Kollam or Quilon is a famous coastal town and an old seaport located in the south of Kerala state, with a long wide coastline along the Arabian Sea in the West. Kollam district is the starting point of Ashtamudi Lake, which is considered to be the southern gateway to the backwaters of Kerala and is a world-famous tourist destination.
The district is well known for cashew processing and coir manufacturing, it was a well-renowned trading point for spices in ancient times. The district is home to one of the largest freshwater lakes in Kerala and is a leading center for fishing in the state.
Tourism plays an important part in the economy; people are visiting the place since medieval times and are increasing in number ever since. A scenic landscape with plains, mountains, lakes, lagoons, and backwaters along with lush green forests, farmland, and serene beaches makes Kollam a proud part of “God's own Country-Kerala”.
A boat cruise starting from the Ashtamudi backwaters in Kollam to backwater networks in the adjoining district of Alappuzha and further is a delightful experience; also there are many mosques, churches, temples, and many ancient monuments to visit in Kollam.
Explore & Experience in Kollam–
- Ashtamudi Lake
- Paravur Lake
- Boat Rides on backwaters
- Thangassery Light House
- Kollam Beach
- Thirumullavaram Beach
- Thevally Palace
- Jatayu Earth's Centre
- Palaruvi Falls
- Pullichira Church