Thrippunithura is a suburban area of Kochi
, in Kerala. It is the part of Kochi
Metropolitan area. It was the capital of ancient kingdom of Cochin. The Hill Palace of the Maharaja of Cochin is also situated near Thrippunithura. The royal family still resides in the area. Thrippunithura is also called as the Raja Nagari or the Royal City.
Thrippunithura comes under the administration of the Thrippunithura Municipality. It comes under Ernakulam
district. It is surrounded by the Vembanada Lake and the inland canal. The neighboring areas of Thrippunithura are Vytill, Kakkanad
, Thiruvankulam, Chottanikkara
, Ambalamugal and Muvattupuza.
The city of Thripunnithura is the center for learning classical arts like Carnatic Mucis, Mohiniattam and Katahkali apart from the musical instruments maddalam and mridangam. It is also famous for Ayurveda treatment. One of the three Ayurveda colleges of Kerala is situated in Thrippunithura which also has hospital attached to it. Thrippunithura is also an education hub, having good educational institutions both, government owned, like Government Girls High School, Palace Girls High School and Government Boys High School, as well as privately owned like, The Convent School and The Shree Venkiteshwara School. The landmark of the town is the RLV Music College, which provides training to the music protg, and has produced notable singer like KJ Yesudas.
Thrippunithura has main bus-stand, which provides bus service to and from various locations. The NH 49 passes through Karingachira
and the Ernakulam
Ettumannoor State Highway passes through Thrippunithura.Thrippunithura Railway station is the major railway station in the Ernakulam
The ancient history and the cultural heritage have made Thrippunithura a favorite among the people to own a residential property in Thrippunithura. There are plenty of property for sale in Thrippunithura. The popular residential project developed in Thrippunithura are Sinmars Grace which has, 18 units of residential apartments with floor area ranging from 1,273 to 1,684 sq ft. and Good Earths Haveli, which have 25 units of residential apartments, floor area starting from 1,305 sq.ft.