Located 71 kms to the north of thiruvananthapuram, kollam is the centre
of the country's cashew trading and processing industry. One of the
oldest ports on the malabar coast, kollam was one the port of international
spice trade. Thirty percent of this historic tous is covered by the
renowned asthamudi lake, making it the gateway to magnificent backwaters
of kerala. The eight hour boat trip between kollam and allappuzha
is the longest and most enchanting experience on the backwaters of
kerala. The district also has some interesting historic remnants and
a number of temples built in the traditional ornate architectural
Area - 2579 sq. Kms
Population - 2,398285 (1991 census)
Air - nearest airport thiruvananthapural (71 km).
Rail - kollam is an important railhead of the southern
Road - an excellent roat network links kollam to all
major towns & cities.
Places to visit :
Thangasseri - 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 feet hight, is
open to visitors from 1530 = 1730 hrs.
Thirumullavaram beach - 6 kms north of kollam this
secluded beach is a beautiful picnic centre.
Mayyand - 10 kms south of kollam mayyanad is noted for its shrines
and temples. The most important of the nine temples here is the subramanya
temple at umayanallor.
Sasthamkotta, Ochira, Kulathupuzha , Thenmala , Ariankavu, Palaruvi
Short canal cruise :
Canal cruises to the munroe island village is the best of its kind
in india which is for about 4 hrs.
Honeymoon Tour Packages
The overwhelming tranquility and the myriad colours of various
beautiful sights of Kerala give a breathtaking experience that
rejuvenates our minds and bodies. Kerala happens to be an ideal
destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the
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in India. Our effort is to bring you face to face with the adoring
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range of tour packages, for the honeymoon couples.
Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience
the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet
in length. The traditional house boat, the indispensable
part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy Islands
in olden times.
The rich and glorious Kerala cultural heritage is
reflected in the vibrant Kerala festivals that mirror
the ancient traditions, customs, beliefs and faiths of
the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
South India are annual occasions that are celebrated for
commemorating religious occasions. Some of the popular
Kerala festivals are Onam, Vishu, Mahasivarathri, Asthami
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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