There are so many amazing places to visit in Kottayam. It is filled with stunning churches, charming nearby hill stations, significant temples, and refreshing waterfalls. All these factors make it one of the must-visit destinations in Kerala.

Some of the most beautiful tourist places to visit in Kottayam:

Bay Island Driftwood Museum:

One of the best places to visit in Kottayam. It is a fascinating museum, having a huge collection of root sculptures of various shapes and designs. And this museum houses an elaborate selection of driftwood articles exhibited across the room. If you are an art lover, this is the ideal place for you.

You will be fascinated by the various collection of sculptures in various patterns & shapes. The beautiful features of this place, along with the unique artefacts are sure to enchant your senses. And this is truly the most charming Sight Seeing in Kumarakom, Kottayam.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary:

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is among the most famous bird-watching spots in the country. It is spread out over 14 hectares, one comes across different rare avian species in these parts. 


Vagamon is a hill station of natural charm at its peak. It makes the cold climate because of the high altitude. Vagamon a tourist spot truly blessed by nature makes the tourists come back again and again so that they could restore themselves and cherish memories. The most exciting places you can visit here is the foggy pine forest, mistful tea and cardamom plantations. etc and the most beautiful ecotourism hotspots are Kuttikkanam, Peermade, Anakketti and Gavi.

Illikkal kallu:

Illikkal kallu, One of the most attractive high range spots in Kottayam. This spectacular spot gives you a most adventurous hill climb and an astounding view of 3 districts. But at the same time, this place is dangerous too. People died here while climbing the rock. So please be careful while you visit this place and stay back from the rock. Because it is very dangerous to climb up, only a narrow path to walk for at least one person. You can reach this place from Kottayam via Ettumanoor — Erattupetta — Poonjar Road.

St Mary’s Church, Cheriapally:

It was Built in 1579 by Thekkumkoor Maharajah. And it is the famous church of Kumarakom which is located at Cheriapally and is located around 12 km from the main city of Kottayam. The architecture of the church architecture displays a unique fusion of Portuguese and traditional Kerala architecture.


A major picnic spot in Kottayam is ethereally beautiful. This most famous hill station is near Kottayam and is a major picnic spot. This place gives amazing views of the landscapes covered in dense forests, Nilgiri mountains, Muvattupuzha river, mystical valleys, and colourful flora. This place also emerges as a new go-to spot for youngsters and couples looking for refuge.


Elaveezhapoonchira is a must-visit enchanting tourist place to visit in Kottayam, surrounded by 3 hills Mankunnu, Kodayathoormala and Thonippara. . This place is popular for its magnificent views and lush greenery. It is the perfect picnic spot and is famous among trekkers. This place is just an hour away from the main Kottayam town. This hill station is gaining tourist importance nowadays. One of the specialities of this place is that, can see both the sunrise and sunset.

Best Time to places to visit in kottayam:

The period from September to February i.e. winters brings with it a cool breeze to the region thus making it the best time to explore the town.