Places to visit

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, (18 km from Kottayam town, near Pallickathodu)
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls are loved for the natural beauty they possess along with the quaint charm of the surrounding rubber plantations.It is situated in Kottayam near Pallickathode. The waterfall measures about 30 ft in height and active only during monsoon.
Important pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Muslims
Ettumanoor, (15 km from Kottayam)
Famous for having an ancient Shiva temple. Wall paintings in the temple are thousands of years old. The temple is also famous for its seven and a half golden elephants, a sequence of seven large and one small statues of elephants.
Kumarakom, (14 km west of Kottayam, in Kuttanad).
The place is famous for its bird sanctuary, house boats, backwaters, canals
Pathiramanal (Midnight sands), (In the middle of the Vembanad Lake)
This is a small white sand island. It gets its name from the brilliant reflection of moonlight from the sand.
Poonjar Palace, (In Meenachil taluk).
The Palace of Poonjar Royal family, one of major principalities of Travancore Kingdom, was home of one of Kerala's famous prince, Prince G.V Raja. This building is famous for its collection of antiques, exquisite furniture, chandeliers, palm leaf engravings, jewel boxes, a variety of lamps, sculptures of Nataraja (Shiva as Lord of the Dance), grain measures, statues and weapons.
Vaikom Temple, (40 km from Kottayam).
Famous for its Shiva Temple
Vembanad Lake
Cruise boats, house boats and traditional cargo boats
Wagamon (64 km from Kottayam)
Enchanting hill station at an elevation of 1100 metre, with tea gardens and meadows.
St. Mary's Shrine here attracts people of all faiths. Various kinds of offerings are made here devotees.the church celebrate the feast of st.mary's assumption in month of September.
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, (At the heart of the town).
Is a Shiva temple built in the Kerala style of temple architecture, and with interior murals depicting themes from the Hindu epics. It was built at the beginning of 16th century by the then Raja of Thekkumkur. The annual temple festival that culminates in a ceremony called the Aaraattu, attracts large number of devotees.
Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, (On the banks of Meenachil River).
One of the oldest Mosques in India and is more than 1000 years old. The mosque is famous for its architectural beauty, and the ornate wood carvings.
St. Mary's Church (Known as Cheria Palli (the Little Church)).
Belonging to the Malankara Orthodox Church was built in 1579 by the Raja of Thekkumkur for his Christian subjects. The interior murals, painted using vegetable dyes, depict Biblical themes.
Puthupally (St. George Orthodox Church).
Puthuppally St.George Church is one of the oldest and renowned churches of Malankara Orthodox Church. As the name itself proclaims. The patron saint of this parish is St.George. Situated by the side of coconut palms and a wide stretch of paddy fields, at a beautiful and serene village called Puthuppally which is about 8 kms from Kottayam Town, this church is the refuge of thousands of people all over the world who seek the intercession of St.George. It is believed that this church was established as a shrine of Changanacherry Pally which in turn was a shrine of Niranam pally, one of the " Ezhara Pallis " consecrated by St.Thomas Theapostle of India.