Voikom: The northwestern end of Kottayam in Kerala


Vaikom was believed to be a part of a kingdom called Venmalanadu in the past. When Venmalanadu was split into Vadakkumkoor and Thekkumkoor, it became part of the Vadakkumkoor dynasty. Vadakkumkoor kingdom spread along the path of Muvattupuzha river towards the northeast side from Kaduthuruthy, Vaikom, Piravom, Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam, and Thodupuzha.



With the Vembanad Lake as its neighbor, the historic town of Vaikom lies on the western side of the Kottayam district. Its beautiful water bodies and serene villages make Vaikom popular among tourists. Country boat rides and canoe cruises through the Murinjupuzha backwaters offer glimpses into the unique village lifestyle of Kerala. Here, tourists can get a feel of the traditional fishing techniques of the locals and a taste of their signature dishes.

One of the oldest temples in Kerala, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, showcases the beauty of Kerala temple architecture. Renowned as the Kasi of the South, this temple is famous for elephant pageants and traditional art performances. The civil rights movement, Vaikom Satyagraha, marked a significant epoch in the state’s history.


Railway station: Kottayam Railway Station, 34 km away

Flight: Cochin International Airport Ltd., 60 km away