Besides being associated with the Blessed Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Mannanam is the seat of the first seminary of the Malabar Church (1833), the first Catholic Sanskrit School in Kerala (1846), the first private printing press, CMS Press started by Rev. Benjamin Bailey (1846), and the first daily newspaper in Malayalam, the Deepika (1887).

The Chavara Art Museum at Mannnam preserves a brilliant repertory of church history.

Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport (83 Km)

Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam (11 Km)

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