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Durbar Hall Art Gallery

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 5 Km(s)

(10 minutes by road) Right in the middle of Ernakulam City is the grand Durbar Hall grounds. At one time known as the Parikshit Thampuran Museum, it has now been converted into the Durbar Hall Art Gallery.   More

The Durbar Hall Art Gallery is a must visit when in Kochi, for its presence, greenery and historical value. When we visited the Gallery.. the Kochi Cartoonist Fest was going on and we had the opportunity to view all the painting/ cartoons done by cartoonists around the world. Apart from this... there is huge collections of sketches, drawing which placed in the ground floor of the gallery. It has ample car parking and huge a ground. The best time to visit is in morning. Entrance is free for public and there is no age restrictions. The timing is from 10.00 to 7.00 PM.

Marine Drive

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 2 Km(s)

(5 minutes by ferry) A popular hangout, this scenic stretch offers a spectacular view of the backwaters and the Kochi Harbour. Shopping malls, cinema halls, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and the Rainbow Bridge are the attractions at Marine Drive,    More

Marine Drive is a picturesque promenade in Kochi, Kerala, India. It is built facing the backwaters, and is a popular hangout for the local populace. Ironic to its name, no vehicles are allowed on the walkway. Marine Drive is also an economically thriving part of the city of Kochi. With several shopping malls it is as an important centre of shopping activity in Kochi. Major fast food joints, including Marrybrown, DiMark, Coffee Bar are present along the walkway. The view of the setting and rising sun over the sea mouth, and the gentle breeze from the Vembanad Lake has made Marine Drive an important tourist destination in Kochi.

Willingdon Island

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 12 Km(s)

Willingdon Islands is the largest artificial island in India, which forms part of the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India.   More

10 minutes by ferry) Named after Lord Willingdon, a former British Viceroy of India, this man-made island is surrounded by beautiful backwaters. The island is the site of the city’s best hotels and trading centres, the Port Trust and the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command.

Fort Kochi

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 7 Km(s)

Fort Kochi is a region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. This is part of a handful of water-bound regions toward the south-west of the mainland Kochi, and collectively known as Old Kochi or West Kochi.   More

(10 minutes by ferry) A leisurely walk through the city is the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi. An obscure fishing village that became the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful and colourful history. Its reputation as a seafaring commercial town was such that Nicolas Conti, an Italian traveller of the Middle Ages remarked: If China is where you make your money, then Kochi surely is the place to spend it. The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British.

LuLu International Shopping Mall

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 11 Km(s)

LuLu Mall, in the city of Kochi, Kerala, is the largest shopping mall in India. It is one of the most visited places in Kerala   More

Spanning 17 acres (6.9 ha) with a total built up area of 2.5 million square feet, the mall has a total retal space of 1.7 million square feet. The mall was opened on March 2013. It contains more than 215 outlets, including food courts, restaurants, family entertainment zones, a multiplex, ice skating rink and bowling alley. Time: 10 AM to 11 PM

Centre Square Mall

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 4.4 Km(s)

Address: 40/6972, Rajaji Junction, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kochi, Kerala 682035 Hours: Open today · 10:30AM–10PM Phone: 0484 404 1888   More

All stores, brands, restaurants, entertainment, offers, events, shopping, sales at Centre Square Kochi. Kochi’s most strategically located shopping & entertainment destination on M.G Road. Spread across 5 Lakh sq.ft, Centre Square showcases the finest in Indian & International fashion, Hypermarket for everyday needs, 11 Screen state of art multiplex, gaming zone for entertainment, a food court with varied options, Café’s & Restaurants & so much more, making it a one stop destination for all age groups.

Gold Souk Grande

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 10.8 Km(s)

Gold Souk Grande is a shopping mall located in Kochi, India. Located at Vytilla one of the largest as well as the busiest intersections in Kerala.   More

The Mall has a total floor space of 5,00,000 sq ft spread over 5 floors designed by designing firm WS Atkins. The mall opened on March 2011 with over 200 national and international brands when it was the largest mall in the state of Kerala. The property is owned and managed by Gold Souk group famous for establishing malls in other prominent cities across the country. Address: Near Highway, Service Road, Ponnurunni, Vyttila, Kochi, Kerala 682032 Hours: Open today · 9AM–11PM Phone: 092123 68877

Chottanikkara Temple

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 21 Km(s)

Chottanikkara is a panchayat situated in Ernakulam District, Kerala, India. Chottanikkara panchayat consists of Chottanikkara town, Kanayannur, Eruvely, Kureekkad, Vattukkunnu, Palace Square and Kottayathupara.   More

The Chottanikkara (correction of Jyotiannakkara) Devi Temple is a famous temple of mother goddess Shakthi devi or Rajarajeshwari known as Sree Bhagavathi. Maha lakshmi is supposed to be residing in Chottanikkara along with Lord Vishnu. The temple is located at Chottanikkara, Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala and is one of the most popular temples in the state and in terms of temple architecture, this temple stands out to be an ultimate testmonial for the ancient vishwakarma sthapathis (wooden sculpture) in sculpting this temple along with Sabarimala temple.

Oberon Mall

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 8.8 Km(s)

Oberon Mall is a shopping mall located in the Indian city of Kochi   More

The mall was opened formally on 2 March 2009, though it was launched in 2008. The cost of construction of the mall is about ₹1 billion. It is built on an area of 39,600 square metres (426,000 sq ft) across five floors of shops and office spaces and covering grounds of up to 6 acres (2.4 ha). Time: 10 AM to 11 PM

Abad Nucleus Mall

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 14.2 Km(s)

Nucleus Mall is a mall in Maradu, a suburb of Kochi, Kerala. The mall is constructed and managed by ABAD Builders, a prominent builder of villas and apartments based in Kochi.   More

The Mall has a total floor space of 26,000 square metres (280,000 sq ft) spread over 6 floors. The Mall is located in the developing suburban of Maradu, near to Thripunithura. The Mall was opened with much gala on 5 November 2010. The Mall is India's first LEED certified gold rated green mall. Nucleus Mall has won Realty Plus Excellence Award for 2012 in the category of environment-friendly commercial project of the year in South India We are open from 10am to 10pm

Hill Palace, Tripunithura

Distance from Grand Hyatt : 17.3 Km(s)

Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, located at Tripunithura, Kochi, near Karingachira area   More

It was the Imperial Administrative offices and official residence of Cochin Maharaja. Built in 1865, the Palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across in 54 acres (220,000 m2). The complex has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children’s park. The campus of the museum is home to several rare species of medicinal plants. Presently the palace has been converted into a museum by The Kerala State Archaeology Department and is open to public all days except Mondays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm