Kottayam is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is positioned in central Kerala and is also the administrative capital of Kottayam district. Surrounded by the lofty and great Western Ghats on the east and the Vembanad Lake and paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west, Kottayam is a land of inimitable uniqueness. A panoramic backwater spread over verdant paddy fields, highlands, knolls and hillocks, wide rubber plantations, places connected with numerous myths and a desirable title ‘the land of letters, myths, latex and lakes’ make this a complete travel destination. To know more about it before visiting the town, one can go through the Kottayam travel guide.
The city is a significant commercial center of spices and commercial crops, particularly rubber. Majority of India's natural rubber gets its origin from the acres of well kept plantations of Kottayam, an abode to the Rubber Board. Kottayam is also known as "Akshara Nagari" which means the "city of letters" considering its input to print media and literature. Kottayam is the first ever town of the country with 100% literacy rate and it is also the first in the country chosen by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India to be transformed as an Eco City. There are many facts about the place that you can know through the Kottayam travel guide.