Kottoor, a village in Kerala’s Kozhikode district, is well known for its lush green meadows and the Panayambala Thodu Canal. Located on the banks of the Manimala River, this village is famous for its Kottoor St. George Syrian Church which was established around the 5th century A.D and is considered one of the oldest churches in Kerala. A few of the nearby cities include Chockli, Quilandy, Kozhikode and Vadakara. There are many popular sightseeing destinations around this region.
Places to Stay
There are no budget hotels available in Kottoor. Chengannur, about 15 km away, has affordable hotels for travellers. Some of these are Hotel Pournami (Tariff – Rs.491), Hotel Priya (Tariff – Rs.765), Bhagavath Gardens (Tariff – Rs.848) and Hotel Santhi Palace (Tariff – Rs.701).
The official language spoken in Kottoor is Malayalam.
St. George’s Feast in May is one of the major events of the village. Other festivals celebrated here are Vishu in April, Onam in September and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
Kottoor has many tourist attractions in and around the area. These are Chengaroor St. George Orthodox Syrian Church (3 km), St Thomas Marthoma Church (6 km), Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple (3 km), Eraviperoor (6 km), Thiruvalla (8 km), Chengannur (16 km), Karingalichal Lake (36 km) and Manthamaruthi (32 km) from Kottoor.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport located 257 km away from Kottoor.
There is no railway station in Kottoor. Tiruvalla Railway Station, which is 7 km away from this village, is the nearest railway station.
The village of Kottoor is frequented by state-run and private buses from nearby cities and towns. KSRTC runs daily buses from major cities connecting this village to other towns and states. Avail of a bus ticket booking offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com