Pallippuram, Ernakulam

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Pallippuram
Palliport
Town
Pallippuram is located in Kerala
Pallippuram
Pallippuram
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°09′40″N 76°11′13″E / 10.161°N 76.187°E / 10.161; 76.187Coordinates: 10°09′40″N 76°11′13″E / 10.161°N 76.187°E / 10.161; 76.187
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
 • Body Pallipuram
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-42
Nearest city North Paravur
Lok Sabha constituency Ernakulam
Civic agency Pallipuram

Pallippuram is a village on Vypeen island, in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, south India. The village is located approximately 25 k.m. from Ernakulam and 20 k.m. from Cochin International Airport. The east border is Veeranpuzha, the north extension of Vembanad Lake and the Indian Ocean in the west. In English, this place is known as "Palliport".

Nearby attractions include the famous Cherai Beach, Pallipuram Fort, Munambam Fishing Harbour and Muziris beach( Golden Beach ). Pallippuram Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1503. It is one of the oldest existing European monuments in India. The Catholic Basilica at Pallippuram known as Church of "Our Lady of Snow" or "Manjumatha" is an important pilgrim centre for Christians.

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Pallippuram church is raised to the status of a basilica in the month of August 2012

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