3 mi) away from the river Periyar, Aluva is one of the major industrial centers in the state.  a major transportation hub, with easy access to any or all major kinds of transportation, Aluva acts as a corridor which links the highland districts to the remainder of the state.  Today, while a part of the Kochi urban agglomeration, Aluva is AN autonomous municipality, its civic administration conducted by Aluva Municipal Council. Aluva is a suburb of Kochi in the Ernakulam district of Kerala state, south India. Located on the banks of the Periyar River, it is the industrial center of the state. The river is the place to visit in Aluva with its smooth and clean banks adorned with palm trees, coconut trees, temples, churches, and mosques. The river is the place to visit in Aluva with its smooth and clean banks adorned with palm trees, coconut trees, temples, churches, and mosques. The Shiva Temple in Aluva is located on the sandbank between the tributary Mangalappuzha and the Periyar River. The Marthanda Varma Bridge was built by Marthanda Varma Ilaiyaraja, the great King of Travancore who is considered the founder of modern Travancore. The nearest airport to Aluva is Kochi (12 km). .