Kollam City Guide

Kollam City ifnormation 

The Dutch Quilon as it was called, used to be a British Enclave. The place is additionally well known as Thangasseri. The Lighthouse worked at Quilon by the British in the year 1902 is obvious to the extent 13 miles in the ocean. The Lighthouse stands to an astonishing stature of 144 feet and is the second tallest beacon just as one of the most visited lighthouses of Kerala. 

The pleasant perspective on the ocean from where the beacon stands is amazing. In the region lies the Portuguese Fort. The stronghold was worked in the year 1517 and at present just a mass of the post has gotten away from the attacks made by Time. 

Tourist places in Kollam or Quilon 

Ashtamudi Lake - The peaceful Ashtamudi Lake is an incredible spot to crave for in the Kollam locale. It is the most visited backwater of Kerala. Ashtamudi signifies 'Eight Coned' in Malayalam. This lake or Kayal is fixed with palm and coconut trees. 

Kollam Houseboat trip is a memorable experience. The House Boat trips in Kollam are incredible joys as is the Boat Cruise trip. The vessel journey to Munroe Islands is a brilliant encounter. The well known travels one can profit at the spot are Kayal Pradakshina Cruise and Sayanthanam Sunset Cruise. 

Chavara - Chavara is one of the significant industrialized zones in the territory of Kerala. It is a town at Karunagappally of Kollam. While on one side this town is on the shores of the Arabian Sea, then again the Ashtamudi freshwater lake courses through it. 

There are huge mineral stores situated in the Chavara area. The spot bolsters four significant mechanical foundations which incorporates Indian Rare Earths, The Kerala Premo Pipe processing plant, Kerala Mineral and Metal industrial facility and Titanium Complex. 

Adventure Park - Next to the administration Guest House at Asramam, 3 km away from the focal transport stand, is an Adventure Park which pleasures youngsters. The Quilon District Tourist Promotion Council sorts out backwater travels from that point and during the season behaviors travels to Alleppey. The recreation center is prominently known as the Asramam Picnic Village. 

The recreation center is home to many jeopardized types of trees just as mangroves which is acclaimed all over India. The significant attractions prevalent here incorporate figures, open rec center, mangrove backwoods, sailing and British residency. 

Thangasseri  Beach - This shoreline town vital has the remnants of an old Portuguese stronghold and houses of worship worked in the eighteenth century. The Thangasseri Lighthouse is available to guests from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 

The latest found Chinese artifacts and coins, demonstrate the verifiable centrality of the zone. This spot is likewise a significant piece of the sea business with the Kollam port being situated here. This spot is likewise home to the most established schools of Kerala. 

Rameshwara Temple - One of the strict places in Kollam, the Rameshwara Temple is an antiquated Temple that goes back to twelfth century. It is accepted to have been worked in the Pandian style of engineering. It has numerous Tamil engravings dating to a similar time. This Sherine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is incorporated into the 108 Shivalayams. 

The appealing component of this sanctuary is the mammoth figures of Vyala, the fanciful beast. The sanctuary gives the feel of serenity and vitality. 

Mayyanad beach - Mayyanad, a town in Kollam area of Kerala. It lies on the banks of the Paravur Lake and furthermore the shoreline of Arabian Sea. 

Mayyanad is noted for its altars and sanctuaries. The most significant of the nine sanctuaries here is the Subramanya sanctuary at Umayanallor. This sanctuary is said to have been blessed by the incomparable Hindu scholar Sree Sankaracharya. There are regular transports from Kollam to Mayyanad.

Other Tourist attractions near Kollam 

Sasthamkotta - Sasthamkotta or Sasthamcotta, is situated a good ways off of 25 kilometers from Kollam. The immense crisp water lake here is the biggest of its sort in Kerala. The antiquated Sastha sanctuary which loans its name to the town, is a significant traveler focus. At these sanctuaries one can see wealth of monkeys. 

Ochira (34 kms from Kollam) - The one of a kind element of this renowned explorer focus is that there is no divinity or icon at the celebrated Parabrahma Temple committed to widespread cognizance. Ochira Kali in mid June and the multi day Panthrandu Vilakku in November/December are the two primary yearly festivals. 

Ochira Kali is a false battle sanctioned between gatherings of men dressed as warriors on the padanilam (battling spot). They play out a military move remaining in knee-profound water, wielding swords and shields and sprinkling water toward each path. 

Kulathupuzha (64 km from Kollam town) - Situated on a backwoods extend on the Thiruvananthapuram - Shenkottai street, Kulathupuzha is known for the Sastha Temple. The Vishu Mahotsavam in April/May is the most significant celebration. 

It is here at Kulathupuzha that the well known Malayalam music legend Raveendran Tagore was born. 

Paravoor - Paravoor, 20 kilometers from Kollam, is a thin skirt of land extending in the middle of the backwaters and the ocean. It is currently a town cum region. It is effectively available through road and rail. 

Beside Kollam city tour, some of other places like Kumarakom backwater and Alleppey backwaters area are easy approach from Kollam. To experience Kollam trip, one can combined this city with other places in Kerala region for travel.

 

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