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Brief of Kottayam
Located at south of central Kerala, the Kottayam district is bordered on the north by Ernakulam district, on the east by Idukki district and on the south by Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts. It is also a veritable treasure trove of beauty with the Vembanad Lake forming the western boundary.
Kottayam, Kerala, South India
The word Kottayam is a composition of the words Kotta (meaning fort) and Akkam (meaning inside). Kottayam is one of the exotic backwaters sites attracting tourists throughout the year. Being a mountainous region with scenic landscapes, backwaters, bird sanctuaries, temples and churches make this a place of tourist attraction. Lying below the sea level, some of its nearby places are also a treat to the eyes.

How to reach Kottayam

The nearest airport is at Kochi, which is about 80 km away from Kottayam.
Kottayam is well connected by train.
Kottayam is well linked with the cities of Thiruvananthapuram, Thekkady, Ernakulam, Madurai, and Munnar by road. Kottayam is also famous for its water transport by boats and ferries. Kottayam runs number of boats and ferries to connect to the nearest small and big ghats.

Best time to visit kottayam
Best time to visit Kottayam is between the months of. September and March

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