Kottayam is a beautiful landscape that lies bounded between the tranquil backwaters and the Western Ghats. The place is ideally renowned for being Kerala’s center of the rubber and spice trade. Kottayam is also well acclaimed as the land of latex, lakes and for being the first media center of the country. The Malayalam printing press was first established by Benjamin Bailey a Christian missionary in 1820 AD. This bookish town featuring vivid landscapes has much to offer to its visitors like picturesque backwater stretches, highlands, extensive rubber plantations, lush paddy which attracts flocks of tourists each year from all corners of the world.