Panoramic backwater stretches extensive paddy fields highlands hills elaborate rubber plantations varied legends associate degreed quite literate individuals. The rulers of munnad and thekkumkur are headquartered in thazhangadi within the former kottayam city. The origins of the Malayali Memorial phonephone movement is same to be from Kottayam. It was here that the celebrated Vaikom nonviolence (1924-25), the epic struggle to eliminate untouchability, took place. CP Ramaswamy Iyer was the then Diwan of Travancore.