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...

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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 shastamkotta lake provides the drinking water supplies for more than half a million people in Kollam district. It is also a source of fresh water fishing and can aptly called the’ Queen of Lakes’. Water supply to the Kollam town is met by purifying the water from this lake. It is a beauty spot, a health resort and a centre of pilgrimage. A large part of the lake has been reclaimed for agriculture. The source of water is from the underground sprouts. The Shastamkotta Lake has a capacity to hold 22390 million litres of water and serves as the source of drinking water for half a million people of Kollam district.

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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.

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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. It's one of the favourite tourist spots in south India. To reach this destination the tourist has to travel through the dense forest and the experience is one of its kinds. The surrounding hills are covered with the misty clouds along with the beautiful green valleys. The milky white stream rushing though the trails of cascading mountain is a spell bounding experience for the tourist. Facilities are provided for the tourist to stay the PWD Guest House and KTDC Motel.

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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.

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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. Thenmala is a favourite shooting location in Indian cinema. The activity zone and the adventure camp are the most renowned feature of Thenmala eco tourism. The major attractions in adventure zone are the Elevated Walkway, The Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, River Crossing, Nature Trails, Resting Spots, and Lotus Pond and so on. The natural trails in this region attract a large number of nature loving tourists. The elevated path is a true breath taking experience among the adventurers as it gives the aerial view of this region.

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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.

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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. It is an ideal spot to soak up the intriguing charm of a perfect beach holiday. Lays out in the coasts, enjoy a fabulous sun set cruise in a ferry or catch up with the local fishermen who go about their daily business. Kollam is home to Chinese fishing nets, Chinese water pots and sampan-like boats seen even today. Kollam beach also has many colonial relics around like the clock tower, which can be seen from all parts of the city square and the English church cemetery which has many tombstones of the Britishers. From history to culture, nature and adventure, there is so many options for tourist visiting here.

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ARTS & ATTRACTIONS

ARTS & ATTRACTIONS :- The numerous art forms of Kerala have always made its impact on the rich culture of Kerala.

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FOOD ITEMS IN KERALA

FOOD ITEMS :- The cuisines of Kerala are inspired by its cultural heritage and the generous availability of seafood, poultry and coconut.

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