|Kottayam at a Glance|
|Area: 2,203sq km||Temperature|
|Language: Malayalam||Altitude: 935 to 2817 m above Sea level||Summer||Winter|
|Rainfall (Annual): 346 cm||Climate: Tropical humid, Cool and pleasant in the High Ranges and the Cardamom Hills||Max||Min||Max||Min|
|Tourist Season: September to March||Clothing: Tropical||37.5oC||22.5oC||37.5oC||22.5oC|
Lying a little south to central Kerala, Kottayam district is bordered on the north by Ernakulam district, on the east by Idukki district and on the south by Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts. The Vembanad lake forms the western boundary. Kottayam, lies between Latitude 9º,15’ and 10º, 21’ and Longitude 76º,22’ and 77º,25’. The district is naturally divided into highland, midland and lowland; the bulk being constituted by the midland regions. Tauks of Meenachil and Kanjirapally have Highland and Midland areas, while the other three taluks have Midland and Lowland areas.