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Kottayam , one of the beautiful district of Kerala enormously saturated with back waters,  lush greenery, vegetation, lakes, splendid paddy fields, extensive rubber plantations and range of hills. Nature has showered its best essence in the entire district. It is a land of legends, letters, lakes and latex. It is most popular tourist place in Kerala and best known for pilgrimages and natural beauties, located in the southern part of Kerala. It is beautifully bordered by lofty Western Ghats and paddy fields and it is an important commercial center of Kerala.

Must See Places

Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple
A beautiful sacred Hindu pilgrimage dedicated to Lord Shiva, pure evidence of ancient architecture of Kerala. An ancient temple of 500 years old filled with lively mural paintings gorgeously adorning the walls of temple. Most famous festival is annual Phalguna Utsav which grabs visitors and devotees across the world. 

St Mary's Knanaya Church, Valiyapalli
An ancient holy church located near to the Thirunakkara Mahadev temple built during 16th century. It is popularly expressed as Valliapally (Big Church). The peaceful church hold two Persian granite crosses which are carved from a single stone. The entire church is decorated with paintings depicting great events of Jesus Christ.

St Mary Church (Cheriyapally)
It is another famous church in Kottayam located closer to St Mary’s Knanaya Church, popularly known as Cheriapally (Small Church). It is an outstanding sample of fine blend of Portuguese and Kerala architecture. The prominent attraction is paintings which are colored by vegetable oil dyes. 

Thazathangadi Juma Masjid
It is most popular sacred place of Islam, made of teak wood peacefully nested on the banks of river Meenachi. The origin of this Mosque is unknown but believed to be 1000 years old. An attractively carved roofs, latticed windows and square courtyard are the prime attractions.

It is place owning many first to its credits, located 11 km from Kottayam, awe-inspiringly located on a hillock at 150 feet from ground level. T is the first seminary of Malabar church, holds a proud of being the first printing press, first catholic English school, first daily newspaper in Malayalam and first Sanskrit catholic school in Kerala. Chavara art museum is another point of attraction.

Other Places
St Mary's Forane Church, Ettumanur, Panchikkad Temple, Chanaganassery, Kumarakom, Kanjirappally and Pala are most popular places among the tourist destinations of Kottayam.

How to reach Kottayam

By Air
Kochi international airport is located around 93 km from Kottayam is nearest one.

By Train
Kottayam railway station is the nearest railhead.

By Road
State owned and private run buses are available to reach major cities of Kerala.

In Summer 22-35°C, in winter 22-25°C. Best visited during September to April.

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Wind : 1.44 mt/sec towards SE

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Near By Other Tourist Places

Kottayam   0 KM near     
Kumarakom   9 KM near     
Alleppey   24 KM near     
Mararikulam   27 KM near     
Kuttanad   31 KM near     
Near By major Cities
Thiruvananthapuram  145 KM near     
Bangalore  440 KM near     
Chennai  632 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Kochi Airport   73 KM near     
Trivandrum International Airport   145 KM near     
Peelamedu Airport   191 KM near     
Madurai Airport   195 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Kochi  55 KM near     
Kollam  87 KM near     
Thrissur  123 KM near     
Tirunelveli  179 KM near     
Near By Districts
Kottayam   1 KM near     
Alappuzha   24 KM near     
Pathanamthitta   51 KM near     
Ernakulam   55 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Kottayam Rail Way Station   2.5 KM near     
Kumaranallur Rail Way Station   5.1 KM near     
Chingavanam Rail Way Station   5.6 KM near     
Changanassery Rail Way Station   16 KM near     

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