Flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Vembanad Lake and paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west, Kottayam is a place that is known for extraordinary qualities. The district was also a centre of the agitation led by the State Congress for responsible Government in Travancore. District Collector: dcekm[dot]ker[at]nic[dot]in: Collectorate, Kakkanad, Ernakulam - 682 030: 0484-2372902: 0484-2424838: Shri. Kottayam is the headquarters of Current Books since the year 1977. Kottayam Town is the first town in India to have achieved 100% literacy (a remarkable feat achieved as early as in 1989). District Informatics Officer. The 'Malayali Memorial ' agitation may be said to have had its origin in Kottayam. /*-->