Know About splendid and eventful Sea Shore Holiday at Kollam – Kerala : Kollam Tour and Travel Guide

On the Kerala tourism Kollam is famous for historic Ashtamudi Lake and amazingly picturesque and beautiful backwaters. Ancient city Kollam, also known as Quilon, was the only port city of country during the 9th Centaury. According to Chinese trader  Ibn Battuta, who in the 14th century has traveled for 24 years, Kollam was one among the best five ports visited by him.

Kollam is among the famous trade center and industrial towns of the Kerala state and is famous as Cashew Land because of leading center of Cashew nut trading and processing industry, other commercial activities of city include trading of spices, marine products industry and port center for transportation of trawlers and ice plants.

Ashramam Sree Krishnaswamy Temple Festival is the biggest and most important cultural celebration of south Kerala and Kollam is part of this . During this festival usually held on 15th April several thousand visitors gathered here.

Scenic beaches of Kollam and its status of being gateway to backwaters of Kerala, has made the heaven for the beach lovers and ideal sea shore holiday home. House boat ride on the backwaters is the prime attraction of Kollam tour.

Do remember Kollam is important educational center , gateway to Kerala Beach Holidays and a city with extra ordinary natural beauty so city have constant tourist inflow, hence advance advance booking of hotel room proves quite handy. Kollam Hotels are not just place of most comfortable tourist stay but also very good for the delicious authentic Kerala cuisines.


Vital Tourist Information : Kollam

Location :
Kollam is situated on the Malabar coast in southern state Kerala.


Near By City : Tirvandrum


State : Kerala [India]


Famous as / For :
Fascinating Backwaters, Houseboat Stay, Ashtamudi Lake and Cashew Nuts.


Weather & Climate :
Kollam city experience Tropical climate.


Temperature :
Average temperature of Kollam city remains in the range of Max. 36º C and Min. 22º C .


Best Time to Visit :
August - March is the best time for pleasure trip to Kollam, though most of foreigner tourist prefer winter season for visiting Kollam.


Spoken Languages :
Malayalam - English - Hindi knowing population is rare which might not suited to the travelers from the North India.


Dining / Food Facility :
Kollam is the place for delicious authentic Kerala cuisines but this is not going to hard for visitor to find an eating place matching to one's choice and food habits.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Cashew nuts, Jewelry, Handloom products and Handicrafts are the signatory items for which most of tourists are intended to purchase while shopping at Kollam. A few visitors might also have interest in Herbal and Ayurvedic medicines.


Travel Tips :
While in Kollam do enjoy House Boat Stay and Ferry Boat Journey.


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Ashtamudi Lake - House Boat Ride - Kollam Beach - Ochira


How To Reach Kollam Kerala [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Kollam is important rail station on the map of southern railway and is well connected with most of Indian cities by train journey via Trivandrum.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
An excellent web of roads connects Kollam with all major cities of the state. Comfortable buses ply between Kollam and other nearby cities for getting here.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Kollam don't have airport of own. Tirvandrum at road distance of 70 km is the air terminus for domestic flights.