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Kollam Tourism

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Kollam Tourism

  • Location : Kerala

  • Best Time :  December - February

  • Railway Station :  Kollam

  • Airport : Thiruvananthapuram

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Kollam (a.k.a) Quilon, is situated in the southern corner of India in the state of Kerala. Kollam is encircled by Alleppey in the north, Pathanamthitta in the northeast, Thiruvananthapuram in the south, Tirunelveli (Tamilnadu) in the east, and the Arabian Sea in the west. 

It is believed that the name of the place, Kollam have been derived from the Sanskrit word "Kollam" meaning pepper. KOllam is considered as the entrance to the renowned backwaters of Kerala and over one third of its surface is covered by the great Ashtamudi Lake.  

Sourrounded with a long and beautiful coastline, Kollam has many scenic places to explore. Since it is located on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake, it is also one of the best places to go cruising in the backwaters. People also love visiting the Thenmala Ecotourism Centre, Palaruvi Waterfalls, Jatayupara etc.

Travel Tips

  • Boating at the ashtamudi lake.
  • Can buy some cashew nut from the local shops.
  • Recently opened Jatayu park offers a lot of entertainment, though its costly. 

Top Attractions in Kollam Tourism

Kollam Beach

Kollam Beach

The first 'Beach Wedding Destination' in Kerala.

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 Jatayu Earth's Center

Jatayu Earth's Center

A leading tourist destination with World’s largest bird sculpture.

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Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach

Varkala is a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate. The dramatic sunset view from the cliff top is a great experience.

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Munroe Island

Munroe Island

Munroe Island is a hidden pearl in the backwaters of Kerala.

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Thenmala

Thenmala

The first planned eco-tourism destination in India.

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Detailed Information

Kollam is a sighting place for the one who is seeking forests, waterfalls, lagoons, backwaters and beaches. One can go and relax at the nearby beaches, namely Kollam, Thirumullavaram and Thangasseri.

Kollam is the place which takes the credit for being the hub of the country's cashew trading and processing industry. It is considered as one of the oldest ports on the South India and has long been drawing the attraction of international countries. It is historically remembered as one of the most important ports which were part of the legendary Spice Trade.

The eight hour boat trip between Kollam and Alappuzha is among the most sought-after and enchanting experience on the backwaters of Kerala. Kollam is home to some of the famous  temples built in traditional Kerala style.