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Kottayam District Guide

Kottayam is located in south-central Kerala. Situated in the basin of the Meenachil River and the Vembanad backwaters. Kottayam is bordered by Pathanamthitta district on the south, Alappuzha district on the west, Ernakulam district on the north and Idukki district on the east. The city is an important trading center of spices and commercial crops such as rubber. Major Kerala print media are headquartered in this town. Also a pioneering center of modern education in Kerala, the city became India's first city to achieve 100% literacy.

Kottayam Guide

A guide to the town of Kottayam and the surrounding area...

Temples In Kottayam

Guide to temples in Kottayam

Alapra Guide

introduction and short guide to Alapra village in Kottayam district of Kerala including details of temples and local community

Attractions in Kottayam

Visitor Attractions in Kottayam district.

Ayamkudy Guide

Guide to village of Ayamkudy in Kottayam district

Changanacherry Guide

Short guide to Changanachery in Kottayam district

Changanassery Guide

Guide to Changanassery which is the busy little gateway between the Ghats and Backwaters of Kerala

Erattupetta Guide

Quick guide to the place of Erattupetta in Kottayam

Eravinalloor Guide

Guide to Eravinalloor with its four bridges and famous local festival

Ettumanoor Guide

Guide to Ettumanoor and also its interesting local temple and associated legends

Guide to Small Villages In Kottayam

Summaries of more small villages not covered in the main pages. Each summary of these Kottayam places provides some background to the community

Kaduthuruthy Guide

Guide to Kaduthuruthy in Kottayam province including some statistics and local places to see and visit

Kanam Guide

Guide to Kanam with its excellent hiking and walking

Koottikkal Guide

Guide to Kootikal in the Western Ghats foothills on the edge of Kottayam District. The location of the first rubber plantations.

Manarkadu Guide

Guide to Manarkadu in Kottayam with details of local places, things to do and the local community.
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