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Kollam Backwaters

This historic coastline district identified for its marine and cashew industries was one of the oldest ports on the Malabar coast plus a main worldwide investing level .30% of this city is coated from the renowned Ashtamudi Lake, generating it the gateway towards the superb backwaters of Kerala..The backwaters around Kollam, which lengthen from your Ashthamudi Lake, are exceedingly stunning.The backwater tour from Kollam to Alappuzha may be the longest cruise in Kerala. This boat journey from Kollam to Alappuzha requires 8 several hours and is really a delightful trip, with lotuses and water lilies growing within the water, water birds calling from the banks and otters splashing and enjoying in the water.

Tourist Attractions

Ashtamudi Lake : Kollam stands alongside Ashtamudi Lake and is actually a significant attraction for its elegance and architectural elegance. Travelers can remain here at economical premiums.

Thangassery Light Home : The 144 ft. Thangassery Mild residence, constructed in 1902, is a centre of attraction in Kollam.

Ananda Valleeswaram Temple : The Ananda Valleeswaram Temple of Kollam attracts folks on practically all days. There are several Churches and Mosques around Kollam. The Pullichira Church was set up in 1700 A.D. Mahatma Gandhi seaside & park at Kochupilamoodu, Thirumullavaram seashore and Ashramam picnic village, are many of the essential spots of local sight seeing.

Best Time to Visit : October to March

How To Reach

By Air :Nearest Airport- Thiruvananthapuram (71 km).
By Rail : Kollam is an important railhead with the Southern Railway.An superb street network links Kollam to all major cities and metropolitan areas in Kerala.