Kollam, Kollam Information, Kollam Tour


About Kollam
Kollam, Kollam Map

Kollam, one of the oldest ports of the Malabar coast is located 71 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram. This city was a major international trading point and international spice trade centre in the earlier days. 30% of this historic town is covered by the renowned Ashtamudi Lake, making it the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala. Kollam covers an area of 2579 square kms and is situated at the sea level. This historic coastline district is known for its marine and cashew industries and is the major centre of the country's cashew trading and processing industry. The district also has some interesting historic remnants and number of temples built in the traditional ornate style of architecture. The eight hour trip between Kollam and Alappuzha is the longest and the most enchanting backwater cruise in Kerala.

Tourist Attractions in Kollam

The major tourist attraction in Kollam are its two beaches and Palaruvi Waterfalls. The two beaches in Kollam are the Thangasseri beach and Thirumullavaram beach. The Thangasseri beach is situated about 5 kms from Kollam. This seaside village has the ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches built in the 18th century. This beach also has a Thangasseri Lighthouse. The Thirumullavaram Beach is a beautiful picnic center. The Palaruvi waterfalls makes its way down the rocks, from a height of 300 feet. The Palaruvi wood is a beautiful picnic spot situated about 75 kms. from Kollam. More....

How to reach Kollam

By Air: 
The nearest airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum which is about 71 kms.

By Rail: 
Kollam is an important railhead of the Southern Railway.

By Road: 
An excellent road network links Kollam to all major towns and cities in Kerala. 

By Sea:
The Ferry station is located close to the central bus station and about 3 kms. from the railway station.

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