Kadavanthra is a downtown region and a major commercial centre in Kochi City, with a close vicinity to the city's biggest railway station 'Ernakulam Junction' and Kochi's commercial high street the M.G.Road, in the Indian state of Kerala.

Downtown-Kochi City
Manorama junction, Kadavanthra
Manorama junction, Kadavanthra
Kadavanthra is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°58′0″N 76°18′0″E / 9.96667°N 76.30000°E / 9.96667; 76.30000Coordinates: 9°58′0″N 76°18′0″E / 9.96667°N 76.30000°E / 9.96667; 76.30000
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0484
Vehicle registrationKL-07
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest cityKochi
ClimateTropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)


Kadavanthra Junction is a major intersection in Kochi, one of the busiest in the city. The junction facilitates Kadavanthra Metro Station, catering to passengers for Panampilly Nagar/Kadavanthra area.

The junction is an intersection of Kochi City's main arterial Sahodaran Ayyappan Road (east-west) with arterial Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road (north-south) and K.P.Vallon Road (north-south). This junction enhances rail connectivity from M.G Road to Vytilla Mobility Hub.

Kadavanthra is part of Kochi's central business district located in central Kochi area. It is notable as home for the headquarters of the Greater Cochin Development Authority, the statutory body overseeing the development of the city of Kochi. NIA (National Investigation Agency) is also located in Kadavanthra. The Kochi Metro Kadavanthra station is situated in front of GCDA lawns. Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV), Soften Technologies, Bhavans Vidya Mandir and St Josephs Upper Primary School are located in this area.

The region is an emerging commercial high street with branded retail stores and many 3- and 5-star hotels such as Olive Downtown, Radisson Blu Kochi, Avenue Centre Hotel, Star Paradise, Park Residency hotel and Cochin Palace hotel. Affluent housing colonies include Panampilly Nagar, Giri Nagar, Gandhi Nagar and Jawahar Nagar. Central Bank of India, HDFC Bank, South Indian Bank, State Bank of India and Axis Bank branches are present.

St.Joseph's Miraculous Syrian Catholic Church
St.Sebastian's Latin Catholic Church
Little Flower Church Kadavanthra

It is close to the South Railway Station, with easy access to Kaloor, Vyttila and Cochin International Airport. Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road links northern and southern parts of Kochi.[1] Kadavanthra became a major hub following the completion of Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road. The presence of the Ernakulam Junction Railway Station and residential colonies raise real estate prices. Kadavanthra provides access to Cochin Shipyard and the naval base. It provides alternate access to Atlantis via Railway gate or Thevara Junction, thus avoiding the usually busy M.G Road.


Major centres in and around Kadavanthra include:


Located near Ernakulam Jn Railway Station.


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