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Kollam Tourist Places

Kollam is one of the most beautiful destination in the south western state of Kerala. This fascinating place is something that attracts tourists from all over the world. Kollam, also known as Quilon, is a picturesque old seaport town set on the coast of the vast Arabian Sea. Kollam is also regarded as the gateway to the beautiful backwaters of Kerala, thanks to the presence of the Ashtamudi Lake, which covers about thirty percent of its area. Ideally set on the shores of the Arabian Sea, Kollam has been a prominent center of trade from the days of Romans and Phoenicians. Today Kollam is known for being the center of cashew trading and processing industry in India. This makes Kollam a major constituent of South India Tour. It is important destination and to find the best of waterways and best of greenery, Kollam is the best place to be visited.

Holding a rich past, beautiful locales and a heart-warming culture, Kollam is a destinations, which should not be missed by any traveler on his or her Kerala Tour.

Visit Kollam for the following:

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Backwater Cruise : A must for every visitor, life in Kollam cannot be found in a better way then cruising along its serene backwaters. November to March is the best time for backwater cruises in Kollam. The most fascinating as well as the longest backwater cruise from Kollam is between Kovalam and Kollam which takes about 8 hours and takes you through the most serene locales of the area. A top attraction for those on Tour To Kollam.

Thangaseseri Beach : Rich history of Kollam lie partly in ruins here which includes the 18th century Old Portuguese Fort and churches. Another attraction is the lighthouse which is open from 15:30 to 17:30 hours for visitors. The sunrise and sunset from the beautiful beach is a major draw for tourists here. A must for the beach lovers who are on a Kerala South India Tour. You can also take part in some recreational activities here like scuba diving, surfing, para sailing, catamaran riding, speed boat riding, swimming, and deep sea fishing.

Thevalli Palace : On the banks of the Ashtamudi backwaters in Sasthamkotta, is situated the historically significant Thevalli Palace. Sasthamkotta is an attraction in itself, which is beautifully situated on the banks of the Kallada River and is surrounded by lush hills. The Lord Sastha temple here is one of the most revered temples in the area.

Shopping in Kollam

Being the center for cashew trade and processing industry, you can pick up the best quality products from here. Coir products are also specialties of this place.

Accommodation in Kollam

Kollam comes as an ideal vacation spot for travelers with all budgets, thanks to the various kinds of accommodation options that are available here. Ranging from the budget to the luxury hotels and from the backwater houseboats to the nature resorts, you will be spoilt for choice here. So while in an India Tour do not miss out on this part of the country where traditional hospitality will simply make you feel at home.

Quick Facts about Kollam

Climate : Tropical humid with plentiful seasonal rainfall. Summer months fall during March to May.

Local languages : Malayalam

Best time to visit : August to March

Nearest Airport : Thiruvananthapuram at a distance of 71 kilometers from Kollam

Nearest railway station : Kollam Railway Station

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