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Kollam city is situated in the state of Kerala in the southern region of India. It is also known as the “Cashew Capital of the World”. Enriched with glorious past, knotted in the unique history, exceptional culture, bordered with nature divine, Kolam encircled on the southwest coast of India. Undoubtedly, this destination has gained commercial importance and has turned into the largest producer and exporter of premium quality of cashews. 

It is sited on the shores of the Ashtamudi Lake. This town glitters with several temples and mosques, the calm water of the lake offers you a wonderful experience to spend some quality time. Alongside, amazing weather, mouth-watering cuisines and fascinating views of the town lure a wide range of tourists from across the globe.

History of Kollam

Kollam was traditionally known as Quilon or Desinganadu which is considered as one of the major ancient civilizations in India. Kollam comes under the list of oldest ports on the Malabar Coast. The place had also been the capital for several kingdoms and Venad and Travancore are some of them.  

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Places to visit in Kollam

Punalur. A small town, however, the significance of the town is quite high lies on the border to Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The river Kallada passes right through the city with a popular bridge built over it, with a width of 400 meters. Thrilling adventure sports and wonderful jungle experience in the Thenmala Ecotourism Park, attractive woods of pineapples, peppers, cinnamons, along with species of fauna and flora steal grabs a large number of tourists every year.

Palaruvi Waterfalls. An enchanting waterfall positioned on the Kollam-Shenkottai Road at Palarive lies at an altitude of 300 ft. Exceptional magnificent view of the waterfalls draw space in the millions of heart, adds glitter to the scenic beauty of the town.

Mayyanad. One of the significant shrines for Hindus and Muslims, the destination is about 10 km away from the Kollam town. Lord Subramaniam temple is an exquisite destination to visit; along with the temple, visitors have the option to visit an old mosque and various other churches in the region.

Jatayu Nature Park. Jatayu Earth’s Center aka Jatayu Nature Park is situated at Jatayupara near Chadayamangalam town in Kollam district, Kerala. The park consists of a vast statue of Jatayu.

Things to do in Kollam

Asramam Adventure Park. The popular park is one of the urban parks of Kerala which is situated in the centre of Kollam. It is also known as Ashramam Picnic Village.

Thirumullavaram Beach. Get some relaxing time while gazing with sands at Thirumullavaram Beach. It is also famous for conducting the Karkidaka Vavu Bali rituals.

Events and festivals in & around Kollam

Cochin Carnival. Cochin is gearing up again this winter and is coming up with one of the grandest carnivals of India known as Cochin carnival. It is organized in Kerala at the Kochi fort where people get together to celebrate all their joy and delight in the form of a festival. Read More

Nehru Trophy Boat Race. What picture comes to your mind when you think of Kerala? Boat race maybe. Well, that’s the scenario, Kerala is known for its famous and thrilling boat races. It is an important part of the culture of Kerala and people adore it from years. Read More

Uthralikavu Pooram. It is a festival dedicated to the Goddess Kali who is known to kill the evil and is celebrated in the Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple of Thrissur district. Read More

Sabarimala Festival. The Sabarimala temple is a pilgrimage place for the devotees from all over the state and country and the festival is celebrated there itself. The festival is celebrated each year to worship the deity Lord Ayyappa. Read More

Best time to visit Kollam

Winter months from October to February mark as the best time, the pleasant weather at this time makes the trip agreeable.

How to Reach Kollam?

Air. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is one of the major airports in Kerala. The airport is just 67.7 kilometres away from Kollam which means it will take around 3-4 hours to reach. The airport is well-established with 2 terminals(Terminal 1 for domestic and Terminal 2 for international flights).

Rail. Kollam Railway Station is the nearest railway station. It is just a few kilometres away from the city centre. The station not only serves the neighbouring regions of the Kollam but also get regular trains from and to major cities of India.

Road. Kollam city enjoys well-established road connectivity within the neighbouring cities. Also, it's perfectly connected to major National Highways of India. Apart from this, there are a regular bus, auto, or other local transport services available for an easy journey within and around the city. 

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