Vaikom – Thottakom Vaikom Kottayam, Kerala State India. Vaikom is a taluk and also its capital town, situated in the North-West of Kottayam in Kerala,India. Its western border is bounded by the Lake Vembanad, and is crossed by various distributaries of the River Muvattupuzha. It lies between Ernakulam and Kottayam. Vaikom is the oldest township in Kottayam, and among the oldest in South India.