Unexplored attractions in Kottayam

Beauty, the thing which everyone likes during the Kerala trip. There are lots and lots of attractions are located in Kerala and most of them are related to historic attractions. These attractions are really fabulous to watch, and experience too. The popular Gogeo holidays one of the leading tour operators in Kerala, they are highly efficient in the field of tourism and they promote attractions of Kerala largely.


The well known Kottayam “Akshara Nagari or Land of letters” has much more attractions in which an enthusiastic traveler can explore perfectly, and the majority of them are not highly popular into the external world. For an awesome Kerala tour packages for family, Kottayam is perfect. The list of attractions include,

  • Dhakshina Mookambika or panachikkadu temple
  • Illikkal Kallu
  • Vennimala
  • India’s first plantation estates- Enthayar
  • 1000 years old mosque – Thzhathangady
  • Palaikari aqua tourism center

Dhakshina Mookambika


Dhakshina Mookambika is also called Panachikkadu temple, one of the leading pilgrim centers located in the district of Kottayam. It’s a popular Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Saraswathi. It is located in the southern area of Indian Peninsula, the most prominent Saraswathi temple in Kerala. Vishnu is the major deity, who the devotees worship prior to Saraswathi. Ganapati, Shiva, Sasthavu, and Yakshi are sub-deities who are also worshiped in this temple.

Illikkal kavu


The major tourist attraction Illikkal kavu is located in the district of Kottayam, and it situated about 3400 above from the sea level. This is also one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats. The Rock Illikkal kavu is situated in the high feet Illikkal mala, The craze that makes this rock unique is that half of the rock has fallen off, and only the other half leftovers. This enhancement beautiful mountains which surround the rock. Its nearest city is in the Teekoy.

The popular Illikkal mala located in the Kottayam district, and plentiful mountain streams in this peak, flow down to form the Meenachil River. The visitors must trek 3 km to reach the summit of the peak. Each of the hills has posse’s peculiar shapes, and one of them resembles a mushroom, which is why it is recognized as Kuda Kallu (umbrella shaped rock). It is said that the medicinal herb Neela Koduveli nurture here. This blue flower is also supposed to possess supernatural powers, which could increase wealth and guarantee a rich harvest.

The second hill has a little hunch on the sides and is therefore referred to as Koonu Kallu (hunch back rock). Crossways this rock is a 1/2 ft and a wide bridge called Narakapalam (bridge to hell). From the hilltops, the Arabian Sea can be seen in the above horizon as a thin blue stroke. The view of the sunset from above the peak on the sundown of a full moon day can be sensational: the moon can be seen mounting up like another sun, as the orange sun goes down.

India’s first plantation estates- Enthayar


Yendayar is a community in Kottayam district, Kerala, India that is completely surrounded by hills. According to local custom, Mr. J.J. Murphy named the place, which was to be his home in anticipation of death in 1957, after his mother and the neighborhood river. Yendayar is a grouping of ‘yen’ (my) ‘thai’ (mother) and ‘ar’ (river). Murphy had come 103 years ago to the position which was a broad forest and had no name or people then. He had traveled an extended way to reach there. There he recognized India’s primary successful rubber plantation. He brought workers from close to and far – Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. One Famous Temple is located in Yendayar Town; The Goddess Chelliyammal is the main goddess in this temple. Temple is considered as ordinary to the Hindu devotees. Chelliyammal devaswom is in organized of covil’s administration.

1000 years old mosque – Thzhathangady


Thzhathangady Juma Masjid is a mosque positioned in Thzhathangady, one of the Heritage regions of Kerala, India, near the town of Kottayam. It’s the oldest mosque in India and is more than 1000 years old. It is prominent for its richness of structural design, wood carvings, and the beauty. The Southern half of it is demolished and comprehensive with iron pillars, aluminum piece, and minars in 2012. This mosque is placed on the banks of the Meenachil River.

Thzhathangady Juma Masjid is also identifying as the “Taj Juma Masjid”. The intimates of this Masjid came and settled in Kottayam, from diverse parts of Kerala. The Muslims who lived here take part in an active role in Freedom move violently and other National Movements. This mosque is recognized for its intricate wooden carvings and architecture.

All these are an exotic destination to spend your holidays with Kerala and make to access any suitable packages, from the list of Kerala Tour Packages provided by the Gogeo holidays. Plan your trip and happy to enjoy the fun, young Kerala along with these mesmerizing destinations.



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