Kottayam is famous about its spice trading. The major portion of the rubber production comes from the Kottayam district. The starting of modern education happened in Kottayam. It is the first city of 100 % literacy obtained in India. It is known as Akshara Nagari (City of Alphabets). Kottyam is known as the Land of Letters, Latex and Lakes. It takes the honor of the educational hub Of Kerala. Major print medias office are located in Kottayam such as headquarters of Malayala Manorama daily, Deepika daily and D.C books.
It was under the regin of Kulashkara during 1090-1102 AD. The name of vembanadu derived from the Kingdom of vempolinad. Before taking the rule of Marthandavarma Kottyam was under the rule of thekkumkoor and Kottayam become the part of Kingdom of Travancore. It played major role in the modern history. A public meeting held in Kottayam public library for including educated Travancoreans in Travancore civil service against persons from outside. The movement is considered as the starting of the modern political movement in the state. The famous Vaikom Satyagraha happens in 1924-25 on the soil of Kottayam. It is having prideful history of modern education progress
The famous Vembanad Lake is located in Kottaya. The rivers from Idukki district flows through the Kottyam to sink with the Vembanadu Lake. It keeps an average 3 meter height from the sea level. The total area of Kottayam district is 2208km2. It share the border with Pathanamthitta,Alappuzha,Ernakulam and Idukki.
The beautiful gift to God's own country will offer you house boating facilities. Vembanad Lake is fast developing tourism in India. There are lots of Kettuvallams with modern facilities. There will be boat races during the festival of Onam. The famous boat race is snake boat race.
The city includes in the list of major tourism centers in Kerala. Its existing natural destinations having capacity to attract people from India and abroad. Let us take list of major attractions in the district of Kottayam.
The place is famous for Lake Toruism in Kerala. The travel destination decorated with paddy fields, mangrove forest and coconut trees, a perfect view of natural beauty. There are resorts to provide Kerala style entertainments such as massages, Yoga, boating, fishing, swimming, etc. Kumarakom, One of the major attractions in Kerala never disappointed you.
This is an island located in the Vembanadu Lake. It stands as the resting place for the migratory birds from the world. It lies between Thaneermukom and Kumarakom.
The attractive hill station is located between Idukki and Kottayam border. It is famous for tea gardens. The attractive destination is on the way to become top place in the tourism map
• Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls
• Hill Stations such
As Mankallu Mudikal, Ilaveezhapoonchira, Kannadipara, Illickal Kallu, Vazhikkadavu, etc .