Kottayam is a city in the state of Kerala which is being proudly hailed as Gods Own Country. Indeed it seems to be the truth as Kottayam is blessed with both natural splendour and religious bliss.
The temples of Kottayam like the Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple boast of a magnificent architecture along with a rich historical past. The churches and mosques like Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid, Vimalagiri Church and Good Shepherd Church are also major tourist attractions that have become an integral part of Kottayams heritage.
There is opportunity for Eco tourism in the enchanting backwaters and bird sanctuaries. The annual Boat Race is a popular cultural event attended by many tourists from different parts of the country and from abroad.
Kottayam is served by many long distance trains connecting most major cities across the country and lies on a National Highway.

Best time to visit: September to February
Languages spoken: Malayalam
Climate: Hot and humid summers, heavy rains during monsoon and pleasant winters
Holy sites: Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple, Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid, Pallipurathu Kavu, Vimalagiri Church, Valiyapalli, Cheriyapally, Good Shepherd Church Kottayam
Places to visit: Kodimatha Boat Jetty