from Kottayam and 29km from Cochin, Vaikom is famous for
its annual Siva temple festival. Vaikom also famous as
Mahatma Gandhi launched his Sathyagraha against untouchables,
temple entry and casteism. The Ashtami festival of the
Mahadeva temple for 13days in November to December is
considered and auspicious occasion.
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12km west of Kottayam, Kumarakam is a tourist resort with
100acres of Coconut estate and Bungalow called Baker Mansion,
the former estate and residence of a British Missionary
cum planter called Baker. It is now the Taj Resort Ltd,
run by the K.T.D.C. This is also an ideal site for enjoying
the backwaters and boat cruise. Boats are available on
hire around the lake.
PALA: A municipal
town of rich plantations 30km from Kottayam, Pala is a
centre of rich Syrian Catholics.
50km from Kottayam on the K.K Road, Mundakayam is the
foot hill town before starting of the mountain terrain.
It is famous for its rubber estates.
40km from Kottayam, on the K.K.Road, Kanjirapally is a
small rich town occupied predominantly by rich Catholic
Planters and estate owners. The call area cultivated with
all type of vegetables and cash crops including tapioca,
banana, paddy, coconuts, araconut, cashew, pepper, mango,
Jackfruit, coffee and rubber etc.
About 10km South of Kottayam on the M.C Road. This is
an important commercial town for hill produces. This is
also the Head Quarters of the N.S.S founded by late Mannath
Padmanabhan, a social reformer and leader and his birth
place. The S.B.College and the N.S.S. College are located
is located in Kottayam district. This Hindu Pilgrim centre
and ancient Mosque are located here.
is situated in Kottayam district, The famous News Print
Factory is located here.