Kollam Backwaters

Backwaters of Kollam

Kollam Backwaters

The lovely town of Kollam is located 71 kms north of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and is an important place in the Kerala Backwaters tourism. The beautiful coastline of Kerala is popular for its fishing and cashew industries. In bygone eras, it served as an important point for coastal business and trade and as a result it is considered to be one of the oldest ports situated on the Malabar Coast. The backwaters of Kollam are exotic and exquisite with their traditional ornate architectural styles.

The world famous Ashtamudi Lake is where the Kollam backwaters tour journey must begin and its beauty and majestic appeal has made these tours popular. It serves as the getaway to the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. The lake covers much of the ancient town of Kollam. If you were to take a trip on Kollam to Alappuzha, which is the longest backwater cruise in Kerala, it would take you a total of eight hours. Kollam’s backwaters which extend from the Ashthamudi Lake are majestic and breathtaking.

Places to Visit
Ashtamudi Lake

The lovely Ashtamudi Lake Resorts is situated along Kollam’s Backwaters and it is well known for its architectural marvel and elegance. The rates offered by these resort is nominal and affordable.

Thangassery Light house :
This light house which is 144 ft. tall was built in 1902. It is one of the Kollam’s key attractions.

Ananda Valleeswaram Temple Kollam’s Ananda Valleeswaram Temple is quite famous, attracting huge crowds every day. There are also many Churches and Mosques situated in this town. :

The Thiruvananthapuram airport is 71 kilo meters from Kollam and it is the nearest drome in this region. This town is well connected to all major cities and town in Kerala through an excellent network of roads and railways.

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