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Coordinates: 9°59′38″N 76°17′31″E / 9.994°N 76.292°E / 9.994; 76.292
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An aerial view of Kaloor
An aerial view of Kaloor
Kaloor is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°59′38″N 76°17′31″E / 9.994°N 76.292°E / 9.994; 76.292
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationKL-07
Lok Sabha constituencyErnakulam
Civic agencyKochi Municipal Corporation
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)

Kaloor is a downtown region in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. It is two kilometres (1.2 mi) from the Ernakulam North Railway Station. Kaloor Junction is also the name of a major intersection in this part of the city, intersecting the two major arteries of downtown Kochi, namely Banerji Road and the Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road. The nearest major intersections are Palarivattom to the east and Lissie Junction to the west.

Kaloor is especially notable for being home to the largest stadium in the state, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The stadium plays host to cricket and football tournaments and was one of the venues of the U-17 FIFA World Cup which was held in October 2017. Kaloor is also home to the Regional Centre of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).[2] The suburb leads directly to the temple town suburb of Elamakkara and is the birthplace of noted Malayalam poet Vylopillil Sreedhara Menon. It is well connected to all suburbs in Kochi and outlying areas and has its own bus terminus. The nearest railway station is Ernakulam North Station. The Ernakulam South Junction Railway Station and the state run KSRTC bus stand are also at reachable distance. The Kochi Metro has a station located at Kaloor Junction, making it easily accessible from both Aluva and Tripunithura sides of the city.

Mathrubhumi and Deshabhimani, two of Kerala's biggest media houses also have their head office around the vicinity of Kaloor.[3][4] The famous shrine of St. Antony is also situated in Kaloor. It holds its weekly novenas every Tuesdays, for which devotees of all faiths come from far and wide. The Kaloor market is also among the biggest in Kochi and is famous for the fresh produce and variety of meat and vegetables that are stocked by its merchants.

In recent years, Kaloor has become a favorite hangout joint of youngsters, with the opening of numerous boutique cafes, hip ice cream parlors and specialty restaurants.

The Kochi International Airport is 25 km (16 mi) from Kaloor. Kochi International Seaport and Cochin shipyard are around 14 km (8.7 mi) from Kaloor.

Educational Institutions near by[edit]


Suburbs of Kaloor[edit]

On Perandoor Road

  • Pottakkuzhi and Elamakkara
  • Pavakkulam Temple, Da'wa Masjid and Little Flower Church
  • South Indian Bank and Nehan Tourism

On Edappally Road

  • Deshabimani Jn, Palarivattom, Mamangalam, Edappally and Lulu Mall
  • Kalamassery, Aluva, Nedumbassery (Cochin Airport) and Angamaly

On High Court Road

  • North Railway Station, Kacherippadi, MG Road, Albert's College and High Court
  • Marine Drive, Menaka and Boat Jetty
  • Law College, Cochin Corporation Office, General Hospital and Maharajas College

On Kadavanthra Road

  • Kathrukadavu, Vinayaka and Kadavanthra
  • KP Vallon Road and Panampally Nagar
  • South Railway Station and Vyttila



  1. ^ "Pincode of Kaloor, Ernakulam District, in KERALA State | Pincode.cc". Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Welcome to IGNOU Cochin Regional Centre". rccochin.ignou.ac.in. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Mathrubhumi Milestones". media.mathrubhumi.com. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Deshabhimani". Deshabhimani. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.