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FACT SHEET

District Area - 2204Sq Km
District Population - 18,20,000
Climate - Tropical Humid(Cool and pleasent in the high Ranges and the Caramom Hills)
Altitude - Sea Level
Temperature - Max:34.5 °C Min:23.0 °C
Rainfall - 346cm
Clothing - Tropical Cotton.
Tourist Season - September to March.

 

INTRODUCTION

Kottayam, provides some of kerala's finest natural scenes, sandwiched as it is between serene palm fringed backwaters on the West and the Western Ghats on the East. Much of this beauty is laid out in all its glory along the road which winds from Kottayam to the periyar Wild life Sanctuarry in Thekkady through plantations of rubber, tea, coffee and pepper.

Kottayam is the land of letters Latex and Lakes. As a district Kottayam has the highest literacy in India. It was the first town in India to attain total literacy, an event which triggered a mass movement to make Kerala the Country's first totally literate State. The town is also the birth place of the publishing industry and the home of the fourth estate in kerala.The first printing press in Vernacular, malayam was established at kottayam.

ACCESS

Air-The nearest International airport is at Nedumbassery, Ernakulam, 90km. South.

Rail-Kottayam is linked by rail to meet major Indian cities.

Road-Motorable roads connect Kottayam to important South Indian cities, like Madurai, Cochin, Trivandrum.

Ferry Station-Boats are available here to Alleppey, Nedumudi, Kumarakom and Kovalam.

TOURIST PLACES AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Ayyampara

Koottickal

Vagamon

Kurishumala

Mountains of Elaveezhapoonchira

Maramala Waterfall

Panchalimedu

Kesarifalls

Illickal kallu

Poonjar Palace

Erumeli

The Valiya Palli

the Cheria PalliBharananganam

Mannanam

Distances:

Kottayam to:
Cochin
:
  66 km
Kumaracom
:
  20 km
Alleppey
:
  43 km
Trivandrum
:
 131 km

 

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