Pampady is a small town and a taluk in Kottayam district of Kerala. It is located 16 kms towards east from the district head quarters Kottayam and 145 kms from state capital Thiruvananthapuram towards the south. National highway 220 passes through the heart of Pampady. Pampady lies midway between the serene backwaters of western Kerala and the misty mountains of Western Ghats. It is situated in the river banks of Nila (Bharatapuzha).
Places to Stay
Some of the few budget hotels in Pampady are Sangam Hotel (Tariff Rs. 300 to Rs. 500), Dhalia Hotel (Tariff Rs. 300 to Rs. 500), and Dhanya Hotel (Tariff Rs. 300 to Rs. 500).
The official language of Pampady is Malayalam.
Pampady Pakalpooram festival (July), Kumbha Kudam festival of Cheruvalli Kavu temple (March), The Parakkottu Kavu Thalappoli (last Sunday of the Malayalam month of Medam), Ayyappan Vilakku (January) and Pampady Dayara (August) are some of the festivals celebrated in Pampady.
Places to Visit
The famous Cheruvallikavu Devi Temple is located in Pampady village. Other temples to see are the Alampally Sreekrishnaswamy temple, and Chennampally Gandharvasamy temple. Pampady is also home to the. St. Thomas Church and Dayara Chapel. Kottayam (15 kms), Kumarakom (27 kms), Vagamon (62 kms), Alleppey (50 kms), Kuttanad (55 kms) are the near by important tourist destinations.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Pampady is at Kochi (60 kms).
Kottayam Railway station is the nearest major railway station (14 kms) to Pampady.
Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers travelling to Pampady include Kallada Travels (Suresh Kallada), Sona Travels. Utilising a bus ticket booking coupon can save your money when you buy your tickets.