Tourist Places in Kottayam

Places to Visit in Kottayam

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Vaikom, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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 and is popular for the... Read More »
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Nadukani, Kottayam
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  • Type: Hill
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 »
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Temple
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Temple
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 visited by numerous... Read More »
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Saraswathy Temple, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Temple
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 organises the annual... Read More »
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kottayam
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  • Type: Sanctuary
  • Entry: Paid
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 situated in the... Read More »
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St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Church
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 Tekkumur in 1579 in... Read More »
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Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Mosque
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 architecture, the mosque... Read More »
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Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Museum
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 Punnoose, proprietor and... Read More »
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Island of Pathiramanal, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Island
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 and is inhabited by... Read More »
Poonjar Palace, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Palace
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 thoni carved out of a... Read More »
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Elaveezhapoonchira, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Hill
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 ‘poonchira’,... Read More »
Malliyoor Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Temple
Kottathavalam, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Cave
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 Kannaki, can be seen in... Read More »
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Subramania Swami temple, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Temple
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. Chakiarkoothu performed... Read More »
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Mozart Art Gallery, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Art Gallery
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 of his work. M. Somu... Read More »
Pallippurathu Kavu, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Temple
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 »
Thiruvarpu temple, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Temple
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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Nattakom and Panachikad, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: Village
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 chain of Ayurvedic... Read More »
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Monroe Light, Kottayam
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Places to Visit in Kottayam
  • Type: View point
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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