Best time to visit : August to October
Kottayam Backwaters Kerala
Kottayam is known as the land of three Ls – Lakes, Latex and Letters. The place is well known for being host to beautiful sceneries presented by a large number of inland canals, streams and placid lakes flowing through the vicinity in their full youth. The region is also wealthy in terms of widespread rubber plantations and hence justifying the literal meaning of its title. Kottayam also witnesses fertile crops and transport links through the captivating Backwaters in its domesticity.
The renowned Vembanad Lake constitutes Kottayam’s magnificent backwaters, a famous tourist destination only growing more popular with time. The place boasts of 100% literacy and is hub to a host of beautiful churches, including St. Mary’s Church and St. Joseph’s Monastery. Tourists also like to visit the famous Ettumanoor Shiva Temple and Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple here.
Kottayam also offers Kumarakom Backwaters, which present just perfect sceneries formed by green pastures complementing the blue waters. The experience of serenely sailing on a kettuvollam or houseboat, underneath a gentle blue sky, amidst the full bloom of nature, robs off all fatigue of mind and soul while on the waterways.
Places of Interest :- The Mahadeva Temple , Vembanad lake , Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary , Peermade, Agamon, Elaveezhapoonchira , Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Pathiramanal , Vazhikkadavu, Poonjar palace .