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Small town in the foothills with interesting early Christian churches
Kothamangalam is a small town lying at the foothills of the Western Ghats and is known as The Gateway to the High ranges.
Kothamangalam is well known for its old Christian churches and its prominent educational institutions.
Kothamangalam located 13 Km from Muvattupuzha, was and still is an important trade center for spices and other hill produce.
The history of Kothamangalam tells us that it was at one time ruled by the Cheras. Thrikkariyoor (Karur) a village 3 Km from Kothamangalam was the capital of Cheras.
Kothamangalam is easily accessible from Ernakulam and is well linked from all parts of Kerala.