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Kottayam

Altitude : Sea level

Tourist Season : October to March

Clothing : Cotton Clothes

Temperature : Min. 20 c - Max. 35 c

Location: Latitude :9.5800 N Longitude : 76.5200 E

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam

Kottayam is situated in central Kerala. The word Kottayam literally means kotta-akam which means inside a fort, which reveals the historic importance of Kottayam Kottayam has unique features of paddy fields, rubber plantations, highlands, What is most regarded about Kottayam is that it is the centre for trade of spices and rubber. Rubber trees are extensively cultivated in Kottayam. Kottayam has also several religious tourist spots. Backwater trips in Kottayam also attracts a lot of tourists. The famous Ettumanoor temple and Vaikom temple are in Kottayam district. The MG University is situated in Kottayam.

Kottayam in Kerala is called the Akshara Nagari which means the city of letters, after attaining 100% literacy.

The first printing press in Kerala named as CMS Press was started here. Kottayam is home town of most of the Kerala newspapers and periodicals. The former President of India Sri. K.R. Narayanan hail from Kerala Kottayam. Ms. Arundhathi Roy, the famous Indian novelist who won the Booker Prize is also belonged to Kottayam Kerala.

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