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Kottayam District

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Kottayam is one of the 14 districts in the state of Kerala, India. Though the district is 157 km south to Kunnamkulam, the center of kerala, it is located in an area with biggest diameter and population. It is the only district having no border with either Western Ghats or Arabian sea. The Kerala government and Central govt both agreed to built an airport near Sabarimala. Cheruvally Estate in Erumeli may be the site. Given it is a plain plateau with strong soil, Aviation ministry estimated that the airport could be completed in just six months. The district has its headquarters at Kottayam town, located at 9.36° N and 76.17° E. Pala or Kidangoor may be the center point of district. Rubber Board campus located in Puthuppally with head office in Kottayam town is the only central govt organization in the district. Kottayam is known as city of three 'L's - Literacy, Lakes and Latex. Kottayam is the first town to achieve 100% literacy rate in India. On 27 September 2008, Kottayam district also became the first tobacco free districts in India. Kottayam City is also known as Akshara Nagari and Chuvar Chitra Nagari.Bordered by hills on the east and the Vembanad Lake and paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west, Kottayam has many unique characteristics. Panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields, highlands, hills and hillocks, rubber plantations and places associated with many legends gives Kottayam District the enviable title: The land of letters, legends, latex and lakes. The district is 15.35% urbanised.
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Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
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Bay Island Driftwood Museum Kottayam
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Museums in Kottayam District

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Hidden gems in Kottayam District

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Nature in Kottayam District

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Aruvikkachal Waterfall ©
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Aruvikkachal Waterfall Kottayam
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Kid-friendly things to do in Kottayam District

Kumarakom Beach
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Kumarakom Beach Kumarakom
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Mango Meadows Agricultural Theme Park Kottayam
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