Kottayam is a beautiful town of Kerala located in between Vembanad Lake and the Kerala hill-country. The region has the unique distinction of being India’s first 100% literate city. Kottayam is also a major trade and commerce hub along with being centre educational centre. Kottayam also enjoys good popularity among the tourist circles, which throng to the region in large numbers to soak in the scenic beauty and enjoy a peaceful vacation. There are quite a few interesting tourist attractions for the entertainment of travelers. Few of the popular attractions of Kottayam include Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Pathiramanal, Vembanad Lake, Poonjar Palace, St. Mary’s Church and much more.
There are quite a few ways to get and out of Kottayam; by train, bus and boat, but, the most cost effective way of travelling to Kottayam are the varied bus services offered by the Government and private operators. Some of the popular routes from Kottayam include Kottayam to Chennai, Kottayam to Kannur, Kottayam to Kozhikode, Kottayam to Bangalore and much more. Furthermore with the online availability of bus tickets on websites like Redbus.in, bus booking from Kottaym was never so easy. Varied classes of buses are also on offer to choose from, ranging from the luxury Ac Volvo buses to Non Ac seater buses, thus, catering to varied needs and preferences.
Kottayam is a beautiful region and so is its neighboring regions and as such it is highly advisable for tourists visiting the region to steal a weekend to explore these hidden beauties. Some of these alluring weekend destinations of Kottayam include Kumarakom (14km), Ettumanoor (15km), Wagamon (64km) and much more.