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Kollam, Kerala Travel Guide

Kollam is the headquarters of the Kollam district in Kerala. The city was a sea port in the early historical period and had trade links with China. Kollam is the gateway to the Ashtamudi Lake. It was the capital of erstwhile Venad.

The city is on the western coast of India near Laccadive Sea. It is also known as Quilon. You can experience all the features of God’s own Country Kerala. Lakes, sea, rivers, streams, backwaters, forest and coconut groves mesmerize the tourists.

Kollam is known for cashew nut trade and backwater cruise. It is a semi-urban city. Two rivers flow through the district namely, Kallada and Ithikkara.

How to reach:

The city could be reached directly by road/railway and water ways. The sea port at Kollam is a busy port and in terms of importance it is next in line to the Cochin sea port in Kerala. Kollam sea port houses fishing harbors.

Sea plane facility is available for the tourists. It is first of its kind in India. Nearest airport is located at Trivandrum that takes approximately one and half hours to reach Kollam by a taxi. You can hire taxis from Trivandrum Airport to the Trivandrum railway station, and then catch a direct train to Kollam.

Kollam Railway Station is a large station comprising electrified railway tracks. It is connected by Thriuvanthapuram-Ernakulam railway line.

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The city celebrates several temple festivals which is typical of Kerala Culture. A boat race will be held which is called President’s Trophy Boat Race. The trophy is sponsored by the President of India.

Places of Interest:-

Temples: Visit Asramam Srikrishnaswamy Temple that hosts a temple festival every year. Kollam Pooram, that is how it is widely known, occurs in the month of April every year.

A church which is said to have been founded by the Apostle Thomas is situated in Kollam. There are countless number f churches too.

A backwater cruise in the Ashtamudi Lake is a must do activity in this city. You can’t miss water cruise in luxurious houseboats.

Landscape: Kollam is the abode of scenic beauty comprising river streams, coconut groves, forests and waterfalls. Alumkadavu, Sashtamcotta Lake and Thenmala Forest areas are the some interesting spots nearby.

Visit Thangassery which is located at 5 km distance houses royal palace, forts, light house and ruined churches. It was a Portuguese village.

Go for a boat cruise in the backwater to Allepey. There is a daily passenger

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