This distinct district of Kottayam has already created history by being the first ever 100 percent literate town in India. Apart from this special feature, the district is known for being a lovely host to the tourists who arrive to visit and get mesmerised with the beauty of the tourist places present here.
This picture perfect land of Kottayam has got everything from temples, mosques and churches to economically stable and profitable rubber plantations, industries and lush fields. The mighty Vembanad Lake and the lovely backwaters of Kumarakom are its major attractions. Illickal Kallu is the best trekking center of the district. The cuisine of Kottayam is similar to the rest of Kerala but has a tinge of difference in the form of spices and coconut with beef, pork and sea food.
Margamkali and Arjuna Nritham are the popular dance forms here. Whereas, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattom, Kuchipudi and classical Carnatic music are also practiced by a large number of residers of this district. India’s first multi-modal Inland Container Depot (ICD)- Kottayam Port and a minor port using inland water way is situated at Nattakom. In true meaning, the district justifies the 3 L’s it is known for- Literacy, Lakes and Latex. One has to be in this land and explore it to know the best of what it is famous for!
3. Heritage Tourism Destinations in Kottayam
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