
Temperature Range - 22.5 Degree Celsius to 35 Degree Celsius
Clothing - Light cotton

Education in Kochi

According to research Kerala is the most educated state in India. The literacy rate of Kerala is about 94.3%. Kochi, one of  the most important city of Kerala, excels in literacy rate of the whole state. As far as preliminary education in Kochi is  concerned, the schools here are affiliated to either Kerala State Education Board, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education  or Central Board of Secondary Education.

The Cochin University is situated in the city. Most of the colleges offering tertiary education are affiliated either with the Mahatma Gandhi University or the Cochin University.


Real Estate in kochi

Kochi Smart City, is an infrastructure development project to accommodate a large number of IT sector and BPO companies in a special economic zone.  An ambitious residential project, it promises to bring billions of dollars as investment in Kochi, in the next couple of years. Kochi (Cochin), primarily a trade and export oriented business city is now active with real estate Industry.  A large number of builders developers  in Kerala have already started their flat apartment projects and many major builders in India have announced their commercial projects in the city. It is also another attraction for NRIs for property investment in Kochi. Now a days Property in Ernakulum, residential zone in Edappally, real estate projects in Kakkanad are hot areas of Kochi.

Other national educational institutes

  • Central Institute of Fisheries
  • Nautical and Engineering Training
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies
  • National Institute of Oceanography
  • Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute


Kerala has one of the best qualified professionals in each and every field, Allopathic, Dental, Ayurveda etc and this fact has now been realized the world over. Regarding Medical facilities Kerala has the most competent doctors and world class medical facilities. With most competitive charges for treatment, Kerala is a very lucrative destination for people wanting to undergo treatment of certain medical problems who do not need immediate emergency treatment.

  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
  • Ernakulam Medical Centre
  • Krishna Nursing Home
  • Lakeshore Hospital
  • Medical Trust Hospital
  • PVS Memorial Hospital Ltd
  • Specialists Hospital
  • Vijaya Fertility Clinic Endoscopy Centre
  • Ayurveda College Hospital (Govt.)
  • City Hospital Padma Junction
  • Cochin Hospital
  • Cochin Port Hospital
  • Doctor’s Diagnostic Centre
  • Dr.E.T.Kuriakose Eye Hospital
  • Gyno Speciality Hospital
  • Gautham Hospital
  • Indira Gandhi Co-operative Hospital
  • KPM Eye Hospital
  • Kunhalu’s Hospitals Pvt Ltd
  • Kusumagiri Mental Health Centre
  • Lourd’s Hospital
  • PNVM Hospital
  • Ranjini Eye Care



Public transport in the city is largely dependent on private buses. Taxis and auto rickshaws (called autos) are available for hire throughout the day. Narrow roads and the mix of vastly differing types of vehicles have made traffic congestion a problem in the city. A metro rapid transit service, intended to considerably ease congestion, is currently awaiting sanction of Union govt.

The transportation in Kochi is facilitated by three railway stations. These three railway stations are located in the town of Ernakulam, at the Ernakulam Junction and the terminus of the harbor of Kochi.

  • Air : International Air Port is at Nedumbassery, near Aluva, about 22 kms away from Ernakulam, Kochi. 
  • Rail : The nearest station is at Ernakulam about 10km from Mattancheri. Kochi has 3 stations, Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town and Cochin Harbour Terminus. Trains from the Northern cities/Southern parts of India stop at Ernakulam Junction. Ernakulam Junction, D.H. Rd, Ernakulam South, Phone: 131; Ernakulam Town, Near North Bridge Phone: 2390920.
  • Road : KSRTC Central Bus station is near the Ernakulam Junction railway station. It runs Express and Fast services from Ernakulam to other major cities within Kerala and into the neighbouring states. Reciprocal services from other States are also available. Enquiry phone : 2352033, 2372033. There are plenty of private buses available for travel from Ernakulam to other cities. They operate from High Court Junction, Railway Station and Kaloor  junction.
  • Boats and Ships : Kochi has a coastline of about 48 km and is famous for its backwaters. The lush green lawns sloping down to the water’s edge proffer a breathtaking view. If you too wish to savor this magnificent view of Kochi’s backwaters, then boats are the best option for you.There are frequent bus and boat services to Mattancherry from Ernakulam town. Mattancherryis about 10km from Ernakulam. The boats start from Main Boat Jetty near Subash Park at Ernakulam.

Distance from Major cities

  1. Agra 2391
  2. Allahabad 2187
  3. Amritsar 3040
  4. Bhubaneshwar 1919
  5. Calcutta 2360
  6. Chandigarh 2831
  7. Delhi 2594
  8. Panaji 842
  9. Pune 1221
  10. Mumbai 1384
  11. Vishakhapatnam 1494
  12. Chennai 684
  13. Hyderabad 1095
  14. Bangalore 533
  15. Coimbatore 193

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  • Property Distribution

    • 32% - Apartments / Flats
    • 14% - Bunglow & Villas
    • 30% - Residential Plots
    • 21% - Independent House

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