With the perfect amalgamation of mountains, backwaters, lakes, plantations, and paddy field, the small town Kottayam is a hub of tourist attractions. It is also known as 'the land of letters, latex and lakes. Located 76 km from the Kochi, it is major center for rubber plantation in India. Further tea and coffee garden enhances the beauty of backwaters. In this way, the place emerges as a perfect destination for peace and solace seekers as well as honeymooners.
Major attractions of the place
Periyar wildlife sanctuary- it is located very near to Kottayam. If you want to explore the natural vegetation, Periyar Wildlife sanctuary ids the perfect place for you here you can get a glimpse of spotted dear, wild pigs, bisons, tigers and elephant.
The Thirunakkara Shiva temple- it is one of the most spot for the tourist where they can explore typical Keralian temple architecture. The wall of temple is beautifully painted with pictures of mythical stories. Phagulan Utasav is celebrated during March at that time you can enjoy Sanskrit dramas.
Kumarakom- Located very near to Kottayam, Kumarakom is the perfect destination for Bird watchers. It is home to the several residential and migratory birds. Pathiramal, the lonely island, is ideal place for the seekers of peace and solace. Further the tranquility of surroundings makes it an ideal hub for romantic couples.
Voikam temple- Located just 40 km north to the Kottayam, the temple is dedicated to Hindu lord Shiva. According to legend, the ancient temple is associated to Parshuram and reflects typical Keralian temple architecture.
Wagamon- Situated 60 km from the Kottayam town, it is another finest place for excursion and trekking.
Apart from these places, you can explore other attractions such as St Mary Church, St Mary Orthodox Church and St. Joseph Monastery.