"Churches of Kottayam" Kottayam by Willettsworld
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Kottayam is located about 30km (18 miles) east of Alappuzha (Alleppey), across Vembanad Lake, which is part of the Backwaters - a labyrinth of interconnected canals, rivers and lakes. I came here for a day trip on a public ferry from Alleppey in order to visit a couple of nice 16th century Syrian Orthodox churches, one which features some beautiful wall paintings around the main altar. There are also a few other, newer churches in the town plus a nice temple.
This large temple is located in the centre of town, next to a large open area. The walls of the temple are decorated... more travel advice
This church was founded in 1896 to "commemorate the miraculous escape of the saint from tempestuous seas through the... more travel advice
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