Kottayam is the name of a city in Kerala which is the administrative capital of Kottayam district. It is one of the foremost trading centres for rubber and spices in Kerala. The city is situated close to the famous Vembanad Lake. The culture of Kottayam has a major influence from Syrian Christians. The nearest airport to the city of Kottayam is Cochin International Airport which is at a distance of about 90 kilometres.
Kottayam is one of the hotter places in Kerala offering limited options for food. The biggest advantage of this place is the pristine Vembanad Lake. Another plus point is that Kottayam is very close to the major destinations of Kerala and travelling from here wouldn't be a problem.
The city of Kottayam is the administrative capital of the Kottayam district in Kerala. The name 'Kottayam' is a combination of two local language words which mean 'The interior of a fort'. The city is just 14 kilometres away from Kumarokam, a popular backwater tourist destination in Kerala. The Vembanad Lake is a major tourist attraction for the tourists visiting Kottayam. Around the city are extensive rubber plantations and lush paddy fields.
The city of Kottayam was the first city in Kerala to have a literacy rate of 100 percent. It is the centre for rubber trading in Kerala. The city is also home to some important pilgrim centres and churches, which are visited by many people around the state. The city is popularly known as 'Land of Letters, Lakes and Latex'. Vagamon is a popular hill station that is at the border of Kottayam district about 64 kilometres away from Kottayam city.
The city of Kottayam is just 3 metres(10 ft) above sea level.
The climate in Kottayam is generally quite hot throughout the year, with winters being slightly pleasant.
Between the pleasant months of October and February.
The nearest airport to the city of Kottayam is Cochin International Airport which is at a distance of about 90 kilometres from the city. The airport is well-connected to the major cities in the country and abroad. From the airport, you can book a cab to reach the city.
Kottayam has a railway station of its own called Kottayam Railway Station which is right in the centre of the city. The station is well-connected to various places in Kerala and major cities in India. From the station, you can pick an auto or taxi to reach your hotel.
National Highway 183 connects to the city of Kottayam. Luxury bus services are available to Kottayam from cities like Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Chennai, Bangalore, Mangalore and Coimbatore.
The cuisine has a Syrian Christian Influence. Beef, pork and Seafood made with coconut and local Kerala spices form major part of the local cuisine.