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Places of Interest

Kumarakam, Kottayam, Kerala

2 km. West of Kottayam, on the banks of the Vembanad backwaters, is a bird sanctury the season is June to August. Kumarakam is a tourist resort with 100 acres of coconut estate and bunglow called Bakel Mansion. The K.T.D.C. boats are available for hire for backwater cruise [12 km. From Kottayam Town]

Valiyapalli (St. Mary's Church), Kottayam, Kerala

Built in 1550 A. D. for the Knanaya Orthodox Syrians at Thazhathangady 2 km. From the town is famous for the 8th century Parsian cross with the Pallva inscription on it

Cheriyapalli, Kottayam, Kerala

Located near the Valiyapalli built in 1579 A.D. has murals and paintings depicting Bible themes

Ayyampara, Kottayam, Kerala

Ayyampara is a beautiful scenic spot of rocky plains. Flat rock makes a natural granite stadiyam (100 acre ). Is an excellent point for sunset viewing. [43 km. From Kottayam]

Bharananganam, Kottayam, Kerala

Bharananganam is an important Christian pilgrim center. Is the place where the mortal remains of Sister Alphonsa ( 1916-1946) is interned in a Chapel next to the St. Mary's Church. The anciant church contains an attractive Grotto of Virgin Mary.

Ettumanoor, Kottayam, Kerala

An important Hindu pilgrimage center. Ettumanoor is famous for the 16th century Siva Temple and for the ten days festival in February / March. The inner and outer walls of the temple are decorated with exquisite sculptures and murals depicting scenes from Hindu mythology [17 km.from kottayam.]

Mountains of Elaveezhchapoonchira, Kottayam, Kerala

Mountains of Elaveezhchapoonchira is a picnic spot accessible from Palai and located the midst of beautiful hillocks about 3000 ft. above sea level

Mundakayam, Kottayam, Kerala

Mundakayam is the foot hill town before starting the mountainterain [50 km. From Kottuam ]

Panachikad, Kottayam, Kerala

The Dakshina(Southern) Mukambika Saraswathy Temple at Panachikad is one of the most famous temples, dedicated to the Goddess of Learning. [10 km. from Kottayam]

Wagamon, Kottayam, Kerala

60 km. From kottayam, at an elevation of 1100 meters, Wagamon is a trekkers 'Paradise'

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