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 Kottayam Restaurant

There are numerous restaurants and cafes in Kottayam. What the town lacks, however, is variety. Local food is extensively available and is generally quite good, as is South Indian vegetarian food. Beyond this, food has been uniformly categorized by restaurants as being either North Indian, Chinese or Continental. Most dishes that go under the last two categories are imaginative concoctions that draw on the worst elements from various styles of cooking. In summary, stick to Kerala food in Kottayam. If you still insist on trying other things out, then head to the luxury resorts in Kumarakon near Kottayam, and pay absurd sums of money for a meal.

A large number of bakeries can be found in Kottayam. You can get freshly made bread and other snacks at these outlets. They are quiet popular and worth a visit.

A word of caution for the religiously inclined. Beef is easily avalable in Kottayam and is a staple in the people's diet. If you do not want to end up eating beef you will need to be wary of anything that says meat or beef on it. A meat roll would very likely have beef in it, for example. To be on the safe side, make your preference known explicitly.


 Drinking in Kottayam

Drinking in Kottayam is a fairly entertaining experience. Local pubs tend to be lively, but serve primarily a male clientele. The local beverage called Toddy, made from palm sap, is quite potent and not for the faint-hearted.

The retail sale of alcohol in Kottayam (as with the rest of Kerala) is a government monopoly, and liquor stores are often stocked with only the most popular varieties and labels. Wine is almost impossible to find, and getting popular international brands of anything from whiskey to beer is a bit hit-and-miss. The more upscale hotels do have bars where one can be certain of a reasonable ambiance and a well-stocked bar, while the smaller ones can appear quite dodgy.

Side-dishes/Touchings, the local terms for snacks consumed along with drinks, is also something to try out. These vary from chicken, fish, duck to various wild birds and are considered de rigueur for any true drinking experience.


 Shopping in Kottayam

The delightful activity of Kottayam shopping provides a wonderful experience of exploring and purchasing some of the beautiful handicraft items which are unique to South India. The markets in Kottayam offer exotic shopping options like different gift items, silks and handicrafts. The markets of Kottayam provide its visitors with a glimpse of a vibrant and modern India.

There are many gift houses in Kottayam. The gift houses sell a number of beautiful items. Some of these gift shops include Alphonsa Ladies Center, Bava Shopping Center, Cochin Traders, Ahalya Crockery and Gift House, Bhuvana Metal Mart, Furshop, Embire Glass and Gift House, Chic Ladies Stores, Ashirwad Enterprises and Brindavan Gift World among others.


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 Kottayam Travel


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Klassic Kottayam
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Kottayam Tour

Cochin – Munnar (2 Nights) – Kottayam / Kumarakom (1 Night) – Alleppey (1 Night) – Cochin


Kottayam Tour 
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