Know About splendid and eventful tour of Kottayam – Kerala – Kottayam Tour and Travel Guide
Kottayam, leading commercial center from God’s own land Kerala. Kottayam city is renowned for marvelous and fascinating experience of witnessing some of most exquisite, unparalleled and breathtaking beautiful nature with luxuriant green background of paddy fields.
City name Kottayam is derived from the word Kottackk Akam meaning Inside the Fortress. Kottayam is home of some ancient churches and closely associated with the missionaries of the Church Mission Society, established first English school in the city.
History states that till the mid of 18th century Kings of kingdom of Thekkumkoor ruled Kottayam area, in 1947 city was declared as district head quarter. City is birth place of St. Alphonsa, the first woman to be canonized as a saint by the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.
City also has history of agitations for the social struggle in Kerala.
1891 Protest movement for better representation of natives in Travancore civil services sector.
1924 The Vaikom Satyagraha of Mahatma Gandhi against untouchability.
1930 Abstention Movement for the representation of Hindus of the lower castes, Christians and Muslims in the Travancore Legislature.
Kottayam is famous for high production of cash crops like rubber, tea and coffee and also for papers industry, eventually Kottayam is home of publication industry of Kerala. A number of globally recognized news papers and Magazines, including Malayala Manorama [India’s largest circulated daily news paper] are published from Kottayam.
Vembanad Lake is among the major tourist attractions of the Kottayam city.


Vital Tourist Information : Kottayam

Location :
Kottayam city have most spectacular location in the God's own land Kerala as on west city have fascinating backwaters while east of city is the picturesque Western Ghat.


Near By City : Cochin - Kochi


State : Kerala [India]


Region : South India


Famous as / For :
Fascinating Kerala Backwaters and Picturesque Western Ghat - Home of News Paper


Weather & Climate :
Climate of Kottayam is of equatorial type , hot and humid in summers and dry and cool in winters. City have rainy season from May end to September.


Temperature :
Summer: Max. 35°C Min. 22°C
Winter: Max. 32°C Min. 22°C


Best Time to Visit :
From mid October to March end.


Spoken Languages :
Malayalam - English - Hindi - Tamil


Dining / Food Facility :
Visitors taste buds gets option of South Indian, North Indian, Tandoori, Chinese and Continental cuisine along with the authentic Kerala cuisines. Kottayam is sure to remain alive in memories of non vegetarians as city have many delicious, exquisite and signatory dishes for them


Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Kottayam is good place for shopping unique beautiful handicraft items of south India.


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Tourist Spots : Champakara - Ayurvedic Centre : Grampi Hill : Kumarkom : Peerumedu : Vembanad Lake
Religious Places : Bharananganam : Cheryapalli : Ettumanoor Temple : Mannanam : Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple : Valiyapalli Church


How To Reach KottayamKerala [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
There is adequate facility for reaching Kottayam by train journey, good number of trains connects city with other travel destinations of the state and country.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Excellent road connectivity makes Kottayam easily accessible. KSRT buses operates from various nearby cities for getting here.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
For the Kottayam Cochin [75 km] is the nearest airport for domestic flights where as Thiruvananthapuram [150km] is the nearest air terminus for international flights.