The old sea port and town of Kollam or Quilon lies on the Laccadive Sea and the
Ashtamudi Lake. The place is well linked by rail, road and backwaters. Many a foreigners
have visited Kollam in early medieval period. it had been one among the first centres
of Christian activity in Kerala. it's same that the current city of Kollam was engineered
by the Syrian Merchant;anthropologist Iso, within the ninth Century A.D. the recognition
of Kollam has been established by the timely proverb that if you once see Kollam,
you'll not like home any further.
Kollam is a crucial business, industrial and commercialism centre. Cashew processing and coir production are the major industrial vocations of the district. Others such as Handloom industry, Match box Industry, Clay, Jute and wood based industries also contribute to the industrial advancement of the region. It's additionally the headquarters of Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation. Mahatma Gandhi beach & park at Kochupilamoodu, Thirumullavaram beach and Ashramam picnic Village, are some of the important spots of local sightseeing, Mahatma Gandhi beach which lays just 2 Kms from the town. It is fascinating place for an evening. The Government Guest House here is 200 years old. It stands along Ashtamudi Lake and is a major attraction for its elegance rates. Different types of boats, including luxury cruise boats, power boats and motor boats, are available on hire from the boat jetty near to the Adventure Park. The adventure park, located in the shores of the Ashtamudi backwaters, is a novel experiment in the country. Achencoil which is an important piligrim center situated 80 kms from the Punalur Town.
TOURIST SPOTS IN KOLLAM
Shastamkotta Lake :-The mesmerizing beauty of the Shastamkotta, Kerala's largest freshwater lake located on the banks of Kollam district is truly enchanting.The lake is named after the anicient Shasta temple is...Read More
Pallaruvi :-The meaning of Pallaruvi in the native language of Malayalam is The stream of milk and which is the perfect name for this picturesque waterfalls. The water is cascading down the height of 300 feet.Read More
Thenmala :-Thenmala the tourist place near Punalur in Kollam district can boast as the prime destination spots where eco tourism was planned in India.Thenmala dam is built across the Kallada river.Read More
Kollam Beach :-With an extended coastline Kollam also has beautiful beaches which have an array of activities that attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year. These serene beaches give the panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.Read More