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Kottayam

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Land of Letters, Lakes, Latex
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry. Religious tourism in Kottayam also contributes significantly to the local economy, with many pilgrims flocking the diverse area's temples, mosques, and churches. Aside from the religious sights, Kottayam's proximity to excellent hiking opportunities in the surrounding mountains provides an additional reason to visit. Plan your vacation with our India journey planner and discover the best things to do in Kottayam.
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Popular things to do in Kottayam

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Religious Site
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Illikkal Kallu
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Ilaveezhapoonchira
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Kottayam

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Water Body
Kerala Backwaters Kerala
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Waterfall
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall Pallickathodu
2.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Vembanad Lake Kerala
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kumarakom
1.2
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Kottayam

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Church
Kottayam Cheriapally
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
St Mary's Knanaya Church
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
St. Dominic's Cathedral
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Kottayam

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Landmark
Kumaranalloor
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Kattikkayam Waterfalls
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Church
Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Ayodhya house boat
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Kottayam

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Waterfall
Marmala Waterfall
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Aruvikkachal Waterfall
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Water Body
Palakarai Aqua Tourism Farm
1.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Kottayam

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Theme Park
Mango Meadows Agricultural Theme Park
3.2
Duration: 8 hours

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