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Kottayam Waterfall

About Kottayam waterfall

Located near Kochi, Kottayam waterfall is a large town in the state of Kerala. Kottayam is popular because of several plantations, paddy fields and natural lakes. Kottayam is also a main trade centre of Kerala due to the extensive rubber plantations present in the town. The large town of Kottayam also has a head quarter by the same name.

Kottayam Waterfall

History Of Kottayam Waterfall

Located around 76 kilometres from Kochi, Kottayam once used to be the part of erstwhile Central Travancore. Apart from being the trade capital of Kerala, Kottayam also has several popular publishing houses of India.

The interior murals of the temple depict some of the rare ancient art works derived from Hindu epics.

Thirunakkara Arattu festival, bathing ceremony of lord Mahadeva, is a famous event in Kottayam, which starts from the first day of Meenam month of Malyalam Calendar. It continues for ten days. This festival is held between 15th and 24th March in 2012.

Famous Places of Kottayam Waterfall 

The Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple hosts the Ettumanoor Aarat festival, celebrated in the month of February – March every year. This is called Ezharaponnana Darshan in Malayalam. Tourists visiting Kottayam in March can visit Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple.

Attuvela Mahotsavam, a water carnival is held at Elankavu Sree Bhagavathy Temple on 25th March 2012. It is believed that Attuvela Mahotsavam is the welcome ceremony for the Goddess of Kodungalloor who comes to visit her sister, the Goddess of Elamkavu.

Kottayam waterfall

Best time to Visit Kottayam Waterfall

Kottayam also houses one of the oldest Mosques of India, the Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, located near Meenachil River. The mosque here is popular for its wooden architecture and carvings representing the ancient architectural expertise. The region also includes some Syrian Christian Churches like ancient St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Cheriapally that still dominate the region. These churches date back to the 1600s.

The best time to visit Kottayam is between the months of September and February because of the pleasant weather as it gets increasingly warmer from the month of February onwards.

Kottayam hosts an annual Flower Show and Food Festival in the third week of January.

How To Reach Kottayam Waterfall

Kottayam is well connected by railways to other towns and districts whereas the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram is well connected by roadways along with neighbouring towns like Thekkady, Ernakulam, Madurai, and Munnar. Kottayam is also popular for its water transport facilities that include ferries and boats.

In Kottayam, tourists can use public transport for going around the city. The bus service in Kottayam connects almost all parts of the city. Tourists can also hire taxi to roam around the city.

Tourists can also add various spices to their shopping bags along the local market.

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