Welcome to Aluva, a charming region in Kochi City in Kerala, India. Situated around 15 km (9.3 mi) from the city center on the banks of Periyar River, Aluva is a major transportation hub, with easy access to all major forms of transportation. It acts as a corridor which links the highland districts to the rest of Kerala. Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery is 11.7 km from Aluva. Aluva is accessible through rail (Aluva railway station), air (Cochin International Airport), metro (Kochi Metro) along with major highways and roadlines. Aluva KSRTC bus station is an important transport hub in Kerala and one of the busiest stations in central part of the state. Aluva, home to the summer residency of the Travancore royal family–the Alwaye Palace-is also famous for the Sivarathri festival celebrated annually at the sandbanks of Periyar. The Advaita Ashrams in Aluva founded in 1913 by Sree Narayana Guru, one of India’s greatest social reformers, adds to the cultural significance of the region. Aluva is a hidden gem that boasts a rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Tourists would find the Manappuram on the left as a long stretch of sand bank followed by a plain. Sivagiri Ashram has a small temple which worships Sree Narayana Guru. Popular tourist spots include: Sivarathri Manappuram (Sree Mahadeva temple), Aluva Palace, Periyar banks, Municipal Park, St. Dominic Syro-Malabar Church, St John the Baptist CSI Church (Estd 1891), Mangalappuzha Major Seminary, Kadungalloor Sree Narasimha Swamy temple, Thiruvalloor Sree Mahadeva Temple, Kunnil sree dharmashastha temple, Kadungalloor, Cheerakkada Temple, Chempakassery temple, Desom Sree Pallippattukavu Bhagavathy Temple, Desom Sree Ananthapuram Mahavishnu Temple, Desom Sree Dhattha Anjaneya Temple, Adwaitha Ashram, Sree Krishna Temple, St. Mary’s Church Chowara, Aluva, Parunthuranchi Manappuram, Aluva, Uliyannoor Sree Mahadeva Temple, Pottachira Sree Krishna Temple, Thuruthu, a small island in Aluva, Mar Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly Museum, Chunangamvely, Thevarkadu Sree Mahavishnu-Durga Temple, Near Chowwara Ferry, Aluva, Thiruvairanikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, Janaseva Sh

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