Kottathavalam stands around 70 km away from Kottayam. It is a marvellous cave situated near Murugan hills at Kurisumala. This place is one famous tourist attraction of Kottayam. The cave can be reached by a staircase carved out of rocks. There are sculptures in this cave that take the form of chairs and couches. Figurines of Lord Ayyappan, Murugan, Madurai Meenakshi and Kannaki are also engraved there. The myth associated with this caves goes like this:

The royal family of Madurai on their way to Poonjar had a sojourn in this place. In Malayalam, “kotta” means fort and “valam” means “high land”. Hence, the place got its name as the royal cave is enveloped by hills. It is a beautiful place on the backdrop of verdant hills. Kottathavalam is visited by hundreds of tourist every year.

Kottayam is well connected by roads. It falls on NH-220 and the state highways number 1, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 32 passes through it. KSRTC buses and many buses of private sector operate in Kottayam. Hence it is connected to the major cities of Kerala and neighbouring states.
The Cochin International Airport which lies 90 km north is the nearest airport to Kottayam. You can hope into a bus or a train to reach Kottayam from the airport.
Railway Station:
Kottayam Railway Station provides train services to the nearby towns and cities of Kerala. It also has several trains connecting other major cities of India such as Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi and Ahmedabad.

Tourist Place to Visit in Kottayam District, Kerala