Kottayam is located in the southern part of Kerala in India. It is an important commercial centre of India, producing a large chunk of cash crops. A beautiful town situated in the hills, most of India’s natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam. It is known as the land of letters, lakes and latex. The town is also home to the Rubber Board, one of the country’s Primary Commodities Board. Situated in the ‘Backwater’ circuit, the populace of Kottayam is marked by the presence of the Syrian Christian community. Well known for its churches, Kottayam is sandwiched between serene palm-fringed backwaters on the west and the Western Ghats on the east, provides some of Kerala’s finest natural scenes. One of the many important, popular and ideal tourist destinations of Kerala, Kottayam is a must visit. Kottayam is an ideal getaway point for Kumarakom, Munnar, Periyar, Thekkady, Elaveezha Poonjira, Kayyoor Hills, Pala and Bharanganam.
Cochin International Airport (COK) is situated at Nedumbassery, Ernakulam about 90 km from Kottayam