Getting Around Kottayam

Getting around Kottayam is convenient, easy and comfortable by road. Kottayam is served by an intricate network of well maintained roads. The main modes of transport to Kottayam are either by road or by rail. Road transport is the most popular mode of transport that the tourists avail to explore in and around the city of Kottayam.

State highways and numerous arterial roads interconnect the different corners of the city as well as transport the passengers to the outskirts. State highways like Kottayam-Kozencherry road or Kottayam-Kumili road cut across the city. Buses and private cars are chief modes of road transport in Kottayam. KSRTC or the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates a fleet of well maintained luxury and passenger buses. In fact for the convenience of the tourists, there are two bus terminus in Kottayam. The KSRTC depot is on T.B road and there is a private bus stand very close to the railway station. The KSRTC bus terminus of Kottayam lies close to the Kodimatha jetty of the city. Thus, people traveling by ferry can also avail the bus service to enter the city. Kottayam is an important stopover for tourists who want to travel to the Sabarimala temple. The buses are comfortable and run at frequent intervals. They provide timely service to the passengers. Yellow head taxis and auto rickshaws are other popular modes of transport in Kottayam.

The Kottayam Railway Station is one of the biggest railway station in the State of Travancore. Various trains pass through this prominent railway station carrying thousands of tourists to and fro Kotttayam. Major superfast and express trains interlink Kottayam to other major cities in India.

Getting around Kottayam has been simplified by the efficient inland transportation system.

Last Updated on 05 May 2011