Aluva is a famous pilgrim centre situated 21 km from Kochi
. The place is famous for its
festival. It is held on the banks of
, 25 km north-east of Kochi. A Shivalingam on the sand bank is the main attraction. Ulliyanoor temple is another attraction of this place. It is said that the temple was built by the legendary architect
. Aluva is also renowned for its industries.