Kottayam

Bordered by the lofty western ghats on the east and the vembanad lake and paddy fields of kuttanad on the west, kottayam is a land of unique characteristics. Panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields, highlands, extensive rubber plantations and a totally literate people have given this district the enviable title : the land also boasts the first malayalam printing press which was established by benjamin bailey, a christian missionary, in 1820 A.D.

Area - 2203 sq. Km
Population - 18,20,000 (1991 census)

 

  • Access :


    Kottayam Travel

    Air - nearest international airports : Kochi (Nedumbassery - 80 km) Thiruvananthapuram (160 kms).

    Rail - the railway station is situated 2 km from the central bus station and is connected to the major cities of india.

    Road - an excellent road network links the district to all major towns and cities in india.

    Water - Here are two ferry stations. The town jetty is about 3 km From the railway station and operates services during the monsoon. During summer, boats are operated from the kodimatha jetty.

  • Places to visit :


    Water Hen - Kumarakom bird sanctuary

    Kumarakom - 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.

    Water Hen - Kumarakom bird sanctuaryKumarakom 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.

  • Excursions :


    • Anchuvilakku - 22 kms from Kumarakom
    • Arunikkuzhi waterfalls - 18 kms from kottayam
    • Erumeli - 60 kms north - east of Kumarakom
    • Nadukani
    • Karimbukayam
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