Kottayam is a beautiful Kerala backwater destinationKottayam - "the land of lakes, latex and letters", that's what it is famously called. Interspersed with a network of canals and lakes, Kottayam is also known for its toddy tappers. This is one place where you will find that even one person is not illiterate. The beautiful Vembanand Lake and its associated backwaters border Kottayam district on the West. Kottayam is located in an area of great natural beauty and you're sure to be enchanted by the scenery around Kottayam on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
There are many famous churches in Kottayam including the St Mary's church and the St Joseph's monastery. Some of the famous temples in Kottayam are the Ettumanoor Shiva Temple known for its paintings and sculptures and the Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple. You can see the historic churches and temples of Kottayam on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
The nearest airport is at Cochin (Kochi) located 76 km from Kottayam. Another airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 160 km away.Kottayam is well connected with the major towns in and outside Kerala by an extensive rail network.
The climate of Kottayam is moderate and pleasant. The temperature varies from a minimum of 19.58°C during December to a maximum of 34.33°C between April and May. The average annual rainfall is 2,701.7 mm. It is hot and humid. From June to Sept. it experiences torrential rains brought by the monsoon clouds.