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Kottayam Tour Packages

With immense natural beauty in every corner, Kottayam is a blissful place for those who love to take a peaceful stroll amid lush greenery.

Kottayam is a town located in the Indian state of Kerala. With the lofty Western Ghats running along its eastern side and Vembanad Lake touching the western side, this town has bountiful of natural beauty. On your Kottayam tour, you will get to witness the serene backwaters, lush paddy fields, highlands, numerous plantations, waterfalls, hills, and hill locks. The thick verdure sprawling the town, the nearby hills and placid backwaters give Kottayam the landscapes not to be seen anywhere. 

Besides the extensive natural beauty, this town also has some gorgeous temples and beautiful churches. Kottayam is the place that will not let you leave until you have explored it to the core. So, if you want to tour Kottayam, you must select a Kottayam Sightseeing package that promises to offer you an amazing tour experience at the best price. Your vacation in this town will become even more enjoyable when you visit each and every tourist spot. For that, you can avail well-assorted tour packages of Kottayam by Veena World. Kottayam boasts of some of the most famous churches and temples that you cannot miss. Make sure your Kottayam holiday package includes places that are known for their scenic beauty and rich history, such as Subramania Swami Temple, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Poonjar Palace, Kumarakom Bird Century, and many more.

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Get to know more about Kottayam before booking your tour packages

Situated in Kerala, Kottayam shares its boundaries with the Western Ghats on the eastern side and Vembanad Lake on the western side. The natural beauty of this town makes it a favourite of nature enthusiasts and hence, Kottayam tour is aspirational for travellers who admire the sights of lush green plantations and majestic landscapes.

Kottayam is the home to rubber and spice plantations. Other than these, coconut and paddy fields also make part of the vegetations that are grown here. With all these crops being the dominant plantations of Kottayam, this town is considered to be an important trading centre.

Kottayam is India’s first town with a 100% literacy rate. Besides the divine natural beauty and commercial importance of Kottayam, it is another significant feature of this town. This place is now known as ‘the Letter Capital of Karela’ and serves as a headquarter to several publishing houses, newspaper companies, colleges, and universities. 

Your tour package of Kottayam should be planned in such a manner that it covers all the famous tourist spots of this town and is well suited to your requirements. You can book a Kottayam tour package online based on the price that fits your pocket. While selecting a Kottayam sightseeing tour package online, make sure that they provide you with a properly planned itinerary and significant travel guidance. If you wish to make your tour to Kottayam memorable, you can go for packages available with Veena World. 

Experience Kottayam

While you are on your Kottayam sightseeing tour, you will be introduced to the rich culture of this town. Apart from witnessing the extensive natural beauty, you will be an audience to Arjuna Nritham and Margamkali, the two main dance forms of Kottayam. You will also be given highlights of the major festivals of Kottayam, some of which are Sabarimala Thiruvabharana Ghoshayathra, Erumeli-Petta Kuttu, Pakkil Sree Dharmasastha Kshethram Ulsavam, and Sabarimala Makaravilakku Maholsavam.

Native food is an integral part of the culture. So, if you are a food lover, the indigenous cuisine of Kottayam can be a real delight. When you go on a food tour, you will come across restaurants serving the best quality and delicious traditional South Indian food. But, if you wish to taste the North Indian or Chinese cuisines, they might not taste as good as the local delicacies.  

In addition to food tasting and witnessing the art forms of Kottayam, you can also go shopping. Kottayam is famous for its silk, cotton, and handicrafts. So, when on a shopping spree here, you can pick up plenty of souvenirs. 

If you are lucky enough to go on the Kottayam Sightseeing tour during Onam, you will get to experience the thrill of boat races. 

Things to Do in Kottayam

Exploring the natural and scenic beauty of Kottayam and visits to the temples and churches can sum up your Kottayam sightseeing. Here is a brief guide for your Kottayam sightseeing tour.

  • Go bird watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

This magnificent bird sanctuary, home to native as well as migratory birds, is a paradise for bird watchers. Tourists get to spot owls, cuckoos, waterfowls, herons as well as the Siberian crane. Sitting along the banks of Vembanad Lake in Karela Backwater, this bird sanctuary is famous for its breath-taking view of colourful chirping birds. The best way to take the tour of Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is a houseboat or a motorboat ride. What a great experience it will be!

  • Witness the excellence of Kerala architecture at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and considered to be a great example of Kerala style architecture. This temple hosts the famous festival of Aaraattu. This festival is celebrated for 10 days and attracts devotees and tourists in large numbers. If you get to be a part of this festival on your Kottayam tour, you will be the spectator to performances of art forms like Kathakali, Velakali, and Mayilattom. 

  • Take an adventurous trek amid dense forests in Nadukani

Nadukani is a small hill station near Kottayam, covered in dense forests. This place is a getaway spot for tourists looking forward to an adventurous trek amid hills veiled by the dense woods. While walking through this hilly terrain, trekkers will get to capture the sight of immensely beautiful landscapes and colourful flora.

  • Visit St. Mary’s Orthodox Church - One of the Oldest Churches near Kottayam

St. Mary’s Orthodox Church was originally known as Malankara Orthodox Church. One of the oldest churches near Kottayam, it is located just 4 km away from the main city. Its beautiful Portuguese style architecture and walls covered in murals from the Bible can be a great spectacle. This church also bestows a glimpse of Kerala style architecture.

  • Take a quick look into the ancient time of Kottayam in Poonjar Palace

Poonjar Palace is home to a collection of furniture from the ancient era of Kottayam as well as some of the antique chandeliers, jewellery boxes, statues, grain measurers, weapons, and palm engravings. Here, at Poonjar Palace, you can get a glimpse of the old days of Kottayam and the elegance and opulence that then existed. 

Best Time to Visit Kottayam 

Kottayam has a tropical climate. With such climatic conditions prevailing in this town, its summers, that last from March to June, are hot and sweltry. The season from July to September is the season of monsoon. These months witness heavy rainfall and thus, it is not a good time to visit Kottayam. The best time to visit Kottayam is between October to March. These are months of winter and the weather is very pleasant during this time.

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