2203 sq. Km
18,20,000 (1991 census)
Kottayam is an important commercial centre of Kerala, situated in the southern part of India. Sandwiched between tranquil palm-lined backwaters on the west and the Western ghats on the east, Kottayam is among the state's most mountainous regions, providing some of Kerala's finest natural scenes. The town is surrounded by some of the most fertile and beautiful scenery in the state with hills to its East and backwaters to the west. Kottayam is the ideal take off point for visits to Peermedu, Munnar, Idukki, Thekkady, Ernakulam and the temple city of Madurai. Most of India's natural rubber originates from the lands of well-kept plantations of Kottayam, also home to the Rubber Board, one of the country's primary commodities board.
Places to Visit
An unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Situated on the vembanad lake, in this small water world you'll come across plenty of traditional country Crafts, boats and canoes which will take you into the heart of the scenic lake. The resorts nearby offer comfortable accommodation and exclusive leisure options like an ayurvedic massage, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, angling and swimming.
Kumarakom bird Sanctuary
Located on the banks of the vembanad lake, the kumarakom bird sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. Other common varieties like the woodpecker, skylark, crane, water hen and parrots can also be spotted here. A cruise along the vembanad lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.
» Anchuvilakku - 22 kms from Kumarakom
» Arunikkuzhi waterfalls - 18 kms from kottayam
» Erumeli - 60 kms north - east of Kumarakom
Air : Nearest Airport is at Cochin, 76 km away. The Thiruvananthapuam International Airport is 152 km.
Rail : Kottayam Railway Station 2 kms. away from the Central Bus Station and is connected with major cities and tourist centres.
Road :There are two bus stands, one run by state transport and the other private. The buses to major centres operate from the KSRTC bus station.
Kottayam offer several well furnished hotels and lodges that make your stay most memorable. One can easily go for the various options available according to the budget allotment. We offer excellent accommodation facilities in and around Kottayam. The various hotels in Kottayam offer best of facilities, as expected by the visitors.