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Heli Tourism


Zone: North

Telephone Access Code: +91 481

Kottayam district is famous for its rich heritage and literary tradition. It is renowned for its spice and rubber trade. Cradled by the backwaters and the Western Ghats, it is epitomised by its stretches of vast greenery, paddy fields and huge rubber plantations. Over five of the State’s leading newspaper publications originate from Kottayam. About four-fifth of books published in the State come from here as well. From trekking hotbeds like Nadukani and Kottathavalam to the rare avian life on display at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, this district encompasses everything that God’s Own Country is famous for. Well connected to the entire State, it is full of interesting historical and cultural locations that tell the tale of how the district was forged into its current form.

Tourist Information Offices

  • District Tourism Office, Kottayam, Kumarakom & Tourist Information Counter Ph: 2524343 Email:
  • DTPC, Ph: 2560420, Website:
  • Responsible Tourism Travel Desk, Kumarakom Ph: 2524343, Mobile: 09633992977
  • KTDC, Kumarakom Ph: 2525864

Getting there

By road: An excellent network of roads connects the district to all the major towns and cities of India. Kottayam KSRTC Bus station, Ph: 2562935

By rail: The Railway Station is situated 2 km from the central bus station and is connected to the major cities of India. Kottayam Railway Station, Ph: 2563535

By air: Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery (76 km) : Thiruvananthapuram (160 km)

By water: Backwater ferry services: There are two ferry stations. The Town Jetty is about 3 km from the railway station and operates services during the Monsoon. During Summer, boats are operated from the Kodimatha Jetty.

Geographical Information

Altitude: Sea level

Area: 2203 sq. km

Population: 1,953,646 (2011 census)

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