Vaikom is a capital town of Vaikom Taluk, situated in the northwest of Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India. The town is additionally noted for its job in the Indian autonomy development for being the setting of Vaikom Satyagraha, a social equality development went for anchoring opportunity of development for all segments of society through the general population streets prompting The well known Shiva sanctuary arranged here.
Vaikom town is arranged at the northwestern end of Kottayam locale, near Ernakulam area fringe. Its western outskirt is the Lake Vembanad, and is crossed by different estuaries of the River Muvattupuzha. Vaikom is the most seasoned township in Kottayam area, and among the most established in South India. Vaikom is additionally near the prominent tourism goal Kumarakom. It is 37 from Ernakulam and 32 km from Kottayam and around 60 km 37 mi from Kochi International Airport.
Vaikom was accepted to be a piece of a kingdom called Venmalanadu previously. At the point when Venmalanadu was part into Vadakkumkoor and Thekkumkoor, it turned out to be a piece of Vadakkumkoor tradition. Later in 1742, it turned out to be a piece of Travancore when the then Maharajah of Travancore, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, attached Vadakkumkoor to his kingdom.