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In this travel section, check out Kollam tourism, located in Kerala in India.


Location: Southern Kerala, India
Climate: Tropical, Max Mean Temp: 36°C, Min Mean Temp: 22°C
STD Code: 0474
Must See: Ashtamudi Lake, Ochira, Backwaters
Languages Spoken: Malayalam, English
How to Reach: Well connected to other cities of Kerala by air, road and rail/train.
Best Time to Visit: August to March

Ashtamundi Lake KollamKollam is located at a distance of around 70 kilometers from the capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum. A very important port in Kerala, Kollam is known to be a renowned center of international spice trade. The famous Ashtamudi Lake occupies almost 30% of the total area of this town and is famous for its beautiful backwaters. Known as the gateway of the backwaters of Kerala, your travel to Kollam is incomplete if you miss a houseboat ride on the backwaters. It is one experience that must not be missed, come what may. So read on our related sections and know more about Kollam tourism.

The place is historically significant and has many ruins of palaces and forts that are worth visiting. The scenic beaches of Kollam are a treat to those tired eyes and mind. But what truly makes this destination a paradise is the 900-kilometer stretch of the meandering backwaters of the Ashtamudi Lake. The place is known for its cashew industry and is an important center of trade. Though industrialized, the place hasn't lost its natural beauty and is a visual treat for anyone seeking a peaceful vacation. So come to Kollam and see for yourself the best of God's own country.