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Moving to Kottayam, Kerala: 10 Things You Should Know

Kottayam is a district in the state of Kerala, India. The district was formed by combining various Malayalam-speaking regions. The landmass and population of Kottayam ranks it as one of the largest districts in Kerala. The district is bounded by Ernakulam and Idukki districts to its north, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts to its east, Thrissur district to its south, and Palakkad District towards its west side. Kottayam city is also known as "the Gateway of Kerala" mainly because it provides access to high-walled mountains, dense forests, valleys with tea plantations, riverine farmlands producing various spices. 1. Transport Facilities in Kottayam Kottayam has a well-developed transport system. The city is connected to the rest of the country by air, rail and road. The KSRTC bus stand is located at Kottayam town. There are regular buses from here to all major towns in Kerala as well as to major cities in India. The Kottayam railway station is one of the oldest stations i