Kumarakom is a fantastic plethora of travel luxury. It provides the right natural setting to a calm and balanced mind and soul. Take time to venture out into the flora and fauna and also enjoy the wide variety of local cuisine that is bound to make you come for more. This haven offers much more that beautiful sights. The leisurely backwaters and the exquisite houseboats provide a special memorable touch to your holiday trip.
Valiyapally, the church was built in the year 1550 AD by the descendants of the Syrian Knanaya Christians who migrated to India in 345 A.D. from Jerusalem and near-by places under the leadership of Kana Thoma. The migrants consisted of Bishop Joseph of Urhoy (Edessa), two priests and two deacons, besides a group of four hundred persons, representing seventy-two families from seven clans. They landed at Kodungallor and were cordially welcomed by Cheraman Perumal, the then ruler of Malabar, Northern region of modern Kerala.
Thazhathangady Juma Masjid is a mosque situated in Thazhathangady, one of the Heritage Zones of Kerala, India, near the town of Kottayam. It is one of the oldest mosques in India and is more than 1000 years old. It is famous for its richness of architecture, wood carvings and the beauty. Southern half of it is demolished and extended with iron pillars, aluminium sheets and minars in 2012. This mosque is situated on the banks of the Meenachil river.
Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is an ancient Shiva temple in Kottayam, Kerala, India. It has brought glory and fame to the place. Myths have it that the Pandavas and the sage Vyasa had worshipped at this temple. The name of the place has its origin from the word ‘manoor’, which means the land of deer. The present temple building, with its gopuram and the fortress around it, was reconstructed in 717 ME (1542 AD). There are Dravidian mural paintings on the walls inside and outside of the main entrance. The fresco of Pradosha Nritham (Dance of Shiva) is one of the finest Wall painting in India. There is a golden flag staff inside the temple. On the top of it is the idol of a bull surrounded by small bells and metal leaves of the banyan tree and in terms of architecture this temples stands out to be an ultimate testimant for the vishwakarma Sthapathis.
The Thirunakkara Sree Mahadevar Temple situated in the heart of Kottayam city is one of the most revered Siva temples in central Kerala. The elevated area where the temple is situated was once called ‘Nakkara Kunnu’ which in due course, because of the presence of the sacred shrine, came to known as ‘Thirunakkara’ means ‘sacred Nakkara.’ The Temple was constructed five centuries ago by one of the native kings called the ‘Thekkumkoor Raja’ who ruled from Thalikkotta, west of the present city.
St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church commonly known as Kottayam Cheriyapally (“small church”) is one of the oldest churches in Kerala, India. Built in 1579, the church is well preserved. The architecturtal style of the church is European, with galleries, pillars, cornices and pediments. The walls are adorned with beautiful murals made in Oriental and Western styles on biblical and non biblical themes.
Shopping Mall : Mall of Joy
Jewellery : Josco, Bhima, Malabar Gold, Kalyan Jewellers etc.
Textile : Seematti, Pulimmottil Silks, Kalyan Silks etc.
Footwear : Sylcon, Bata, Base, Metro etc.
Theaters: Abhilash, Anand, Anupama, Dhanya Remya etc.
Parks: idrive Kids entertainment Park
Boating: DTPC and Dolphin tours Kodimatha.
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