Kottayam Tourism & Travel Guide

In God’s own country is the relatively larger city of Kottayam, famous for being the trade centre of rubber, commercial crops and spices. More than being a tourist attraction, this city is the gateway to the high ranges of central Kerala, Wagamon and Elaveezha Poonchira. It is also conveniently located between the ghats and the backwaters, providing easy access to both as well as the best of both worlds! Among the many places to visit here, Marmala is a wonderful option for its magnificent waterfalls and absolutely breathtaking beauty. The Poonjar Palace, on the other hand, is a testimony to the glorious past of Kottayam. From an enormous collection of antiques to exquisite furniture, everything is preserved in this former home of the royal family. The palace protects even the tiniest of items such as jewel boxes, lamps, sculptures of Nataraja, palm-leaf engravings and grain measures. Pathiramanal, fondly known as the 'sands of midnight' is small island on the backwaters of Alappuzha. Sparking in natural beauty, the reflection of the moonlight on the white sand of the island is a sight to behold. Vembanad Lake is also a good option to spend a day on the coconut-fringed backwaters enjoying a leisurely meal!

Trips and Itineraries for Kottayam

In short, this was our route: Bangalore -----> Kottayam -----> Kumarakom ----> Punnamada lake using house boat ----> Back to Kumarakom and alight from the boat ----> Our private resting place nearby, for the night ----> Kumarakom bird sanctuary next day ----> Kottayam railway station....

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“The more difficult it gets the more awesome it gets” – don’t worry that is my quote… We spent about 3-4 hours there and after it threatened to rain, we started off back to our home in Kottayam....

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Top Places To Visit in Kottayam 28 Spots

Near Melukavu Mattom, Kottayam
Tourism Development Corporation runs a guesthouse at Ilaveezhapoonchira and there are several good hotels and resorts in and around Illikkal Kallu. You may enjoy riding through Ilaveezhapoonchira, mechal waterfalls, and Illikkal Kallu while taking an accommodation at some of the comfy hotels or resorts at Wagamon. Wagamon has hotels of all budgets for tourists.This article is written by E. Jey, a travel blogger from India. He is the founder of Jaunt Monkey blog and Jaunt Monkey YouTube channel.
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Weekend Getaways from Kottayam  

We started from Calcutta to Trivandrum (also called Thiruvananthapuram). Since it was early morning flight we were there early morning hence having a complete day to explore before we reach our property. At Thiruvananthapuram you can visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple.


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