Kottayam Tourism: Official Mobile app for tourists visiting Kottayam
It will offer visitors various travel related information including the local attractions in Kottayam.In an effort to augment tourism potential of the district, the Department of Tourism with technical support of National Informatics Centre has developed a mobile app that will offer visitors various travel related information including the local attractions in Kottayam.
The application, ‘Kottayam Tourism’, can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. The app will allow tourists to gain credible information directly, which will help them in planning their trip to the district.
Among the information it offers include information on the backwaters, heritage site, hill stations and pilgrim centres, besides the accommodation units. Clicking on a particular destination, a user will get a short description of the particular location along with a photograph and a map directing to the location, among other things.
“The app gives an extensive description on Kumarakom, the foremost tourist attraction in Kottayam. By clicking on the segment titled Explore Kumarakom, the user will get details on various aspects such as the schedule of boat races, Responsible Tourism units, ferry timings, and contact details of house boats, etc.’’
Alongside the tourist destinations, the app also offers details on the local cuisine, indigenous products, festivals and art forms of the region. Phone numbers of Tourism Offices, emergency services including police stations, fire stations, and government and private hospitals, etc. too have been added.