Letters, Latex and Lakes
Kottayam is known as the land of letters , latex and lakes.
Letters because it is the press capital of kerala.Malayala Manoram one of the leading dailies in India has its origin from Kottayam
Its the land of Latex because more than 90% of Indias rubber is produced from Kottayam district.
And the entire world knows why it is land of lakes. Kumarakom - the queen of Kerala back waters is just 8Km from Kottayam.