How to get there: Kottayam is just 4 hours journey from the capital of Trivandrum. From Trivandrum it can be reached by road and rail transport. This city is also well connected to other major cities by road and rail transport. The nearest airport is at Cochin (Kochi) located 76 km from Kottayam. Another airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 160 km away.
By Airways: The nearest airport is at Cochin (Kochi) located 76 km from Kottayam. Another airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 160 km away.
By Railways: Kottayam is well connected with the major towns in and outside Kerala by an extensive rail network. The railway station is situated just 2 km away from the central bus station. There are regular trains from Kottayam to Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam (165 km), and Ernakulam (65 km).
By Roadways: Kottayam is connected to major cities of South India by good motor able roads. There are two bus stations, the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus station on T.B. Road and a private bus stand near the railway station. Buses to major centers operate from the KSRTC bus station.
Kottayam, among the state’s more mountainous districts, provides some of Kerala’s finest natural scenes, sandwiched as it is between serene palm-fringed backwaters on the west and the Western Ghats on the east. Much of this beauty is laid out in all its glory along the road which winds from Kottayam to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady through plantations of rubber, tea, coffee, and pepper.
another view of sea beach
Kottayam is the first town in India to achieve cent percent literacy. According to the 1991 census, the literacy percentage of the district is 90.52. The district has been maintaining its lead till the state achieved total literacy, subsequently.
About 96% of the people of the District speak Malayalam as their mother tongue. Only 2.5% of the people speak Tamil as their mother tongue.
The climate of Kottayam like the rest of Kerala can be classified as in equatorial type of climate.
sea with wave
Places Close By : Kumarakom, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Changanassery, Pathiramanal, Ayyappara