Kollam

Located 71 kms to the north of thiruvananthapuram, kollam is the centre of the country's cashew trading and processing industry. One of the oldest ports on the malabar coast, kollam was one the port of international spice trade. Thirty percent of this historic tous is covered by the renowned asthamudi lake, making it the gateway to magnificent backwaters of kerala. The eight hour boat trip between kollam and allappuzha is the longest and most enchanting experience on the backwaters of kerala. The district also has some interesting historic remnants and a number of temples built in the traditional ornate architectural style.

Area - 2579 sq. Kms
Population - 2,398285 (1991 census)

 

  • Access :


    Kollam - kerala

    Air - nearest airport thiruvananthapural (71 km).

    Rail - kollam is an important railhead of the southern railways.

    Road - an excellent roat network links kollam to all major towns & cities.

  • Places to visit :


    Thangasseri - This seaside village of historic importance has the ruins of an old portuguese fort and churches built in the 18 century. The Thangasseri Lighthouse which is 144 feet hight, is open to visitors from 1530 = 1730 hrs.Thirumullavaram Beach - Kerala

    Thirumullavaram beach - 6 kms north of kollam this secluded beach is a beautiful picnic centre.

    Mayyand - 10 kms south of kollam mayyanad is noted for its shrines and temples. The most important of the nine temples here is the subramanya temple at umayanallor.

  • Excursions :


    Thirumullavaram Beach - Kerala

    Sasthamkotta, Ochira, Kulathupuzha , Thenmala , Ariankavu, Palaruvi Waterfalls.

  • Short canal cruise :


    Canal cruises to the munroe island village is the best of its kind in india which is for about 4 hrs.

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