Kakkanad is one of Kochi’s foremost localities and lies approximately 17 kilometres away from the city centre. The Kochi-Salem-Kanyakumari Highway runs in close proximity to the locality and it is a pivotal part of the entire Ernakulam district. The locality has witnessed huge development and the demand for residential property in Kakkanad has gone up substantially on account of easy access to important places like Chittethukara, Elamakkara, Edappally, Pattimattom and Karimughal among numerous others. The presence of the second largest IT Park cum township in the locality, the Kochi Infopark has also sparked rapid growth in the Kakkanad property market.
Kakkanad real estate has also got a major boost owing to the development of the proposed Kochi Smart City. This City will boost overall connectivity and infrastructure hugely in the locality. The Infopark is home to several big ticket companies including TCS, Wipro and Cognizant Technology Solutions among others. The locality is also home to several central and state government offices and organizations including the office of the District Collectorate, Panchayat Office, Siksha Bhavan and Airman Selection Board. The locality is known as Kochi’s broadcasting and information hub and is also home to the Doordarshan and Prasar Bharati regional offices.
The National Highway 47 ensures seamless connectivity to all major parts of the city and its suburbs. The Airport-Seaport Road is another connectivity lifeline for the locality. The Infopark Expressway lies approximately 4.7 kilometres away from the locality and the Ernakulam South Railway Station lies around 10 kilometres away from it. The Cochin International Airport lies around 24.8 kilometres away from the area and can be accessed through the Kanyakumari-Kochi-Salem Highway. The locality is also home to several reputed educational institutions including the Jayanthi Public School, Kochi Business School, Marthoma Public School, Bhavan’s Varuna Vidyalaya and the Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School among others.
Leading hospitals in the locality include the Omshree Siddha Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, Susruta Eye Hospital and the Kusumgiri Hospital. Developers like DLF Ltd, Nitish Estates, Infra Builders, ABAD Builders, Trinity Builders, Ebony Estates, Confident Group and others. Average property rates in the locality stand at around INR 3, 200 per sq ft.