Located approximately 15 km (9. Aluva could also be a municipality and a northern residential district of the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. The Advaita Ashrams in Aluva based in 1913 by Sree Narayana Guru, one in all India's greatest social reformers, adds to the cultural significance of the city. it's the starting point of Kochi metro rail, that began its operations in June 2017. For the Travancore royal family, this is a summer getaway for those staying in the palace. The Periyar River flows 229 km through the town of Alia and is one of the largest rivers in Kerala. It is one of the most important and largest seminaries in the world. The church is a major theological educational institution in the Catholic Church. It is believed that Lord Rama worshiped the Shiva lingam placed here in the Aluva Manal Purana. Trains from all major stations have stops at Aluva Railway Station. The place is well connected to major Indian cities; Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai.