In the south Indian State of Kerala, on the high ranges of the western ghats.
Thangasseri, Thirumullavaram beach, Mayyand, Oachira Temple
Backwaters, Thirumullavaram beach.
It may not be the commercial hub of Kerala, but Kollam still is an important city. Known as Quilon in the earlier times, it used to be a significant seaport witnessing trade with the traders of Phoenicia, Arabia, China, Greece and Rome. Kollam is today famous as the processing part of the fascinating Kerala, popular for its Cashew trade. It is also an important hub for the State's marine products industry, with the port of Neendakara being the centre for trawlers and ice plants.
Situated some 71 Kms from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram along the coastline of Ashthamudi Lake, Kollam is host to some beautiful buildings and structures. The most notable and astoundingly beautiful feature of Kollam is the Ashthamudi Lake that covers around 30% of the city. One enjoys a variety of backwater tours offered by the city on this wondrous Lake. The eight hour long journey on boat from Kollam to Alappuzha is a must for anyone who visits the Fascinating City of Kollam in Kerala, South India.
Chamayavilakku, a famous festival in a temple near Kollam witnesses hordes of people every year. The huge rock Jatayupara, the place from where Indian Classical dance originated Kottarakkara and the Rameshwara Temple are all there in Kollam for the tourists to explore.
Major Tourist Attractions in Kollam / Quilon
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 ft high, is a must visit place here.
About 6 kms north of Kollam, Thirumullavaram beach is secluded beach and a perfect place for the picnickers.
Located 10 kms south of Kollam Mayyand is known for its shrines and temples. The most important of the nine temples here is the Subramanya Temple at Umayanallor.
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest airport, Thiruvananthapuram, is 72km away.
Rail: Quilon is connected by rail with several important cities.
Road : Quilon is connected by road with many tourist centres in India.
Local Transport :
For local transport, one can use private and KSRTC buses, yellow-top and tourist taxis, and autorickshaws
Kollam offers several well furnished hotels and lodges that make your stay most memorable. One can easily go for the various options available according to the budget allotments. We offer excellent accommodation facilities in and around Kollam. The various hotels in Kollam offer best of the facilities, as expected by the visitors.