Weekend Tours from Kottayam

Weekend tours from Kottayam are ideal for escaping the daily drudgeries of personal and professional lives. The serenity and beauty of the surrounding nature, together with a rich cultural heritage of the land facilitates a complete rejuvenation of the body and soul. In recent times, the popularity of Kottayam weekend tours is on tremendous rise, owing to simultaneous savings of time and money on the part of natives and foreign travelers.

Kottayam Short Tours

Weekend tours from Kottayam take the travelers to the vicinities of the main town area for sightseeing purposes. These places are located some kilometers away from Kottayam, hence take a few hours to reach. Short tours from Kottayam are mainly frequented by the local population, some of whom come from the outskirts of Kottayam and lodge in the available accommodations as per their budgets. These travelers mostly prefer tour packages, with accommodations and transports arranged for them by the respective tour operators. People traveling on their own are usually residents of Kottayam, who avail the buses, or hire taxis and private cars for local sightseeing.

Kottayam nearby Attractions


Located on the western part of Kottayam, overlooking Lake Vembanad, Kumarakom is merely 10 kilometers ride from the main town area. The place is well-known for its bird sanctuary, which houses diverse species like egrets, parrots, larks, fly catchers, wood beetles, herons, teal and many more. It is also famous for Siberian cranes, which crowd the place in hundreds and thousands during seasons of migration. Boat cruising on Vembanad Lake amidst the surrounding coconut palm trees is indeed a thrilling and memorable experience.

Erumeli Mosque:

Situated 60 kilometers away from Kottayam in the north-western direction, the Erumeli Mosque is very popular among the Hindu travelers. This is because the Mosque is associated with the name of Vavar, the companion and contemporary of the Hindu god, Lord Ayyappa.

The Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls:

The Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls is at a distance of 18 kilometers from Kottayam town. It serves as a popular picnic spot, where the beauty of the rolling waters mesmerizes the tourists and its tinkling sound fills them with awe.

Other destinations ideal for Kottayam weekend getaways include:
  • Vagamon
  • Vaikom
  • Aranmula
  • Thrikkodithanam Temple
  • Ilaveezhapoonchira
  • Temple of Lord Shiva at Ettumanoor
Weekend tours from Kottayam are highly refreshing in nature, enabling the visitors to relish the natural beauty and traverse through the historical architectures and ruins.

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Last Updated on 05 May 2011