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South India Travel --› Kerala Cities --› Kottayam City

Kottayam City Tour

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 of letters, latex and lakes.

This land also boasts the first Malayalam printing press which was established by Benjamin Bailey, a Christian missionary, in 1820 AD. Kottayam is the ideal take-off point for visits to Peermede, Munnar, Idukki, Thekkady, Ernakulam and the temple city of Madurai.

How To Reach:

Nearest airport:
Kochi (76 km)
Thiruvananthapuram (160 km)

The railway station is situated 2 km from the central bus station and is connected to the major cities of India.

Road:Vaikom Temple, Kottayam Tour Packages
An excellent network of roads connects the district to all the
major towns and cities of India.

Ferry services:
There 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.