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Kottayam Tourist Attractions

Kottayam Tourist AttractionsBharananganam Church KottayamThere are many interesting tourist attractions in Kottayam that you can visit on your tour to Kottayam. The Kottayam sight seeing tours are a great way to explore the beautiful Kottayam town and explore the life of this sleepy town. So read on further and know what to see in your tour to Kottayam.

Bharananganam
Bharananganam is an important pilgrimage center for the Christians. It is located next to the St. Mary’s Church. The church is a thousand years old and has a well-carved cavern of Virgin Mary.

Cheryapalli
Built in the year 1579, this church is dedicated to St. Mary. The church has some beautiful paintings of the Biblical era.

Mannanam
This place is a famous Christian center. The famous St. Joseph’s monastery is located over here. A famous saintly figure of Kerala known as Father Kuriakose Elias of Chavara (1805 -1871) lived here. Mannanam is the place where one of the oldest printing presses of India was established. Some of Kerala’s oldest newspapers were printed over here.

Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple
Located in the heart of Kottayam, this temple is built in the typical Kerala style. The architecture and murals are stunningly beautiful. The temple is packed by a large number of devotees who come to attend the annual festival in the month of March.

Valiyapalli Church
One of the largest churches in Kottayam, the Valiyapalli church was built in the year 1550. This church was built for the Knanaya Orthodox Syrians and is renowned for its ancient Persian cross dating back to the 8th century and also the Pahalavi inscription on the cross.

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