Kottayam district is bordered by the Western Ghats on the east and the Vembanad Lake and paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west. Panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields, highlands, hills and hillocks, rubber plantations and places associated with many legends given Kottayam District the enviable title: The land of letters, legends, latex and lakes.
Area: 2208 sq. km, Population: 19,53,646 , Literacy: 95.82%
Taluks: Kottayam, Meenachil, Kanjirappally, Vaikom, Changanassery
Block Panchayath: Ettumannoor, Pallom, Vaikom, Kaduthuruthy, Erattupetta, Lalam, Pampady, Madappally, Vazhoor, Kanjirappally, Uzhavoor
Municipality: Kottayam, Changanassery, Vaikom, Pala
Assembly: Pala, Kaduthuruthy, Vaikom, Ettumanoor, Kottayam, Puthuppally, Changanassery, Kanjirappally, Poonjar
Meenachil River, the Muvattupuzha River and the Manimala River.
Mahathma Gandhi University
Kumarakom, Vembanadu Lake, Gavi
Air: Nedumbassery, Kochi(90 Km), Thiruvananthapuram (160 Km)
Rail: The main railway station is Kottayam, Click on station name for railway time table.
MC Road: Changanassery – Kottayam – Ettumanoor – Kuravilangadu
Kottayam – kozhanchery : Puthuppally, Karukachal, Mallappally
Kottayam – Kumali: Pampady, Ponkunnam, Mundakkayam
Ettumanoor – Erattupetta: Pala
Erattupetta- Preeumedu: Theekoy, Wagamon
Ettumanoor – Ernakulam: Kuruppamthara, Kaduthuruthy, Vaikaom
Changanassery – Alappuzha: Perunna, Kidangara
Sabarimala – 100, Thekkady – 114, Thiruvananthapuram - 160, Guruvayur – 170, Kochi - 77 Km, Chettikulangara Temple - 50 Km, Kozhikode - 285 Km