Kottayam is additionally called "akshara nagari" which suggests "city of letters" in terms of contributions to the medium and literature. Former president shri kr narayanan hails from kottayam district. Ruins of palaces and forts will still be seen here. The regular Castes and alternative Backward categories in Travancore were denied access to the temples however conjointly to the temple roads. The fifth Division, Devikulam came next, however was solely supplementary to Kottayam for a brief time.