Kottayam is one of the 14 districts in the state of Kerala. The district has its headquarters at Kottayam town.Kottayam is a district bound by Eranakulam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha. Kottayam town is the first town in India to have achieved 100% literacy.
Panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields, highlands, hills and hillocks, extensive rubber plantations, places associated with many legends and a totally literate people have given Kottayam District the enviable title: The land of letters, legends, latex and lakes.Kottayam is a historic region and its tourist attractions include the many lakes and forts.
The climate of Kottayam like the rest of Kerala can be classified as in equatorial type of climate. It is hot and humid. From June to Sept. it experiences torrential rains brought by the monsoon clouds. However from September to March, the climate remains relatively dry and cool and it is the best period to visit the city.
Temperature varies between a minimum of 20.8°C to a maximum of 34.1°C. Climate is moderate and very pleasant. Average annual rainfall is 3137 mm. The two monsoons Southwest and Northeast gives a normal rainfall of 1737 mm. and 804 mm. respectively. April-May records the highest temperature (up to 33°C).
Airport- The International / Domestic Airports are situated at Nedumbassery near Ernakulam 80 km away from the city.
Road Transport Bus services starts from K.S.R.T.C Bus stand Kottayam.
Rail Transport -Trains to various places are accessible from Kottayam Railway Station.
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