Kottayam, a place of the already popular emerald state of India Kerala, has of late started bucking up as a prime tourist attraction in the state. An important participant in the literary and cultural panorama of the state, this place boasts of awesome historic importance to be displayed in full extravagance and pomp. Kottayam is famous for the diverse spices freshly dried up in the pan. So once here, you can fill up your caskets with the best spices in the country. There is however, much more than spices to Kottayam.
Places in Kottayam
This place is heavily influenced by the Syrian Christianity. As such, the places in Kottayam worth visiting are the churches and cathedrals here. You will find immense peace and serenity here. Another eye-catching natural location, with some religious connections attached to it, is the Vennimala or the hill of victory. It is however, 15 km from the main town. Matrumala, Kallara and Alapra are three other serene and quite places worth visiting places in Kottayam. All these three places are villages, surrounded by lush green forests on all sides. Alapra is better known for the Padayani festival, Ponthanpuzha Forest, Ottupara View point and the Manimala River.
Serenity apart, your senses would find a lift with a visit to the waterfalls, caves and muniyaras located here. When we are talking of caves, Kurinji Koomban is a famous site you must visit! It is astounding how this place is dotted by several small caves and fissures. For those who come here for tasting the crude Keralian culture, Kundamaloor would seem a heaven. It displays the authenticity and heritage string of villages in Kerala. It is more fondly called the Heritage Heartland by visitors.
Accommodation in Kottayam
When we go South, one thing we are reminded of are the soothing herbal massages and Ayurvedic centers. Well, that is what is almost compulsorily included in the top residential accommodations in Kpttayam. The Athreya Ayurvedic resort, Chamundi hill Ayurvedic resort and the Lake Village Heritage resort are the top three hotels, which win the hearts of tourist with their location and service. Undoubtedly a bit heavy for pockets, these resorts still succeed in justifying their demands! That is however, not all! There are low-cost accommodations in Kottayam as well, for those who wish to save a bit more for sight-seeing and dining! Cuisine here is simply all coconut and banana! Authentic South India! That is exactly what this place could be called!