The city of Kottayam is famous for lakes, latex and letters. The conference venue, Mahatma Gandhi University is adjacent to a large number of striking spots with tourist attractions and if fledged with a variety of excellent hotels and stay places.
Hotel National Park
Vaikom Road,Ettumanoor Kottayam (Dist), Kerala,
India, Pin: 686 631
Tel: 91 481 2710010
+91 481 2710012, +91 481 2710011
Main Central Road,
Opp. Gokullam Apartment, Kodimatha,
Kottayam, Kerala 686039
Tel: 0481 - 2363637, 2363638,
Fax: +91 481 2363738
Web : www.thewindsorcastle.net
Kerala is every food-lover's paradise. Kerala cuisine offers a multitude of dishes, ranging from the traditional sadya to seafood delicacies. So while travelling in Kerala, most people face the dilemma of deciding what dishes to try out. Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians have a wide variety of dishes to choose from. Moreover, every small town has multi-cuisine restaurants offering continental and north Indian dishes. Since Kerala is a coastal state and has a flourishing marine life, there is no dearth of seafood. Seafood is an integral part of every Malayali meal.
Opp. Malayala Manorama,
Kottayam Kerala, India
Tel: 0481 2560467, 2562346, 2560740
Near Mg University
Kottayam - 686001
Tel: +(91)-481-2732300, +(91)-9995387165
The Thrissur Pooram is considered to be the Mother of all Poorams, a culture highlight that towers above all other festivals .Thrissur pooram is a festival unique in its pageantry, magnitude and participation. It is not a mere temple festival in its strict sense but at the same time it is the festival of festivals of Kerala. The Thrissur Pooram, celebrated in the Malayalam month Of Medom (April-May) is a grand assembly of Gods and Goddesses in and around Thrissur. These Gods and Goddesses make their visit to the Vadakumnathan Temple premises on caparisoned elephants accompanied by grand ensembles of Chenda melam and pancha vadyam.
God's own country
Kerala is situated on the southwestern coast of India, a country in South Asia. This tropical paradise enjoys a unique topography with Arabian sea, a part of the Indian Ocean on the west and the Western Ghats on the east.Kerala is one of India's most progressive states in terms of social welfare and quality of life. The State boasts of one of India's highest literacy rates.
With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, each of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other - a singular advantage no other destination offers.
Owing to its natural beauty and its rich cultural heritage, Kottayam has been a popular tourist destination. Thousands of tourists come to this city every year to relax and to experience the opulent cultural values of Kerala.
The Poonjar Palace is an example of the rich culture of Kerala. Kottayam has many temple and shrines to be discovered by visitors. The Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Pallippurathu Kavu, Thiruverpu Temple and the Saraswathy Temple are some famous temples situated in proximity to Kottayam. The Subramanya Swami Temple of Kottayam is one of the few temple dedicated to Lord Subramanya in Kerala. The ancient Thazhathangady Juma Masjid and the old St. Mary's Orthodox Church Kottathavalam attract many devotees every day.
T.B. Road, Kottayam-1,
Fax: - 2565605
T.B. Junction, M.C. Road
Tel: 0481 2561123, 2561124, 2561125
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Kerala is a land of backwaters and beaches. A number of water sports are associated with the major lakes in Kerala. One of the major water sports in Kerala is boat racing, which is being organized by a number of social and religious organizations. These boat races have always been a part of the tradition of Kerala. There are instances in the history of Kerala when disputes between kings and chiefs were settled by boat races. These boat races are yet another reason that the tourists are attracted towards ‘God's Own Country’.