Kottayam located in central Kerala is one of the 14 districts is additionally the
executive capital of Kottayam district. The city is an important trading centre
of spices and commercial crops, especially rubber. Kottayam is a land of distinctive
culture, it's surrounded by indomitable Western Ghats on the east and the Vembanad
Lake and paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west. All encompassing backwater stretches,
lush paddy fields, highlands, hills and hillocks and the wide spread rubber plantations
makes it much more appealing.Kottayam has several places of legendary importance.
Highly literate people of kottayam have given Kottayam District the well deserved
title the land of letters, legends, latex and lakes.
Kottayam is a vital centre of spices and particularly famous for commercial crop rubber. Most of India's natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam, conjointly it homes to the Rubber Board of Kerala. Kottayam is additionally referred to as as 'Akshara Nagari' which implies the "city of letters" considering its contribution to literature and print media.
Kottayam city is that the 1st city in India to possess achieved 100% literacy (a exceptional accomplishment achieved as early as in 1989). English education in South India did really begin at the previous Seminary here at Kottayam in 1813. The CMS Press, the first printing press of Kerala in 1821 by Rev.Benjamin Baily in Kottayam.
TOURIST SPOTS IN KOTTAYAM
Kumarakom :-The backwaters of Kumarakom are Kottayam's main attraction. Set in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake, house boat services of Kumarakom is an unforgettable experience a tourist takes along with them.Read More
Vagamon :-Vagamon, a hill station set in Kottayam- Idukki border of Kerala is a small plantation township in Central Travancore. Vagamon is a green bed with a endless line of lush green hills, exciting ravines and rambling rivulets.Read More
Pathiramanal :-According to ancient mythology, a young Brahmin dived into the Vembanad Lake to take bath and perform his evening prayers and the land rose above diverting the lake,and ...Read More
Aruvikuzhi :-Aruvikuzhi or Aruvikkuzhy in Kottayam district is a lovely picnic spot and a perfect shooting location for movies. Aruvikkuzi Waterfalls is located 18 km from Kottayam district and 2 kms down a mud lane from Kumarakom.Read More