Situated in the Kottayam district of Kerala, Kuravilangad is a small town also known as ‘The Vatican of India’. Christianity came early to Kuravilangad – the first church was built here in the 3rd century.
Places to Stay
Ettumanoor, located only 12 km away, has a number of good budget hotel options. Hotel Anjali Park (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Mattam Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Sanyo Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Floral Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) are some of them.
Malayalam and English are both official languages of Kuravilangad.
Onam, the ten day harvest festival, is a celebration that brings together people of all communities in Kerala. This occurs in September annually.
Places of Interest
St. Mary’s Forane Church in Kuravilangad, built around 105 AD is an ancient church worth visiting. Siva Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple is only 12 km away. Kumarakom with its bird sanctuary and backwaters is only 26 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kochi Airport, situated 53 km away.
Kuruppan Tara Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Kuravilangad with daily services to major cities and towns in Kerala. Other major cities like Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi are accessible from Kottayam Railway Station (20 km).
Private operators like Bens Travels and Sona Travels are all reliable and provide regular services from Kottayam. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons.