Aluva is a municipality and a northern suburb of the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. Situated around 15 km from the city center on the banks of Periyar River, Aluva is one of the major industrial centres of the state. A major transportation hub, with easy access to all major forms of transportation, Aluva acts as a corridor which links the highland districts to the rest of the state. Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery is 11.7 km from Aluva. Aluva is accessible through rail, air and metro.
Aluva, home to the summer residency of the Travancore royal family – the Alwaye Palace - is also famous for the Sivarathri festival celebrated annually at the sandbanks of Periyar. The Advaita Ashrams in Aluva founded in 1913 by Sree Narayana Guru, one of India's greatest social reformers, adds to the cultural significance of the town.
Address Alwaye, India
Coordinates 10°6'48.67" N 76°21'20.653" E