Tourist Place in Kottayam

  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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    Situated in Kottayam district in Kerala, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is an ornithologist’s paradise. It is located close to Kumarakom village in Kuttanad region which has become synonymous with backwater tourism in Kerala.A favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal, the sanctuary is situated on the eastern bank of Vembanad Lake and is spread across 14 acres.

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  • Ilaveezhapoonchira

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    Skirting Kottayam district are the beautiful valleys of Ilaveezhapoonchira, spread over thousands of acres. This delightful picnic spot located in the midst of beautiful hillocks near Kanjar, is also ideal for trekking.

    During the monsoons when the valley fills up to form a scenic lake, this place unveils yet another beautiful slice of nature. Ilaveezhapoonchira means ‘valley where leaves don’t fall’ and is named so because the place has no trees. This is also one of the...

  • Marmala Waterfall

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    Located near Teekoy Rubber EstateMarmala Waterfall is few km away from Erratapettu in Kottayam District of Kerala India. The water of the waterfall is perennial and can be visited at any time. The water of the waterfall cascade from at the height of 60 meters above and splash over a 12 meters deep pool made by the force of the water and then merges down with the Teekoy River. It is beautiful place with natural surrounding. Dense forest of rubber trees can be found. It is a place for trekkers...

  • Ayyampara

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    Ayyampara or Aiyyanpara is found around 14 km north to Erattupetta(43 km from Kottayam town). Taxicabs and KSRTC Busses are available from Erattupetta to Thalanadu. We have to walk 1 km to Ayyampara from Talanadu.

    Ayyampara is a gigantic harsh incline confined by putting each stone on the other from the base really with the objective that we can slide to some connect with the base. The level harsh plain gives moving viewpoint of the earth and is a splendid point for sunset...

  • Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

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    "Ee Narakathil ninnenne kara ketteetenam thiruvaikom vaazhum shiva shambho !!!" We do not believe that there are malayalis who have not chanted this at least once in their lives. So popular these words are, which is a prayer to save us from this the earth which is as equivalent as of hell. The believers trust that Lord Vaikathappan would never let any devotee to sleep with an empty stomach. The Lord is known as Annadanaprabhu, who loves to feed his...

  • Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple

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    The Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, in Kottayam town, was built in the 16th century by Thekkumkoor Raja. This is one of the famous temples of Kottayam. The main deity is Lord Shiva.

    The traditional Kerala architecture of the temple attracts a lot of visitors. The koothambalam, the traditional theatre of the temple, where performances of various traditional art and dance forms are held is famed for its architecture. Murals depicting stories from the epics adorn the walls of the...

  • Illikkal Kallu

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    Three hills, each rising to 4000 ft. and above, together form this huge hill. Each of the hills have a peculiar shape. One of them resemble a mushroom owing to which it gets its name Kuda Kallu (umbrella shaped rock). It is said that the medicinal herb Neela Koduveli, which bathes the hillsides in blue, grows here.

    This flower is also believed to possess supernatural powers which could increase wealth and ensure a rich harvest. The second hill, has a small hunch on the sides and...

  • Thangalpara

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    Thangal para is one among the major attraction Near Vagamon In Kottayam Idukki border. Thangal para stands at a height of more than 2500 feet above the sea level near Vagamon hill range. This place can be reached via Vagamon which is well connected with Kottayam as well as Idukki. The Thangal para is a unique rock formation on top of a rocky hill which has some devotional and spiritual significance among devotees. It is believed that Sheikh Fariduddin, a Sufi saint from Afghanistan had lived...

  • Calvari Mount View Point

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    Calvary Mount, also known as Kalvari Mount is an eco-tourism destination on the high reaches of Idukki District in Kerala. Calvary Mount is located about 12 kms away from Idukki.

    Visitors have the option of trekking to the top from the Idukki and Kattapana main road, or they can cover part of the way, up to the ticket counter, by jeep.
    From the top of the Mount, visitors will have an opportunity to experience the panoramic view...

  • Pallipurathu Kavu

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    Pallipurathu Kavu, a renowned temple of Kottayam is very popular among the Hindu devotees of Kerala. The temple of Pallipurathu Kavu is dedicated to the Devi or Goddess Durga, who is referred to as 'Pallippurathamma' by worshipers.

    The Pallipurathu Kavu Temple in Kottayam is owned by Kottarathil Sankunny, who was the writer of 'Aithihya Mala'. The family of Puthettu is also known for having long association with the temple and hence the family ancestors were given the title of...

  • Palli Bhagavathi Temple

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    Venue: Palli Bhagavathi Temple
    Location: Neelamperoor
    District: Alappuzha

    A highly vibrant festival held at the Neelamperoor Palli Bhagavathy Temple, the Neelamperoor Padayani is a celebration of many colours and cultures. This annual Patayani festival falls in the Malayalam month of Chingam (usually August/September).

    Patayani, which literally translates to rows of army, is performed at several temples in Kerala. However, the Patayani conducted at...

  • Panachickadu Saraswathi Temple

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    Time of Worship
    Morning: 05.30 - 11.00
    Evening: 05.00 - 07.30

    The sarawathi temple in the panachikadu village of Kottayam district, Kerala is known as Dakshina (southern) Mookambi. Eventhough many sarawathi temples perform pooja only during the ‘Navarathri period;, this temple offers pooja throughout giving ‘darshan’ to the devotees.
    This temple is situated in the panachikadu village 11 kilometers away from the well known Kottayam District Head Quarters...

  • Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

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    Principal deity: Mahadeva (Shiva) – worshipped as Ardhanareeshwara in the morning, Kirathamoorthi at noon and Samhararudra in the evening.
    Sub deities: Ganapathi, Bhagavathy, Dakshinamoorthy, Shastha, Yakshi

    Principal deity faces west. The temple and immediate surroundings are situated 5-6 feet below street level. The main Gopura (entrance) is on the west side. Temple murals on the inner walls are exquisite-especially ‘Anantasayana’ on the Northern side and...

  • Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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    Bay Island Driftwood Museum at Kumarakom displays large collection of superior quality driftwood articles of very high artistic value, prepared through a rare and innovative modern art form.

    A Museum displaying a unique collection of superior quality driftwood articles of very high artistic value, prepared through a rare and innovative modern art form, is functioning at the scenic village of Kumarakom in Kottayam. A Visitor would find there a huge collection of root sculptures...

  • MANNANAM

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    Besides being associated with the Blessed Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Mannanam is the seat of the first seminary of the Malabar Church (1833), the first Catholic Sanskrit School in Kerala (1846), the first private printing press, CMS Press started by Rev. Benjamin Bailey (1846), and the first daily newspaper in Malayalam, the Deepika (1887).
    The Chavara Art Museum at Mannnam preserves a brilliant repertory of church history.

    Cruise tours in Mannanam
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  • Anchuvilakku - stone lamp

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    Anchuvilakku is a stone lamp post and a typical example of Kerala architecture, was built near the Changanacherry boat jetty by the renowned freedom fighter Veluthampi Dalawa. The Changanacherry or Changanassery market, one of the largest in Kerala, was also established by the freedom frighter. The five lamps on this post are lit using kerosene.

    Getting there
    Nearest railway station: Changanassery, about 2 km; Kottayam, about 21 km
    Nearest airport:...

  • Kottathavalam

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    Kottathavalam, an ideal picnic spot near Wagaman, is situated near Murugan hills at Kurisumala in Kottayam. A flight of steps cut in the rocks takes one to this magnificent cave, Kottathavalam. Legends say that the royal family from Madurai rested here on their way to Poonjar. The rocks within the cave, carved like chairs and couches and the figures of Madurai Meenakshi, Ayyappa, Murugan, Kannaki and weapons sculpted on them, are all worth exploring.

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  • Poonjar Palace

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    The Poonjar Palace is a glorious testimony to the regal opulence of a bygone era. Within the palace walls is an extraordinary royal collection of antiques and exquisite furniture including a palanquin, a droni (treatment bed) carved out of a single piece of wood for Ayurvedic massages, huge chandeliers, palm leaf engravings, jewel boxes, varieties of lamps, sculptures of Nataraja (the dancing Siva), grain measures, statues and weapons. A unique conch preserved here is taken out once a year for...

  • St. Alphonsa Shrine Church & Pilgrim Centre

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    Bharananganam had been a sleepy backwater of a village till it shot into fame in the 1950’s in the wake of the cult of St. Alphonsa. Perched between the high ranges in the east and the flat coastal strips to the west, it has undulating terrain like every place in Kerala’s midland. It is situated on the bank of the Meenachil River. The soil on either side of the river is remarkably fertile. The majority of the people are educated and Bharananganam is typical small town in Kerala with 100%...

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