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Holiday Destination: Kottayam

Kottayam is a city in the state of Kerala. The city of Kottayam is also called as "Akshara Nagari" Akshara Nagari means the "City of Letters" considering its contribution to print media and literature.Kottayam is located in southern Kerala and is also the administrative capital of the Kottayam district. Bordered by the lofty and mighty Western Ghats on the east and the Vembanad Lake and paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west, Kottayam is an important commercial centre of Kerala. Kottayam also home to Rubber Board. Kottayam is a land of unique Characteristics. Panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields, highlands, hills and hillocks, extensive rubber plantations, places associated with many legends and a totally literate people have given Kottayam District the enviable title: The land of letters, legends, latex and Lakes. The city is an important trading center of Spices and commercial crops, especially Rubber.


Kottayam Summer maximum temperature is 10°C to 22°C. Winter maximum temperature is 5°C to 20°C.

Tourist Season

August to March


Hotels, Budget Hotel, Resort, private cottages are available which suit all budgets

General Information Of Kottayam

Area: 2208 sq. km Population: 60,725 Languages: Malayalam and English Temperature: 10°C to 22°C in summer 5°C to 20°C in winter

Tourist Attraction in or Near by Kottayam


Champakara Ayurvedic Centre

Champakara 18 km from Kottayam. Champakara is an important Ayurvedic Centre.



Kumarakom bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom 12 km from kottayam. Kumarakom has a beautiful bird sanctuary on the banks of the Vembanad Lake and is an ideal place for backwater cruises.


Grampi hill Station

The Grampi hill station of situated 5 km from Peerumade.

Kesari Waterfalls

Kesari Waterfalls also known as Valanjamkanam falls, Kuttikanam and Murinjapuzha on the Kottayam-Kumaly route.



Road Distance from Kottayam to (in kms)

Sabarimala to Kottayam: 100 km Thekkady to Kottayam: 114 km Thiruvananthapuram to Kottayam: 160 km Kochi to Kottayam: 67 km Calicut to Kottayam: 285 km Thrissur to Kottayam: 132 km



Nearest Airport

For Kottayam is Cochin Airport distance by 90 km.



Nearest Railway Station

For Kottayam is situated at a distance for just 2 km from the bus Station

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