About Kollam (Quilon), Kerala, India
Kollam, earlier know as Quilon during British rule, was a famous port and trade center of ancient times and was frequently visited by Arabs, Greeks, Romans and Chinese for spices and other produces. Kollam district has some interesting historic remnants and a number of temples built in the traditional ornate architectural style. Today Kollam is the center of the cashew trading industry. Almost 30% of the district is covered by the Asthamudi Lake.
|Head quarters of Kollam||Kollam|
|Kollam||Old Name - Quilon|
|Area||2491 sq km|
|Major Religions||Hindu, Muslim, Christian|
|Population Density||1038 persons/sq km|
|Came into existence||July 1, 1946|
|Main Tourist attraction in Kollam||Thenmala, Palaruvi, Thirumullavaram beach|
|Altitude||5m above sea level|
|Telephone code of Kollam||+91-474|
Tourist Destinations & Tourism in Kollam
Palaruvi: A breathtaking 300mt waterfall. It is believed that the falling water possess medicinal value.
Thenmala: The name comes from the best quality honey that this place produce. Thriving forests, riverside trekking and tree top huts are other spots of tourist interest.
Shastamkotta Lake: The largest fresh water lake in Kerala is surrounded by hills on threes sides. Also famous for its ayurveda treatment.
Krishnapuram Palace Museum: It is one of the monuments that can rightfully be called the pride of Kerala. The building has been carefully restored to give visitors the feel of how it looked during the early days.
Other places of tourist interest are, Ochira - a famous pilgrim center, Thirumullavaram Beach, Light house at Thangassery (built in 1902 by Portuguese). The eight hour boat trip between Kollam and Alappuzha is the longest and most enchanting experience on the backwaters of Kerala.
|Air||Trivandrum International Airport, about 70 km from Kollam, is the nearest Airport|
|Rail||Kollam is an important railhead of the Southern Railways.|
|Road||Kollam has a well connected road link with all the other cities in Kerala|
|Boat||: There is frequent boat and ferry services between Kollam and Alappuzha.|
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