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word Kottayam is a composition of the words Kotta (meaning fort) and Akkam
(meaning inside). Kottayam is one of the exotic backwaters sites attracting
tourists throughout the year. Being a mountainous region with scenic landscapes,
backwaters, bird sanctuaries, temples and churches make this a place of
tourist attraction. Lying below the sea level, some of its nearby places
are also a treat to the eyes.
Travel Attraction of Kottayam:
An unbelievably beautiful
paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and Coconut groves
interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies.
Situated on the Vembanad Lake, in this small water world you'll come across
plenty of traditional country Crafts, boats and canoes which will take
you into the heart of the scenic lake. The resorts nearby offer comfortable
accommodation and exclusive leisure options like an Ayurvedic massage,
yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, angling and swimming
Located on the banks
of the Vembanad Lake, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's
paradise, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds like the siberian stork,
egret, darter, heron and teal. Other common varieties like the woodpecker,
skylark, crane, water hen and parrots can also be spotted here. A cruise
along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.
How to Reach Kottayam :
Kochi (Nedumbassery - 80 km) Thiruvananthapuram (160 kms).
The railway station is situated 2 km from the central bus station and
is connected to the major cities of India.
An excellent road network links the Kottayam to all major towns and cities
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