SONA Travels takes you to the Palarivattom is a place in the city of Cochin in Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala, India. It is an important commercial area. The place gained importance when The District Collectorate was shifted to Kakkanad. The location was so underdeveloped at the time shoppers had to go to Ernakulam for goods.
Palarivattom St. George Orthodox Valiyapally is situated at Palarivattom Junction in Cochin, near the IT hub of Kerala. The foundation Stone was laid in 1986 and consecrated in 1987 as a chapel of St Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Ernakulam, with 145 members. On 1st April 1991 the church was declared as an independent parish. In 17 years the church had commendable growth in all activities and presently having 685 members. The church has been elevated as "Valiyapally" on 9th March, 2008.
There are several notable Temples, churches, and mosques in the area. The older of the temples is Raja Rajeswary Temple where the presiding deity is Jala Durga.It so happens there will always be a drizzle at the pakalpuram during the festival. The newer but more popular temple is Hari Hara Sudha Temple where as the name goes the presiding deity is Lord Ayyappa. Maha Ganapathy,Mahadeva,sree Parvathy, Lord Muruga,Hanuman,Navagraha and Nagaraja also are present in the temple There is a charming life size statue of Sree Narayana Guru in the compound. Another important center is the old Church of St John The Baptist which is located away from the main commercial hub. The nearest bus stop of the church is pallinada. The church has a wast compound and a good auditorium. St Martin de Porus church in the mainroad was recently renovated and has become an important landmark of Palarivattom. The new Mosque on the mainroad is unique in that women are allowed in for Namaskaram.
The prestigious Cochin Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium is on the border of Palarivattom. Actually the stadium is in palarivattom not in Kaloor.
Palarivattom is notorious for its traffic bottlenecks. The Cochin bypass road and Palarivattom Junction have to be crossed to reach town.
There is a Government run Yatrinivas for tourists. A major hotel is Hotel Renaissance on NH 47 and another major hotel is Alappat Residency on the MKK Nayar road are other places to stay.
The most important local roads are North Janatha and South Janatha roads.
The above and the beautiful places can be visited through SONA Travels.