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...