Numerous tourist places in Kerala are there that comes under the Kottayam district. To be in the midst of a breath taking scenary one must visit Vagamon situated in the Idukki district of Kottayam. The Kumarakom Vembunad lake is another tourist attraction of Kottayam. Taking a cruise in a wooden boat is the main attraction of this place. Kottayam is also a religious place and many temples can also be noticed. Some of the temples which deserves special mention are Kumaranalloor Bhagavathy Temple, Saraswathi Tehple, Malliyoor Sri Ganapathi Temple and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.
Kottayam is popular for textile products such silk, cotton and special handicrafts products made up coir. Uruli (made of bell metal) and Pittu Kuzhal are the attractions of house hold vessels in Kottayam.
Kottayam has seven good theatres are all around the bus stand of KSRTS named Shankar Theatre, Shyla Talkies, Anand Cinema, Asha Cinema, Abhilash Cinema, Anaswara Theatre, Anupama Theatre.
Co-conut and fish plays a main role of Kerala food varieties and incredibly rich in taste. Their main breakfast items are Puttu Kadalai Kari, Kallappam, Idiyappam are all delicious tastes in food. Thorans, Olan, Avial, Eriseri, Puliseri are all ever delights of kerala cuisines. Ada Pradhaman is a traditional delicious dessert made up of Jaggery and milk on Onam festival. Wheat, Rice, beef are all major accepted in Muslims establishments.
Hotel Annapurna's Thellakom is one famous cuisine in Kottayam for its quality and cleanliness. Few other cuisines are still holding remarkable spot for the banana food variety.
Consisting of highest literacy level art and educations, printing and publication are all playing significant role in their culture. Famous creativity writers Paremmakkal Thoma Kathanar, Kottayam Pushpanath, Arundhati Roy are all originated from Kottayam. Kottayam reserves 70% of Kerala state publications. Mohini Attam, Bharatanatyam,, Mayilpeeli Thookam, Arjuna Nritham are all famous dances and entertainers of population.
Kottayam is a small district in God’s own country Kerala. Kottayam name came from the word Kott(fort) and akamm(inside) is more likely resembles a Tamil word. Meaning of the word is same in both languages ‘the interior of the fort’. Kottayam district is named by its town of Kottayam.
This city is known as Akshra Nagari (city of alphabets) magically the literacy is also 100% in 1989 and first tobacco free district in India. This City is added a proud of well known as Land of letters Lakes and latex.