Hill Station


3 m

STD Code


Best Season

Sep - Feb




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Kottayam Travel Guide

The historical region of Kottayam is one of the bestcities to visit in the state and the region is indeed one of the dreamiest places. The hill tops, greenery spread, beautiful lakes and rich culture of the region is something that will make you addict to the region.

The city is also famous for the great spiceplantations found here along with these 4 places that you will find here-

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best tourists places in Kottayam

  • The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Illikkal Kallu
  • The Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple
  • Kottathavalam

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

The bird sanctuary is also known as the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary and is very much famous among the bird watchers and is very much easily reachable. Located at the Kumarakom the beauty of the region is much more increased with the Vembanad Lake found here. The bird sanctuary is an amazing place to spend a nice sunny day with your friends and family. This destination is home to many migratory birds, and fulfils all the dreams of a bird watchers.Tourist can enjoy the ride of houseboats and water boats available here.

Illikkal Kallu

The tourist spot is located at a height of 6000 feet above sea level and is famous for the huge unique peaks available here. The majestic hilltops with prominent features are something awe-strikable found here. The green massive hills and the beautiful scenery is somethingthat will make you addicted to the place. The region boosts with many rocky hilly and the fresh at atmosphere here make you always feel refreshing. The majestic region is also very much famous among the several adventurous tourists who love trekking and mountain climbing.

The Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple

The holy shrine with beautiful Kerala style architecture is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple traces back to the 16th century and was bult by the king of Thekkumkur with many murals and ancient historical things found here. The place is also famous for the festival of Aaraattu as many art forms are organised here which make the devotees and tourists in large number to the temple. The huge bazars, local stalls and much more things to shop near the temple to take some memories back with you.


The Beautiful region is one of the musts to visit in the region and as it is located on the top of a Murugan Hills it is best to visit in a nice sunny day. The region is considered to be the resting place for Madura Royal family and the caves present here are just the prime attraction of the region.The cave is blessed with many intricate and holy sculptures of Gods and Goddesses and with that you can find out about the rich history and culture of the region. Along with that manystatues and sculptures of weapons are present here which shows a glimpse of historical weapons which were used by the people in the region.