Kottiyam is a developing town in the southern part of Kollam district in Kerala. It is a part of the South Kerala division. Its closeness to the Arabian Sea leads to it having an extremely humid climate. It is a fast developing commercial and industrial centre and is well known for its biriyani spices as well as its cashew processing industry. It also has several mosques, temples and churches.
Places to Stay
Hotel All Season, Hotel Aquasserenne and Hotel Dona Castle are some of the major hotels in Kottiyam that provide accommodation. The tariffs of these hotels are available on contact.
Malayalam is the official language that is spoken here. Some of the locals speak Hindi and English as well.
Onam is the most important festival celebrated here. Vishu is also celebrated here with great delight.
Places of Interest
The Kollam Beach, Punalur, Pathanapuram, Karunangapally, Pattazhi, Mayyanad and Thangaserry are some of the major places of interest in and around Kottiyam.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Kottiyam is the Trivandrum airport (57 km).
Mayyanda railway station (4 km) is the closest station to Kottiyam. Trivandrum Central (50 km) is the major junction closest to Kottiyam.
Kottiyam is well connected by bus. Operators like A1 Travels, SRM Transports, Sona Travels, Kallada Travels and Galaxy Xpress provide their services here. These buses also ply to Kannur, Cochin as well as Bangalore. Online bus ticket booking facility of Ticketgoose is safe and reliable. So, log on to book your tickets.