kottayam City Map



kottayam is famous for its beaches, among the most pristine in India. Located at about 17 km from Thiruvananthapuram city, kottayam is probably the most important tourist destination in the state. The good beaches and excellent hotels and resort make it a tourist favourite. Other attractions include the Ayurvedic health programmes offered by various health centers and resorts. kottayam retains a certain charm and is still popular with travelers carving some rest from the long haul across the subcontinent. The beaches are generally safe and clean and the powerful Arabian Sea swells are inviting and invigorating. Each night local fishermen still row their boats out to sea.

Area __ sq km
Altitude Sea level
Temperature Throughout Tropical
Language Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil
STD Code 0091
Rainfall 170 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to May

How to get there

  1. Air :-The closest airport from kottayam is around 16 km away in Thiruvanantpuram. Pre paid taxis are available to fetch you to kottayam.
  2. Rail:-The nearest railway station from kottayam is Trivandrum Central which is 13 km away. Taxis are available to transfer you to kottayam.
  3. Road:-kottayam is on NH47 Bypass, actually 13 km from NH-47 which runs from Salem to Kanyakumari via Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Allepey, Kollam and Trivandrum. Buses from the KSRTC Bus Stand in kottayam run every fifteen minutes to Trivandrum.

Places to Visit

Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Kowdiar Palace Neyyar Dam Agastyakoodam


Thiruvallam Aruvi Waterfalls Neyyar Dam Koyikkal Palace


kottayam Beach has craft and carpet shops (usually of Tibetan, Kashmiri and Rajasthani origin), clothing stores book exchanges, general stores, travel agencies, and even yoga schools. Beach vendors sell batik lungis (sarongs), beach mats, sun-glasses and leaf paintings.


Somatheeram Beach Resort Hotel Samudra (KTDC) Hotel Neelakanta Hotel Rock Holm
Uday Samudra Leisure beach Hotel Coconut Bay Beach Resort Manaltheeram Resort


List of kottayam hotels