Kottayi is a small village in Palakkad district of Kerala state, South India. It is under Alathur Taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala state, India and is 15 km away from Palakkad town. Kottayi is well-connected by road. The main landmarks are the Kottayi Junction (Koottumukku) and the Kottayi High School.

Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, the great Indian Classical music (Carnatic) singer was born in Chembai, a very small village, near Kottayi, in 1895. The annual Chembai Parthasarathy Ekadasi Music festival, in memory of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, takes place in Kottayi in February-March. One of Chembai’s disciples, K. J. Yesudas makes it a point to attend this event every year.

Nearest Railway station : Palakkad
Nearest Airports :Coimbatore Airport 40 km. and Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery -160 km