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

1. Kottathavalam

3.1 /5

40 km
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.

2. Nadukani

3.1 /5

44 km
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.

3. Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple

Must visit 3.4 /5

0 km
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.

4. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

3.1 /5

12 km
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.

5. Island of Pathiramanal

3.1 /5

15 km
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.

6. Illikkal Kallu

37 km
from city center
6 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.

Top Hotels In Kottayam

7. Shopping in Kottayam

3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
7 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.

8. Marmala Waterfalls

38 km
from city center
8 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.

9. Poonjar Palace

3.1 /5

31 km
from city center
9 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 engravings.

10. Vaikom

3.7 /5 View 15+ photos

22 km
from city center
10 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.

11. Nattakom and Panachikad

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
11 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 activities including fishing and swimming.

12. Subramania Swami Temple

3.1 /5

43 km
from city center
12 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.

13. Bay Island Driftwood Museum

3.1 /5

11 km
from city center
13 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 an award receiver of Limca Book of Rerecords 2001.

14. St. Mary's Orthodox Church

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
14 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.

15. Boat Races

3.1 /5

48 km
from city center
15 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.

16. Thazhathangady Juma Masjid

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
16 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.

17. Annual Food festival

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
17 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.

18. Pallippurathu Kavu

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
18 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.

19. Malliyoor Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple

3.1 /5

16 km
from city center
19 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.

20. Subrahmonia Temple

3.1 /5

7 km
from city center
20 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.

21. Saraswathy temple

3.1 /5

7 km
from city center
21 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.

22. Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

10 km
from city center
22 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 from the classic epics of Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranas.

23. Thiruvarpu Temple

3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
23 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.

24. Thangal Hill

0 km
from city center
24 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 pilgrims annually during the festival of Urs

25. Tomb Of Saint Alphonsa

26 km
from city center
25 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.

26. Discs & Machines - Sunny's Gramophone Museum

29 km
from city center
26 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 260 gramophones, phonographs and record players.

27. Chottanikkara Temple

7,282 km
from city center
27 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 sthapathis (wooden sculpture) in carving out this temple.

28. Kumaranalloor Bhagavathy Temple

4 km
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

29. Elaveezha Poonchira

37 km
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 clouds.

30. Mozart Art Gallery

4 km
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 technique behind painting, sketching and other fine arts.

31. Clay Art Cafe

24 km
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 and paintings.

Book Customized Package