5 Sights in Kottayam, India (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Kottayam, India. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Kottayam, India.

1. Kottayam Cheriyapally

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St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, Kottayam, commonly known as Kottayam Cheriapally, is a Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church located in Kottayam, Kerala, India. Cheriapally meaning ‘small church’, whose appearance contradicts its name, is one of the oldest and well-preserved churches in the state. Cheriapally is located on the way to Kumarakom from Kottayam. The church is dedicated to mother Mary. Kottayam Cheriapally, built in 1579, has retained its old world charm today as well even after so much of environmental changes. The length and breadth of the church is constructed with innovative paintings, mural, and architecture. Before the inception of the Old Seminary in 1815, Kottayam Cheriapally was the Headquarters of the Church and Malankara Metropolitans for a long time.

Wikipedia: St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Kottayam (EN)

2. Thazhathangady Juma Masjid

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Thazhathangady Juma Masjid is a mosque situated in Thazhathangady, one of the Heritage Zones of Kerala, India, near the town of Kottayam, and on the banks of the Meenachil river. It is one of the oldest mosques in India, dating back more than 1000 years. This mosque is known for its beautiful architecture as well as its craftsmanship, including intricate wooden carvings, a secret passageway, and a water tank carved out of a single block of stone. Its southern half was demolished and extended with iron pillars, aluminum sheets and minars in 2012.

Wikipedia: Thazhathangady Juma Mosque (EN)

3. Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church - MOSC Headquarters, Devalokam

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The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC) also known as the Indian Orthodox Church (IOC) or simply as the Malankara Church, is an autocephalous Oriental Orthodox church headquartered in Devalokam, near Kottayam, India. The church serves India's Saint Thomas Christian population. According to tradition, these communities originated in the missions of Thomas the Apostle in the 1st century. It employs the Malankara Rite, an Indian form of the West Syriac liturgical rite.

Wikipedia: Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (EN), Website

4. Parippu Sree Mahadeva Temple

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Parippu Sree Mahadeva Temple

Parippu Mahadeva Temple is a Hindu temple located in Parippu in Aymanam panchayath of Kottayam district, in the Indian state of Kerala. This temple mentioned as Nalparappil in the renowned Shivalaya stotra is closely related to Thekkumkur raja. Currently it is administered by Travancore Devaswom Board. Bhadrakali Mattappally Nambudiri holds the tantric rights of the temple.

Wikipedia: Parippu Mahadeva Temple (EN)

5. St. Joseph's Monastery Church

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St. Joseph's Church, Mannanam is a Syro-Malabar Catholic Church located in Mannanam, Kerala. The church was built by St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara on top of a hill and his mortal remains are interred in the church.

Wikipedia: St. Joseph's Church, Mannanam (EN)


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