Total 10 destination found in Kottayam

Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple   Kottayam

Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple was constructed in the early 16th century by the Raja of Thekkumkur. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and represents beautiful Kerala style of architecture. The temple is adorned with murals that depict themes of Hindu epics. The annual ten-day festival at the temple which draws to a close with the Aaraattu ceremony, is a prime attraction for tourists. Usually nine caparisoned elephants take part in the Aaraattu procession, which begins in the afternoon. Folk arts lik

Vaikom   Kottayam

Vaikom is the oldest township in Kottayam district, and among the oldest in South India. The Vaikom Shiva Temple, known as Thekkan Kashi [Southern Kashi], is the heart of the town, and is remarkable for the Vaikom Ashtami celebrations during November. It is notable as the venue of the Vaikom Agitation for achieving for the lower castes the right to walk on the roads surrounding the temple.

Elaveezhapoonchira   Kottayam

Skirting Kottayam district are the beautiful valleys of Ilaveezhapoonchira, spread over thousands of acres. This delightful picnic spot located in the midst of beautiful hillocks near Kanjar, is also ideal for trekking. It is situated in the midst of three beautiful hillocks namely, Mankunnu, Kudayathoormala and Thonippara. During the monsoons when the valley fills up to form a scenic lake, this place unveils yet another beautiful slice of nature. Ilaveezhapoonchira means ‘valley where leaves

St. Marys Orthodox Church   Kottayam

Built in 1579 by Thekkumkoor Maharajah, St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, popularly known as Kottayam Cheriapalli, displays outstanding architecture which is a blend of Kerala and Portuguese styles. The walls are adorned with beautiful murals made in oriental and western styles on biblical and non-biblical themes. The church is especially visited for the feasts of St. Mary and St. Mary’s Feast of Assumption that are held on January 15 and August 15 respectively.

Bay Island Driftwood Museum   Kottayam

Island Driftwood Museum is located at the scenic village of Kumarakom. It is a museum to display a unique collection of superior quality driftwood sculptures of very high artistic value, prepared through a rare and innovative modern art form. A visitor would find there a huge collection of root sculptures of various shapes and designs. During her professional tenure in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago, a dynamic lady school teacher used to pick up pieces of driftwood deposited by the sea in

Saraswathy Temple   Kottayam

The Panachikkadu Temple, also known as the Dakshana Mookambika (Mookambika of the South) Temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Saraswati. The temple is located in the southern region of the Indian Peninsula, in Panachikkad in Kottayam, Kerala, India. It is one of the most prominent. Saraswati temples in Kerala. Vishnu is the main deity, who the devotees worship before Saraswati. Ganapati, Shiva, Sasthavu and Yakshi are sub-deities who are also worshiped in this temple.

Poonjar Palace   Kottayam

Poonjar is a place of historic importance, situated on the north-eastern part of Kottayam district. Poonjar, a town at the foothills of Western Ghats, hails its noble history as the capital of Poonjar Kingdom. The Poonjar Palace is a glorious testimony to the regal opulence of a bygone era. Within the palace walls is an extraordinary royal collection of antiques and exquisite furniture including a palanquin, a droni (treatment bed) carved out of a single piece of wood for Ayurvedic massages, hu

Island of Pathiramanal   Kottayam

Located on the borders of Kottayam, Pathiramanal Island is an enthralling tourist spot of Kumarakom. The island is set in the Vembanad Lake and is accessible only via boat. The island is an ideal place to visit if you wish to experience exotic sightseeing in lush green surroundings. The island is spread over an area of 10 acres and offers an opportunity to watch rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. And this is not all, the scenic beauty surrounding the island leaves you spell

Kottathavalam   Kottayam

Kottathavalam, an ideal picnic spot near Wagaman, is situated near Murugan hills at Kurisumala in Kottayam. A flight of steps cut in the rocks takes one to this magnificent cave, Kottathavalam. Legends say that the royal family from Madurai rested here on their way to Poonjar. The rocks within the cave, carved like chairs and couches and the figures of Madurai Meenakshi, Ayyappa, Murugan, Kannaki and weapons sculpted on them, are all worth exploring.

Mozart Art Gallery   Kottayam

Mozart Art Gallery, a private art gallery owned and managed by the eminent artist M. Somu, is situated in Ayemenem village. Located within his residential complex, this place is a haven for the lovers of art, be it paintings or sketches. The art gallery showcases a collection of his work. M. Somu has used a variety of paints like oil, acrylic, water color, charcoal, pencil, and sometimes a combination of more than one media. Artists from across the globe visit the gallery to view the paintings