Kollam, in southern Kerala and some 70 kms away from the capital town Trivandrum, is a vital port of the state, as a leading tourist destination as well. A prominent hub of international spice trade, the town is occupied almost 30% by the well-known Ashtamudi Lake, which creates its beautiful backwaters. Fondly referred to as the Ã"gateway of the backwaters of Kerala", the historical Kollam is a tourists delight for its houseboat rides, charming backwaters, scenic beaches and visual natural treats all-around.
Kollam Backwaters are the foremost attraction here for tourists as they create the breathtaking prospect of a boat ride through the roundabout lagoons and still rivers. The majority of tourists flock here to relish the boat ride, which- for many - happens to be a lifetime experience. Other noteworthy attractions in Kollam include the Adventure Park- a charming amusement park for kids - and the Ariankavu Pilgrimage.
Kollam delights for its scenic beaches, and the Mahatma Gandhi Beach is foremost of them all. At this beach, tourists never forget to take a long walks along the seashore besides enjoying fun activities of bathing and swimming. The Palaruvi Waterfalls- known for its milky colour water- and the Thangassery Beach- visited for its scenic beauty and ruins of a historical fort - are other major places of interest of Kollam.
By Air The Trivandrum airport, some 70 kms away, is the nearest airport that links Kollam to rest of India, and world too, by regular flights.
By Rail Kollam has its own railway station where regular trains connect it to rest of the state, and India too.
By Road Kollam has a well-designed chain of roads that let it have a smooth connectivity with the rest of Kerala, and India too.
Thevally Palace is a wonderful piece of architecture, situated at a distance of 25 KM from Kollam, Kerela. A popular heritage building, it was constructed during the period 1819 by GauriParvatiBai and it has an architecture design which is the mix of British, Dutch and Portuguese style. The Palace attracts a big number of tourists right through the year purely for its beauty and history.
More so, Thevally Palace falls in the area which is one of...
Thangassery Beach is the most popular beach of Thangassery Village, in Kollam, Kerala. It has silver color sand and long palm trees that catches the attractions of tourists from far off places. There is a light house constructed around 100 years ago and still provides guidance to fisherman and sailors and remain an attraction. Once here, you can also visit nearest ruins of Portuguese fort.
Further, Thangassery Beach is a famous beach for local a...
A trip to Kerala is incomplete without enjoying its charming backwaters and boat rides along them. Ashtamudi is one of the most famous lakes of Kollam, Kerala. This lake is 16 km long and is the second largest lake in the beautiful state of Kerala. The trip between Alappuzha and Kollam is one of the longest backwater boat trips in Kerala.
Further, Ashtamudi Lake was once used for trade in accident time and became a famous destination place for t...