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Kottayam Backwaters

Being known for the large number of canals, streams, and lakes going through it, Kottayam is one of the most beautiful backwaters in Kerala. The famous Vembanad Lake makes Kottayam backwaters a famous tourist place, drawing the attention of several tourists for several years now. It is known as the Land of Letters and Latex and Lakes, because of its several rubber plantations and the pristine Vembanad Lake.

Best time to visit Kottayam Backwaters

If you are planning for a memorable backwater tour in Kerala, visit Kottayam backwaters during the months from September to February. This is the perfect time to enjoy the cool weather and witness the serene, surreal, and feel the tranquil ambience of Kottayam.

How to reach Kottayam Backwaters

To reach Kottayam by air, take a flight to Kochi or Trivandrum airport and from there, take a bus or cab. Kottayam railway station is connected to major cities in Kerala and others in the country. You can also use the state transport bus service and travel from places like Kumarakom, Thekkady, Kochi, and Alleppey.
 

Nearby attractions

Here are the best places to visit near Kottayam backwaters -

  • Pathiramanal Island
  • Marmala Waterfalls
  • Kumarakom  Bird Sanctuary