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Kerala tourism Guide



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Places of interest

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.

Nearest Places

What to shop

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.


  • Possessing Good green visualization with rivers
  • Place consist seven main Malayalam Newspapers
  • Proves the unity in diversity shares with different religions
  • Populated by Strong political literacy

How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    (Near By Airport) Nedumbassery, Kochi (90 Km) Thiruvananthapuram (160 Km)
  • train
    Kottayam Railway Station (Enquiry - KTYM 2563535, 2567360, 2567491)
  • bus
    Kottayam Bus Stop (KSRTC)


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.

Food & Cuisines

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.

Arts & Culture

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 district encircled by Pathanamthitta on South, Ernakulam on North, Alappuzha on West and Idukki on East.
Area & Altitude
Nature’s separation of highland, midland and lowland is spread by 2208 Square kilo meters and 3 metres above sea level.
Having a main stream of Meenachil river originating from the Western Ghats.
The amusing green creative place is having a pleasant typical weather. Though it is towering in humidity levels temperature deviates between 20 to 35°C. Annual rainfall of 3200 millimeters maintains the area to keep its beauty of nature of forests and wildlife.
Place consists rich type of alluvial soil which is top on the rise of osiers. Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, The Syro Malabar Church are the few famous for Christianity. Hindu temple Thirunakkara Mahadeva Kshetram is located in the mid of Kottayam. Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid located in the bank of river Meenachil proves the architectural efficiency of Muslims.


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.

Survey Results

Kottayam populated by 49.32% of Hindus, 44.60% of Christians, 5.97% of Muslims according to the survey results of 2001.
Malayam is the main language and by their script named as Kairali script.
Apart from the economy of tourism rubber and spices are holding a major increasing role of Kerala. Hindustan Newspaper Limited, KOttayam Spinning mills, KSE factory are good resources of their economy.

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