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Kottayam (Kerala)

Hotels & Resorts in Kottayam

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Kottayam, Kerala, IndiaKottayam situated in South of Cochin is a cultural Centre with beautiful Old churches. Though a busy commercial city, on its west, it has beautiful backwaters & on its eastern parts it is full of greenary.

Kottayam - The ancient town of Kottayam is known for its 700 year-old churches. The Cheria palli ('small church') with exceptionally lovely paintings over the altar, the beautiful St.Mary's Church in which lies the mortal remains of the blessed Alphonsa and the Blessed Father Chavara and the St. Joseph's Monastery Church at Mannanam are Kottayam's prize attractions.
   
GENERAL INFORMATION
  
   
  • Area: 2579 sq.km.
  • Population: 2,398,285.
  • Clothing: Tropical
  • Location: Southern Part Of Kerala
 
  • Best Time: August To March
  • Languages: Malayalam, Hindi, English
  • Climate: Tropical Mean Max: 36.0C Mean Min: 22.4C
  • Rainfall: 270 cm. (Annual).

 

   

The City
Houseboat at Kottayam, Kerala, India
The word Kottayam is a composition of the words Kotta (meaning fort) and Akkam (meaning inside). Kottayam is one of the exotic backwaters sites attracting tourists throughout the year. Being a mountainous region with scenic landscapes, backwaters, bird sanctuaries, temples and churches make this a place of tourist attraction. Lying below the sea level, some of its nearby places are also a treat to the eyes.

Look of the City
Having all the three types of land composition like low, middle and high, this place is a rich panorama of natural beauty. The land is situated on the southern side of Kerala with beautiful landscape surrounding the city. It has Ernakulam on its north while the east is protected by Idukki district. The exotic Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts signify the southern part, whereas Vembanad Lake makes the western side of Kottayam even more striking. Kottayam is also connected with picturesque Vembanad Lake with a canal.

Climate & The best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this place is during the months of August and March when the tropical climate is not so hot and humid. This makes traveling comfortable. Light winter sweaters and a shawl would be enough to meet the chill here.

History
The history of Kottayam is significant from the time of the second Chera Empire who used to have a great influence on the region. Maharaja Marthandaverma had a great influence on the state of Kerala as a ruler. He conquered the Vembolinadu established by his former rulers. Since ages, Kottayam has been regarded as one of the most important places of Kerala both politically and otherwise.

  
PLACES OF INTEREST
  • Valiya Pally

  • Thazhathangadi Mosque

  • Kumarakam : 10 km away from Kottayam, here is a lovely Vembanad Lake Where tourists can enjoy the beautiful backwater trips operated by the State Water Transport Department. The important ones are given below:-
    PLACE KILOMETRES JOURNEY HRS.
    1. Komarakam - Mohama 7 km 1/2 hrs.
    2. Kottayam - Alleppey 30 km 2 1/2 hrs.
    3. Kumarakam - Alleppey 1/2 hrs

 

EXCURSIONS
 

  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Thekkady) (114 km.)

  • Ettumanoor (13 km.)

  • Vaikkom (48 km)

 
HOW TO GET THERE?
 

By Air
Nearest Airport is Cochin 76 km. connected by Indian Airlines & East West Airlines with Mumbai (Bombay).
 

By Rail
Kottayam is well connected by rail with other cities in India.
 

By Road
Kottayam is connected by road with all important cities in South India. It is: 76 km from Cochin, 248 km from Madurai, 267 km from Kanyakumari, 114 km from Thekkady, 180 km from Thiruvananthapuram.


Bus Services

Kottayam is connected by buses to Cochin, Quilon, Thiruvananthapuram, Alleppey, Thekkady, Madurai, Trichur