The ‘AksharNagari’ or the ‘Land of Letters’ in God’s Own Country wears a number of hats! Be it the diverse history, art and craft, cultures and traditions, this pictorial city in Kerala is a heaven for the tourists.
Located in the basin of the mystical Vembanad Lake, this magnificent city also serves as a sought after backwater destination in Kerala. Also, as the perennial streams from the Western Ghats flows down and meet this gorgeous lake, Kottayam serves all the purpose of a backwater lover throughout the year. Whether planning a Kerala trip with family members, friends, or colleagues, visitors can make it to this pictorial city, hire houseboats, cruise across the turquoise backwaters, and unravel the magical charm and appeal of Kottayam.
Best Time to Visit Kottayam Backwaters
If planning for amazing backwater tours in Kerala, you should visit Kottayam during the months of September to February. This is the time of the year, when this ideal backwater destination in Kerala experiences the winters. With the mercury level going down, the entire of Kottayam offers a serene, surreal, and tranquil ambience to enjoy the backwater holiday packages.