Kottayam is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located in central Kerala and is also the administrative capital of Kottayam district. Like the rest of places in Kerala, Kottayam is also a treasure house of natural beauty and cultural heritage. People visiting the place have been overwhelmed with its pristine beauty that invariably inspires them to pen a few words of praise even though they are otherwise loathe to writing. The nearby Vembanad Lake which is the most exciting backwater destination in Kerala, draws its name from the early name of Kottayam, Vempolinad.As for the attractions within and close to Kottayam is considered, there are many to catch your attention. Among them, religious places are in plenty, so if you have a religious bent of mind, you sure do know now where to head in Kerala. Additionally, the backwaters of Vembanad are a real gem for the lovers of nature. As you move slowly soaking in the beauties of nature, you will feel a sense of disgust at the way modernisation has changed the face of the world.
|Area||27.33 sq km|
|Temperature||Summer-Min.-12.0C,Max.-28.0 C Winter,Min.-7.0C,Max.-22.0C|
|Rainfall||315 cm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||September to July|
How to get there
1. Air :- Nearest airports Kochi (76 km), Thiruvananthapuram ( 160 km ).
Places to Visit
|Boat races||Bird sanctuary|
|Pathiramanal||Mannanam Tourist Home||Karimbukayam - Meloram|
Prime shopping item in Kottayam consists of clothes and jewelleries.
|Hotel Windsor Castle||Pearl Regency||Orchid Residency|
|Hotel Aida||Hotel Elegance|