Kottayam is additionally called "akshara nagari" which suggests "city of letters" in terms of contributions to the medium and literature. The rulers of munnad and thekkumkur are headquartered in thazhangadi within the former kottayam city. This incident marked the start of the trendy social movement within the state. The district was additionally the middle of a state-led agitation for the accountable government of Travancore. Later in 1868 2 divisions particularly Quilon (Kollam) and Kottayam were fashioned.