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Kollam and Kollam Backwaters
 
Kollam
 

About Kollam: Kollam is a city, a municipal corporation, and headquarters of Kollam District in the Indian state of Kerala. Kollam is the fourth largest city of Kerala and is known for cashew processing and coir manufacturing. It lies 71 kilometres (44 mi) north of the state capital of Thiruvanathapuram. The city lies on the shores of Ashtamudi Lake. It is the southern gateway to the Kerala Backwaters of Kerala and is a prominent tourist destination.

Kollam was formerly called Desinganadu and Tarsish. During the rule of the Travancore monarchy in southern Kerala, Kollam was the focal point of trade. Today Kollam is a major business and commercial centre in the central Travencore region of Kerala. Kollam Cargo port is currently undergoing renovations and is expected to provide a bright future for the city.

Kollam Backwater Holidays

Kollam, a costal district and a famous ancient port town of Kerala, is located at about 70 km from the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. One of the most beautiful backwater destinations of Kerala, Kollam is picturesquely situated amidst the green verdant vegetation and the renowned Ashtamudi Lake. This backwater is referred to as the gateway to the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Kollam is also known for its cashew industry all over the world. The backwaters in Kollam are serene and calm with lush green surroundings and exotic fragrance strewing in the air all over the area. On your tour you can enjoy eating freshly cooked spicy cuisine of Kerala either on board or in small restaurants on the banks. The exotic chirping birds flying in the clear blue sky, flocks of graceful ducks calling from the banks, lotuses and water lilies spread all around your houseboat and women selling tender coconuts in small boats offer you the unforgettable tour and some of the best moments of your life. The delightful backwater tour from Kollam to Alappuzha takes about 8 hours and is the longest cruise in Kerala.

Kollam is also known for some interesting historical remarks and a variety of temples built in traditional ornate architectural style. The famous Kettuvalloms (Giant house boats) are a discrete characteristic of the region all economic growth of the city and the suburban area.

 
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