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Kollam (District)

   

Kerala District - Kollam
 

About Kollam

Located 71 km 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 once the port of international spice trade. Thirty percent of this historic town is covered by the renowned Ashtamudi Lake, making it the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala. The district also has some interesting historic remnants and a number of temples built in the traditional ornate architectural style.

Kollam Map
 

Kollam Facts and Figures
Area : 2579 sq. km
Altitude : Sea Level
Population : 2,398,285
 

How to Reach Kollam
Air : Nearest airport Thiruvananthapural (71 km).
Rail : Kollam is an important railhead of the southern railways.
Road : An excellent road network links kollam to all major towns & cities.
 

In and Around Kollam

Thangasseri
This seaside village of historic importance has the ruins of an old Portuguese fort and Churches built in the 18th century. The Thangasseri lighthouse which is 144 feet high.
 
Thirumullavaram Beach
This secluded beach is a beautiful picnic centre and has frequent bus connections to the town.
 
Mayyanad
Mayyanad is noted for its shrines and temples. The most important of the nine temples here is the Subramanyam Temple at Umayanallor.
 
Sasthamkotta
This vast fresh water lake surrounded by hills on three sides is the largest of its kind in Kerala, The ancient Sastha Temple which lends its name to the town , is an important pilgrim centre.
 
Ochira
The unique feature of this famous pilgrim centre is that there is no deity or idol at the Parabrahma Temple dedicated to the Universal Consciousness. Ochira Kali in mid of June and the twelve day Panthrandu Vilakku in November/December are the two main annual festivals.
 
Kulathupuzha
Situated on a forest range on Thiruvananthapuram - Shenkottai road, Kulathupuzha is known for the Sastha temple. The Vishu Mahotsavam in April / May is the most important festival.
 
Thenmala
The area is covered by dense forest, rubber and tea plantations.
 
Ariankavu
Iit is famous for the shrine dedicated to Shree Sastha. Mandala Pooja and Trikalyanam celebrated in the month of December are the main festival here. 
 
Palaruvi Waterfalls
Palaruvi which means stream of milk makes its way down the rocks, from a height of 300 feet. The Palaruvi woods is a beautiful picnic spot.
 
Jatayupara
A huge rock at Chadayayamangalam takes its name from yhe Mythical bird Jatayu in the epic Ramayana, who is believed to collapsed on the rock after failing in his attempts to thwart Ravana's kidnapping of Sita.
 

Backwaters Tour packages
Tour 01 - 06 nights / 07 Days Tour 03 - 06 nights / 07 Days
Tour 02 - 08 nights / 09 Days Tour 04 - 05 nights / 06 Days
 

Wildlife in Kollam District
Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary  
 

Hotel Aquaserene  
 


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