The home of the largest stadium, the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the state of Kerala, the regional center of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the place of birth of the famous Malayalam poet Vylopillil Sreedhara Menon, Kaloor is a place of great significance. With no dearth of hotels and food joints, it is a place located in the heart of the city and is a place frequently visited by many tourists throughout the year. The best time to visit Kochi would be in the months of October to April. The closest airport is only 25 km in distance and the closest railway station, North Ernakulum Railway Station just 3 km away making Kaloor top priority for hotels. Travellers can book accommodation in hotels at Lisie Junction or near the Ernakulum Railway Station, these hotels offer all kinds of amenities which include Bar, Parking, Wheelchair Accessibility, Conference Room and Banquet Hall. OYO Premium range of hotels are also located near the Elephant Training Camp. The Lulu Mall situated in Cochin offers a world class shopping experience having something for everyone. The mall has branded apparel outlets, an ice skating rink and a huge play zone for the kids. Other popular tourist destinations include St. Anthony's Shrine, Fort Kochi Beach where guests can visit for a serene time. Travellers must visit Cassava or the roof-top bar Sky Grill to try the fine dining that Kochi offers. But to taste the authentic food one must visit the small roadside shops that offer the typical Kerala snacks like Appam, Pazam Pozi etc.