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Kottayam , Kerala

Kottayam in Kerala will always be remembered for its great feat in the field of education. This is the first district in India to have a 100% literacy rate and also to become the first district which is completely free of tobacco. These are achievements which are so big that is astounding to see the success of Kottayam as a district. One of the most flourishing places in the country, Kottayam makes the whole country extremely proud. One of the places to have contributed to the literary richness of the country, this is a city which is the absolute nerve centre of the Malayalam literature. Today, six major Malayalam newspapers – Malayala Manorama, Mathrubhoomi, Deshabhimani, Deepika, Madhyamam and Mangalam – and around thirty periodicals are published from Kottayam. Kottayam is also home to several book publishers in Malayalam such as D. C. Books, Labour India Publications and Current Books. In the state where literature is the very base, Kottayam is the nerve centre of the whole activity. This is a temple which is a mix of many Hindu temples and Christian churches. These dot the whole landscape of this place. Some of them are the Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple, Kumaranalloor Devi temple, and churches known as Valiya Palli, Cheriya Palli and Marthoma Palli among many other such buildings. This is a city which reflects the old faiths with great harmony. A place that is extremely forward thinking and a harmonius place, Kottayam will surprise every one. Located in the middle of great splendour too, this is again one of the places that will awe you with its natural splendour and definitely astound you with the depth of its cultural and literary knowledge.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 23.0°C /73.0°F 234 mm 84feet 60725.0 /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

Places of Interest

  • Thirunakkara Mahadeva Shiva Temple

  • St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church Cheriyapally

  • Thazhathangadi Mosque

  • Kumarakom bird sanctuary

  • Pathiramanal

  • Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

  • Bharanamganam St. Mary's Church

  • Sree Vallabha temple

  • Bay island driftwood museum

  • Poonjar Palace

  • Elaveezhapoonchira

  • Mannanam church

  • Aranmula

  • Vagamon

  • Vaikom mahadevar temple


  • Koottikkal

  • Panachikkad Saraswathi Temple

  • Good Shepherd Church

  • Syrian Knanaya Church Valiyapally


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