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|• Body||Kochi Corporation|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Civic agency||Kochi Corporation|
|Climate||Monsoon oriented climate with heavy rains during the monsoons (Köppen)|
Palarivattom is a region in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. It is part of the District of Ernakulam. It is a commercial area, which gained importance when the district's administration was moved to the nearby suburb of Kakkanad.
Palarivattom's commercial life began with its vegetable and fish markets, and today it is home to many shops and supermarkets, including a branch of the Kerala-based chain Varkey's. It also has branches of most major Indian banks including the State Bank of India, the State Bank of Travancore, Federal Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and the Catholic Syrian Bank,Corporation Bank Zonal Office, and has a major telephone exchange.
The Hari Hara Sudha Temple, dedicated to the Lord Ayyappa is newer, but more popular. Maha Ganapathy, Mahadeva, Sree Parvathy, Lord Muruga, Hanuman, Navagraha and Nagaraja also are represented in the temple, and there is a life sized statue of Sree Narayana Guru in the compound.
Near the Thammanam area of Palarivattom, there exists the Ananthapuram SreeKrishna Swamy Temple.
The church of St John The Baptist is located a short distance from the main commercial hub, and St Martin de Porus church (RS Syrian Catholic)on the main road has been renovated and has become an important landmark. An additional attraction here is an Auditorium near to the Main Road, with parking space.
The new mosque on the main road is unique in that women are allowed in for Namaskaram.
As part of the Kochi Metro Rail project, Palarivattom is going to be one of the major stops that are about to be part of the Kochi Metro Network(still under construction).
One of the most major and advanced Police Stations in the city is located at the heart of Palarivattom.
There is a Government run guest house for tourists (Yathri Nivas, KTDC) near to Suburban Complex, Hedge House, Renai Medi City & Automobile Road, and there are a number of hotels, including the Hotel Renaissance and the Alappat Residency.
One of the beautiful residential location here is Automobile Road Residential area.
The main hospital serving the area is the Ernakulam Medical Centre. which located at By-pass Road
- Kochi City, Kerala Police