Tourist Places in Kottayam

Places to Visit in Kottayam

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Kottayam Average Rating - 5.6/7 1 based on 479 Ratings

Kottayam is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Kottayam is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Kottayam are February, March, September, October, November, December. There are 21 tourist places in Kottayam, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Kottayam can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Kottayam for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Kottayam Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Kottayam, browse through photos & pictures, explore Kottayam using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Kottayam, which are great places to visit, are Bay Island Driftwood Museum, St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Malliyoor Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple, Subramania Swami temple. Kottayam can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Kottayam Tourist Places



  • Type: Temple
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam
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Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple was constructed in the early 16th century by the Raja of Thekkumkur. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and represents beautiful Kerala style of architecture. The temple is adorned with murals that depict themes of Hindu epics. The temple is... Read More »
"It Is a Pleasing Experience"3 months ago "Worth going"Oct 29, 2013
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  • Type: Temple
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam
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"Mahadeva Temple"Oct 3, 2013
  • Type: Church
St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Kottayam
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St. Mary's Orthodox Church is located in Cheriyapalli at a distance of around 4 km from the destination. Being a prominent centre for the Syrian Christians of Kerala, the church originally belonged to the Malankara Orthodox Christians. It was constructed by the Raja of... Read More »
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  • Type: Museum
Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Kottayam
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Bay Island Driftwood Museum is situated in the Kumarakom village, at a distance of around 14 km from Kottayam. The museum displays a wide collection of driftwood sculptures, modern artefacts and root sculptures of various shapes and designs. It was constructed by Raji... Read More »
"Go there with friends!"2 months ago
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  • Type: Temple
Malliyoor Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple, Kottayam
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  • Type: Temple
Subramania Swami temple, Kottayam
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Subramanya Swamy temple is located in the village of Kidangoor and is dedicated to Lord Subramanya Swamy. The temple is known for its traditional Kerala architectural style. During the months of February and March, an annual festival is celebrated that lasts for 10 days.... Read More »
"Nice temple"Oct 13, 2013
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Vaikom, Kottayam
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Vaikom, Kottayam
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Vaikom is the capital town of the Vaikom taluka, situated on the north-west side of the Kottayam District. It has the Vembanad Lake on its west and various distributaries of the River Muvattupuzha flow through the town. It is counted amongst the oldest townships in Kottayam... Read More »
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  • Type: Hill
Nadukani, Kottayam
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Nadukani, situated in the midst of thick wooded hills and dense forests, is an ideal site for trekkers. It is located 3,000 ft above sea level, atop a hill. The mountains in the northern side and the Muvattupuzha River on the other side can be seen from Nadukani. Read More »
Saraswathy Temple, Kottayam
  • Type: Temple
Saraswathy Temple, Kottayam
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Saraswathy temple is situated in the Panachikad village. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswathy, the Goddess of learning and art. The temple has sculptures and paintings depicting various episodes of Indian mythology. It is popularly known as the Mookambika temple and... Read More »
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kottayam
  • Type: Sanctuary
  • Entry: Paid
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kottayam
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is also known as the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. It is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in Kottayam. Sprawling over 14 acres of land in the basin of the Kavanar River, the sanctuary is counted amongst the largest bird sanctuaries in India. It is... Read More »
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Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, Kottayam
  • Type: Mosque
Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, Kottayam
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Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, also known as the Taj Juma Masjid, is located on the banks of the Meenachil River. The foundation of the shrine was laid by the members of the Jama-Athe in 1959 and was completed in 1964. Renowned for its wood carvings and beautiful... Read More »
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  • Type: Island
Island of Pathiramanal, Kottayam
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Island of Pathiramanal in the Alappuzha District of Kerala is quite popular among the ornithologists. The name of the island is derived from the word ‘Pathiramanal’ which means ‘sands of night’. It is situated in the middle of the Vembanad Lake... Read More »
  • Type: Palace
Poonjar Palace, Kottayam
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Ranked 13 of 21
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Poonjar Palace situated in the Meenachil Taluka is surrounded by huge walls. The palace has a collection of antiques and furniture, including chandeliers, jewel boxes, weapons, grain measurer, palm leaf engravings and statues. The sculptures of Nataraja, a palanquin and a... Read More »
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  • Type: Hill
Elaveezhapoonchira, Kottayam
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Elaveezhapoonchira is a beautiful hill station that lies in proximity to Melukavu Mattom. It is situated in the midst of three beautiful hillocks namely, Mankunnu, Kudayathoormala and Thonippara. The hill station derives its name from two words ‘Elaveezha’ and... Read More »
  • Type: Cave
Kottathavalam, Kottayam
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Kottathavalam is situated on the Murugan Hills at Kurisumala. It is a cave carved from a rock surface and is believed to be the resting place of the Madurai Royal Family. Various statues and sculptures of Gods and Goddesses, such as Madurai-Meenakshi, Ayyappa, Murugan and... Read More »
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  • Type: Art Gallery
Mozart Art Gallery, Kottayam
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Mozart Art Gallery, a private art gallery owned and managed by the eminent artist M. Somu, is situated in Ayemenem village. Located within his residential complex, this place is a haven for the lovers of art, be it paintings or sketches. The art gallery showcases a collection... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
Pallippurathu Kavu, Kottayam
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Pallippurathu Kavu is an ancient shrine dedicated to Goddess Durga, the presiding deity of the village. The temple is visited during the annual Kumbhaka Mahotsav, celebrated on the 10th day of Pathamudaya. Read More »
  • Type: Temple
Thiruvarpu temple, Kottayam
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Thiruvarpu temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is visited by numerous tourists during the annual Vilakkeduppu festival. The annual festival is organised in the month of April and lasts for 10 days. Read More »
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  • Type: Village
Nattakom and Panachikad, Kottayam
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Ranked 19 of 21
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Nattakom and Panachikad are the beautiful villages located in the Kottayam District. The villages are surrounded by thick evergreen forests and numerous streams. Numerous species of rare migratory birds can be seen between the months of November and February. The village has a... Read More »
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  • Type: View point
Monroe Light, Kottayam
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Monroe Light is situated in Pallom at a distance of around 8 km from Kottayam and east of the Vembanad Lake. It was established by Colonel Monroe, a local resident, in 1813. Read More »
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