M.G. Road, Kochi

M.G. Road | One of the best places to visit in Kochi

LocationKochi, Kochi (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsNo timing. No Entry Fee.
Place TypeStreet Market, Shopping Place
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April
Nearest MetroMaharaja College Metro Station (1 KM) Ernakulam South Metro Station (0 KM) Kadavanthra Metro Station (1 KM) Tripunithura Terminal Metro Station (1 KM)

About M.G. Road

Mahatma Gandhi Road, also known as MG Road, is a major commercial high road leading to the city of Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala that was opened to the public in 1925. MG Road is seen as the lifestyle district of Kochi city.

The street has the largest number of textile outlets as well as the largest jewelery outlets in the city, it has recently been ranked as one of the busiest and most expensive in the state of Kerala, by roadside, several well-known retail outlets. Stores, hospitals, banks, major hotels, malls and multiplexes are located.

Interesting facts about M.G. Road

  1. In 1923 the plan for the new road was finalized and work started with the consort Queen Nethar Amma Parukutty providing land for it.
  2. MG Road is famous for its shopping complex, textile shops, jewelery shops and its restaurants - some of them selling over 10 varieties of dosa, pancakes made of South Indian rice flour.
  3. Furniture, coir mats and other coir products, screw pine mats and spices are available at the shops here. Handicrafts showrooms along this section also offer handicrafts made of wood, shell, brass and ivory including the government-run Kairali Handicrafts Emporium.
  4. MG Road was earlier known as 70 Feet Road and was famous for its width. Today, however, it is one of the most congested roads of Kochi, with traffic jams every other day. This is due to heavy traffic and the increasing commercialization of the area over the years.

How to reach M.G. Road

By Road:- You can use bus or taxi to go to MG Road which is very easy nowadays.

By Metro:- You can also use Metro located on Line 1 of MG Road.

From Airport: The driving distance between Kochi airport to MG Road Kochi is 515 kms.

By Rail:- Ernakulam Junction Railway Station is the nearest to MG Road which is located at a distance of 1 km.

Nearby famous places

  • Subhash Park 1.19 km away
  • Durbar Hall Art Gallery 0.64 km away
  • Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha 1.79 KM away
  • Ernakulam Ghat 1.98 kms away
  • Lourde Monastery Church 1.89 km away
  • Cochin Port 2.15 km away
  • Archaeological Museum 8.48 km away
  • Cherai Beach 23.07 km away
  • Mattancherry Palace 3.16 km away
  • Vasco da Gama Square 5.08 km away
  • Hill Palace of Thripunithura 8.48 kms away
  • Santa Cruz Basilica 4.84 km away
  • Jewish Synagogue 3.18 km away

M.G. Road FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Kochi, Kochi.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the M.G. Road: No timing. No Entry Fee..

𝒜. You should visit M.G. Road during January, February, March, April months for best experience.

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