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Hoysala First
Thirunakkara
2 BHK & 3 BHK Flats
1260 Sq.ft To 1620 Sq.ft
Rs 46.62 Lacs Onwards
Hoysala Projects
Investor / Resale Options Available
+91 98205 75619

Hoysala First at Tmeple Road, Thirunakkara, Kottayam is a new residential project. Its currently under construction by Hoysala Projects and expected to be completed around March 2015. Each space here is planned to be designed with utmost care and zero compromise on quality. This will be a Gr + 15 Fl...

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  • Kottayam is a city in the Indian state of Kerala.
  • It is located in central Kerala and is also the administrative capital of Kottayam district.
  • Bordered by the Western Ghats in the east and Vembanad Lake and paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west, Kottayam is a land of unique characteristics.
  • Idyllic backwater stretches; lush paddy fields, highlands, hills and hillocks, extensive rubber plantations, places associated with many legends and a totally literate people have given Kottayam district the title: The land of letters, legends, latex and lakes.
  • The city is an important trading center of spices and commercial crops, especially rubber.
  • Most of India's natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam, also home to the Rubber Board.
  • Kottayam is also called as Akshara Nagari which means the City of Letters, due to its extensive contributions to print media and literature.
  • Kottayam Town is the first town in India to have achieved 100 percent literacy as early as 1989.
  • English education in South India did actually start at the Old Seminary here at Kottayam in 1813.
  • The first printing press in Kerala was established (CMS Press) here in 1821 by Rev.Benjamin Baily.
  • The first college in the state (CMS College) was also started here at Kottayam in 1840.
  • Maiden printed Malayalam-English and English-Malayalam Dictionaries were published from Kottayam in 1846 and 1847 respectively. The first and only Cooperative Society of writers, authors and publishers (SPCS), for publishing books and periodicals was set up here in 1945.
  • Kottayam is the hometown of a vast number of books and periodicals and is the center of publishing business in the State.
  • It is also the first town in India selected by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India to be transformed as an Eco City.
  • K R Narayanan, the former President of India hails from Kottayam District.
  • Kottayam is the ideal take off point for visits to Peermade, Munnar, Thekkady, Ernakulam and the temple city, Madurai. It is also a gateway to the pilgrim centers of Sabarimala, Mannanam, Vaikom, Ettumanoor, Bharananganam, Erumeli and Manarcaud.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

  • Ayyampara Hills: Flat granite rock formations scattered over almost 30 acres of land offer fabulous views of coconut trees interspersed with rubber plantations in the valley below. The innumerable tributaries of the Meenachil River, originating from Illikkal Mala, shimmer in the distance.
  • Cheriyapalli: This is one of the few old churches that still exist in an almost original state. Built in 1579, extensive restoration work was carried out and completed in 1993, but without changing architectural details. The facade is European, whereas the granite pillars lining the porch, added later, resemble those found in temples.
  • Erumely: A place that epitomises religious harmony - Hindu and Muslim shrines stand side by side. The loud chanting and the sound of conch shells from the two temples mingle with the muezzin's call to prayer from the minaret of the mosque located between the two.
  • Ganapathiyar Kovil:  Built by the Chetti community of Tamil Nadu, this 900-year-old structure is almost in ruins today, although the carvings and inscriptions on its granite pillars are still visible. Tamil inscriptions on walls and pillars tell the story of the Pattunool Shetties, the community known for weaving the textile known as kanjirapally katcha.
  • Good Shepherd Church: Constructed in 1882 and renovated in 1964, this is the first church of the Diocese of Vijayapuram and was built in the Italian style. The annual feast of the church, located behind the civil station, is held here every April.
  • Kanjirapally: This tranquil little town in the foothills of the Western Ghats is often referred to as the gateway to the High Ranges. Once a hub of trading activities, Kanjirapally has now slipped into comparative quietude. But the abundance of rubber plantations still gives the town a degree of commercial importance.
  • Kayyoor Temple: Kayyoor is a Ghat region blanketed by lush hilly vegetation. There is a small temple atop the hill near Bharananganam dedicated to the Pandavas, where only ghee is used to light the votive lamps.
  • Poonjar Palace: Located near Erattupetta, it was once the capital of the Poonjar royal family from 1155 to 1800. Located in a serene environment, surrounded by the Meenachil River on three sides, it is known for its exquisite architectural beauty
  • St Mary's Church: Locally known as 'Akkarapalli', St Mary's church was established in 1449 with the patronage of the Thekkumkoor rajas. A delightful stream flows close by, touching the courtyard of the church.

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • As of 2001 India census, the Kottayam Urban Agglomeration had a population of 172,878, while Kottayam district had a population of 19,52,901.
  • Males constitute 62 percent of the population and females make up 38 percent.
  •  Population growth in the district is in a diminishing trend and it had a decadal population growth rate of 6.5 per cent compared to 9.35 per cent for Kerala during the 1991-2001period.
  • Kottayam District is ranked 1st in literacy with a percentage of 95.9 compared to 90.92 percent for the rest of the state and approx 65.38 percent or India as per the 2001 census.
  • It is ranked 10th in population, as well as in area among the districts in Kerala.

TRANSPORT & CONNECTIVITY

  • Kottayam lies on NH-183 (Old NH 220) which connects the city of Kollam and Theni.
  • NH-183 connects Kottayam to the state of Tamil Nadu and the tourist destinations of Thekkady and Kuttikanam, in addition to the agricultural towns of Kanjirapally and Mundakayam.
  • State Highways SH-1, SH-9, SH-11, SH-13, SH-14, SH-15 and SH-32 also pass through Kottayam.
  • Public transport in the town is largely dependent on buses, run by both private operators and the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).
  • There are three bus stations serving Kottayam, two of which cater to private buses and one exclusively for KSRTC buses.
  • The bigger of the two private bus stations is located at Nagampadam, close to the railway station and the other is located in the heart of the town.
  • Besides local bus services for inter-city travel, Kottayam is well-connected to the rest of the state via inter-state bus services run by KSRTC.
  • Other popular transport options here include metered taxis and auto-rickshaws.
  • The port city of Kochi (70 kms) can be reached by the Changanassery-Alappuzha road and via Ettumanoor and Kumarakom.
  • Kottayam railway station (Station Code: KTYM) is situated in the heart of the town and is under the administration of the Southern Railway.
  • Kottayam lies on the busy rail route between Thiruvananthapuram - Kollam - Ernakulam and is served by several long distance trains connecting most major cities in the country.
  • The district also has 7 more minor railway stations namely, Changanassery,Ettumanoor, Vaikom Road, Kuruppanthara, Chingavanam, Kumaranalloor and Kaduthuruthy.
  • The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which lies approx 90 km to the north of the city.
  • Kottayam Port, India's first multi-modal Inland Container Depot (ICD) and a minor port using inland waterways, is situated at Nattakom (near Kodimatha), on the banks of Kothoor river.
  • The Kerala State Water Transport Department (KSWTD) operates ferry services through the backwaters in and around Kottayam city.
  • Ferries are major mode of transport to the town and connect to tourist destinations like Kumarakom and Alappuzha, as well as several smaller destinations.
  • There are two major ferry jetties in the city - Town Jetty and Kodimatha Jetty.
  • In recent years, the boat jetty at Kumarakom has acquired international fame as a launch point for the backwater rides on Vembabad Lake, a major tourist spot in the state.

JOBS & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Kottayam is a major trading center of natural rubber in India.
  • Rubber trees are extensively cultivated in central Kerala, on plantations, both large and small especially in vast areas of Kottayam district.
  • The Rubber Board, a body set up by the Government of India for the development of the rubber industry, is located here.
  •  A number of small and medium-sized enterprises in and around the town are engaged in the processing of rubber latex and manufacturing of rubber products.
  • Kottayam is also an important trading place for other commercial crops like spices cultivated widely in the surrounding areas.
  • The Plantation Corporation of Kerala has its headquarters at Kottayam.
  • The stretch of Kottayam–Kumily Road (KK road) that passes through the town is a major shopping centre.
  • Sastri Road, one of the broadest roads in Kottayam, is also popular for shopping and has outlets of many national and international product brands.
  • Baker Junction and Kanjikuzhy are also considered as commercial and residential hubs of the town.
  • Kottayam district has industries like Hindustan Newsprint Limited, Kottayam Spinning Mills and KSE factory.
  • Tourism is a major contributor to the economy as many tourism related businesses thrive in the town.
  • Kumarakom, a popular tourist destination in Kerala, is located 14 km from the town. Wagamon, another tourist destination is located on the borders of the districts of Kottayam and Idukki.
  • Kottayam is known for religious tourism. St. Alphonsa, the first woman to be canonized as a saint by the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church was born and raised in Kottayam.

REALTY MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Kottayam is an upcoming real estate destination by virtue of its excellent connectivity with cities in and around Kerala and the international airport at Cochin.
  • The city is a magnet for IT and ITeS companies given its strategic location and affordable property rates.
  • The off take of commercial property here has been on the increase in recent years with many companies and MNCs moving their operations to this city.
  • On the residential front, the city offers many options. Upcoming projects in prime locations are much in demand since they come equipped with all the lifestyle amenities.
  • Some of prominent developers with projects here companies like: Abad Builders, Skyline Builders, Triade Builders, Encore Developers, Nucleus Properties, Castle Homes and Neelettu Homes among others.
  • Apartments and flats are the preferred choice of buyers looking for homes here.
  • The city has an excellent network of educational institutions, healthcare facilities, retail outlets and a temperate climate which has attracted people to buy property here.
  • The Kerala government’s thrust on improving infrastructure in and around this region is likely to give a further boost to the realty prospects of this city and its surrounding regions going forward.

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