Ad

Here are the top 31 tourist attractions to see in Kottayam:

1. Kottathavalam

Kottathavalam

3.1

40 kms
from city center

/

1 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

A fascinating cave carved out of rock surface is Kottathavalam lying on the top of a Murugan Hills at Kurisumala. The cave is considered to be the resting place for Madura Royal family.

Read More

2. Nadukani

Nadukani

3.1

44 kms
from city center

/

2 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

After all the blessings from temples, it is time for some adventure. Nadukani is one such place nestled amid the wilderness of nature and densely wooded hills offering its visitors a beautiful trail for trekking.

Read More

3. Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple


Must Visit

Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple

3.4

0 kms
from city center

/

3 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

A popular Hindu shrine and great epitome of Kerala style of architecture, Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was established in 16th century by the king of Thekkumkur.

Read More

4. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

3.1

12 kms
from city center

/

4 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

A paradise for bird watchers, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary or Vembanad Bird Sanctuary is situated on the banks of Lake Vembanad in kavanar River basin. The place is spread across a huge area of 14 acres providing a natural habitat to about 91 species of local birds and 50 species of migratory birds.

Read More

Top Hotels in Kottayam

  • Shivaganga Lake View Rooms

    Staring from INR 2,000

  • Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters And Beyond

    Staring from INR 8,202

  • GK`s Riverview Homestay

    Staring from INR 3,700

5. Island of Pathiramanal

Island of Pathiramanal

3.1

15 kms
from city center

/

5 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

A beautiful natural abode to various species of birds, Island of Pathiramanal is situated in Alappuzha District offering a paradise for ornithologists.

Read More

6. Poonjar Palace

Poonjar Palace

3.1

31 kms
from city center

/

6 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

A huge majestic palace bounded by a boundary of massive walls is Poonjar Palace situated in Meenachil Taluka. The palace is adorned with a fascinating collection of various type of furniture and antiques which includes grand chandeliers, jewelry boxes, statues, grain measurer, weapons and palm leaf ...

Read More

7. Vaikom

Vaikom

3.7

15 photos

22 kms
from city center

/

7 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Alappuzha, Venice of the East. The district Kottayam, has a network of rivers,canals and backwaters. Manimala, Pampa and Achancovil are the major rivers.

Read More

8. Shopping in Kottayam

Shopping in Kottayam

3.0

1 kms
from city center

/

8 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Kottayam offers its visitors a splendid experience of shopping. The town is famous for its handmade products. The design and exquisite carvings are an example of great craftsmanship of the locals.

Read More

Ad

9. Nattakom and Panachikad

Nattakom and Panachikad

3.1

6 kms
from city center

/

9 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located in the Kottayam District, Nattakom and Panachikad are two villages flanked by dense evergreen forests and several beautiful streams. The villages serves as a whole some package for vacations itself offering its visitors an experience of famous Kerala's Ayurvedic massages and recreational act...

Read More

10. Subramania Swami Temple

Subramania Swami Temple

3.1

43 kms
from city center

/

10 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

A beautiful temple depicting the Kerala style of architecture, Subramania Swami Temple is located in a village namely Kidangoor. Dedicated to Lord Subramaya Swami, the temple is mainly known for its annual festival that is held during the months of February and March for 10 days.

Read More

11. Bay Island Driftwood Museum

Bay Island Driftwood Museum

3.1

11 kms
from city center

/

11 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Bay Island Driftwood Museum situated 14 km from Kottayam is home to some of the most amusing collection of driftwood sculptures. Showcasing the variety of modern artifacts and root carvings crafted in various shapes and sizes, the museum is established by the proprietor and curator Raji Punnoose and...

Read More

12. St. Mary's Orthodox Church

St. Mary's Orthodox Church

3.1

6 kms
from city center

/

12 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

A significant center of Syrian Christians of Kerala, St. Mary's Orthodox Church was originally a Malankara Orthodox Church. Located about 4 km from the Kottayam in Cheriyapalli, the structure was established by king of Tekkemur in 1579.

Read More

13. Boat Races

Boat Races

3.1

48 kms
from city center

/

13 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

The months of July, August and September marks the beginning of the festival of Onam. It is during this time you will witness the boat race which includes nearly 50 types of traditional boats of different sizes participating.

Read More

14. Thazhathangady Juma Masjid

Thazhathangady Juma Masjid

3.1

2 kms
from city center

/

14 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Thazhathangady Juma Masjid or Taj Juma Masjid as it is popularly known as is a beautiful structure situated on the banks of River Meenachil. The shrine is said to have been established by the members of Jama-Athe 1959 and was completed in year 1964.

Read More

15. Annual Food festival

Annual Food festival

3.1

0 kms
from city center

/

15 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

During the month of February, the town of Kottayam is yet again ready for its food and flower show which is worth attending.

Read More

16. Pallippurathu Kavu

Pallippurathu Kavu

3.1

1 kms
from city center

/

16 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Dedicated to Goddess Durga, Pallippurathu Kavu is an ancient shrine. Devotees come here to worship especially during the Kumbhaka mahotsav celebrated annually on the 10th day of Pathamudayya.

Read More

17. Malliyoor Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple

Malliyoor Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple

3.1

16 kms
from city center

/

17 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

The temple is known for a 8-day long celebration called the Thiruvutsavam. The festivities are marked by several offerings and processions.

Read More

18. Subrahmonia Temple

Subrahmonia Temple

3.1

7 kms
from city center

/

18 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

An ancient temple considered to be created by Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma of Travancore Kingdom; Subrahmonia Temple is located in Perunna Village about 21 km from our destination.

Read More

19. Saraswathy temple

Saraswathy temple

3.1

7 kms
from city center

/

19 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

A temple dedicated to the Goddess of learning and art i.e. Goddess Saraswathy, this temple is located Panachikad Village. The temple houses various paintings and sculptures that depict the Indian mythology very profoundly.

Read More

20. Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

10 kms
from city center

/

20 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located at a distance of about 10 kms from Kottayam in Kumarakom, Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple is a revered holy place of the Hindus. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the shrine is popular for its spectacular murals, beautiful frescos and excellent wood carvings made in the 16th century, which are borrowed fr...

Read More

21. Thiruvarpu Temple

Thiruvarpu Temple

3.1

5 kms
from city center

/

21 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located in the town, Thiruvarpu Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple attracts devotees in large number during an annual festival called Vilakkeduppu held in the month of April for 10 days.

Read More

22. Illikkal Kallu

Illikkal Kallu

37 kms
from city center

/

22 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located at a height of 6000 ft above the sea level in the Western Ghats of Kottayam, Kerala, Illikkal Kallu is a major tourist attraction and one of the most pristine spots in all of India. Situated in Moonnilavu Village, Meenachil taluk, the nearest city to the summit is Teekoy.

Read More

23. Thangal Hill

Thangal Hill

0 kms
from city center

/

23 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Colloquially known as Thangal Para, Thangal Hills are an important pilgrimage spot of the Muslims, located barely 5 kms from Vagamon. The whopping boulder at the top of the hill houses the mausoleum of Sheikh Fariduddin (mazaar/ dargaah of Sheikh Fariduddin) and is visited by thousands of Muslim pil...

Read More

24. Tomb Of Saint Alphonsa

Tomb Of Saint Alphonsa

26 kms
from city center

/

24 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located at a distance of 5 kms east of Pala in Bharananganam, Kottayam, St. Mary’s Church holds the mortal remains of St. Alphonsa (1910- 1946). Born as Anna Muttathupadathu, St. Alphonsa was an Indian religious sister and educator.

Read More

25. Discs & Machines - Sunny's Gramophone Museum

Discs & Machines - Sunny's Gramophone Museum

29 kms
from city center

/

25 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located at an hour’s drive from Kottayam, Sunny’s Gramophone Museum also known as Discs & Machines, is a unique private venture which is one of its kind in the country. Opened to public on the 25th of January, 2015, the two floored depository is a storehouse of over 1 lac rare records and about ...

Read More

26. Chottanikkara Temple

Chottanikkara Temple

7,282 kms
from city center

/

26 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located around 50 kms from the town of Kottayam near Ernakulam, Chottanikkara is the most revered of the 393 Hindu shrines spread across 3 districts in the state of Kerala. Popular for its spectacular architecture, the shrine stands out to be the ultimate testimonial for the primordial vishwakarma s...

Read More

27. Marmala Waterfalls

Marmala Waterfalls

38 kms
from city center

/

27 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located at a distance of few kms from Erattupetta in Kottayam inside a private rubber estate, Marmala Waterfalls are popularly known as the ‘enchantress of the jungle’. Plummeting from a height of 200 feet, the unblemished clear waters create and aura of mist around them.

Read More

28. Kumaranalloor Bhagavathy Temple

Kumaranalloor Bhagavathy Temple

4 kms
from city center

/

28 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located at a distance of 4 kms from Kottayam in Kumaranalloor, Kumaranalloor Devi Temple enshrines Bhagwathi- the mother Goddess. Considered as one of the most important Hindu temples among 108 Durgalayas (Devi temples) spread across Kerala

Read More

29. Elaveezha Poonchira

Elaveezha Poonchira

37 kms
from city center

/

29 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located at a distance of 15 kms from Thodupuzha and 60 kms from Kottayam, Elaveezha Poonchira is one of the most scenic places in the face of the earth. Perched at a height of 3200 feet above the sea level, the quaint valley has grassy carpeted mountains, meandering blue rivers and grey floating clo...

Read More

30. Mozart Art Gallery

Mozart Art Gallery

4 kms
from city center

/

30 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Located in the residential apartments of a Mr. M. Somu, in the Ayemenem village of Kottayam, Mozart Art Gallery is a haven for art enthusiasts and lovers. With an objective to popularize fine arts, this private venture provides a platform to artists across countries to view the methodology and techn...

Read More

31. Clay Art Cafe

Clay Art Cafe

24 kms
from city center

/

31 out of 31
Places To Visit in Kottayam

Clay Art Cafe is a quaint art gallery cum cafetaria situated on the K. K. Road in Kottayam. The building has been made of mud and old style bamboo thatch roofing. On demand you can also witness live clay modelling. Popular for its delicious milkshakes and coffees, the cafe also sells local art works...

Read More