Bordered by the lofty western ghats on the east and the vembanad lake
and paddy fields of kuttanad on the west, kottayam is a land of unique
characteristics. Panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields,
highlands, extensive rubber plantations and a totally literate people
have given this district the enviable title : the land also boasts
the first malayalam printing press which was established by benjamin
bailey, a christian missionary, in 1820 A.D.
Area - 2203 sq. Km
Population - 18,20,000 (1991 census)
Air - nearest international airports : Kochi (Nedumbassery
- 80 km) Thiruvananthapuram (160 kms).
Rail - the railway station is situated 2 km from the central bus
station and is connected to the major cities of india.
Road - an excellent road network links the district
to all major towns and cities in india.
Water - Here are two ferry stations. The town jetty
is about 3 km From the railway station and operates services during
the monsoon. During summer, boats are operated from the kodimatha
Places to visit :
Kumarakom - An unbelievably beautiful paradise of
mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed
with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Situated
on the vembanad lake, in this small water world you'll come across
plenty of traditional country Crafts, boats and canoes which will
take you into the heart of the scenic lake. The resorts nearby offer
comfortable accommodation and exclusive leisure options like an ayurvedic
massage, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, angling and swimming.
Kumarakom bird sanctuary - Located on the banks of
the vembanad lake, the kumarakom bird sanctuary, an ornithologist's
paradise, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the siberian
stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. Other common varieties like
the woodpecker, skylark, crane, water hen and parrots can also be
spotted here. A cruise along the vembanad lake is the best way to
experience the sanctuary.
» Anchuvilakku - 22 kms from Kumarakom
» Arunikkuzhi waterfalls - 18 kms from kottayam
» Erumeli - 60 kms north - east of Kumarakom
Honeymoon Tour Packages
The overwhelming tranquility and the myriad colours of various
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chaotic city life.It has also emerged as a major honeymoon spot
in India. Our effort is to bring you face to face with the adoring
beauty of Kerala. In this we take a move ahead and offer a wide
range of tour packages, for the honeymoon couples.
Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience
the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet
in length. The traditional house boat, the indispensable
part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy Islands
in olden times.
The rich and glorious Kerala cultural heritage is
reflected in the vibrant Kerala festivals that mirror
the ancient traditions, customs, beliefs and faiths of
the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
South India are annual occasions that are celebrated for
commemorating religious occasions. Some of the popular
Kerala festivals are Onam, Vishu, Mahasivarathri, Asthami
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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