Kollam

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About Kollam

  • AttractionsBackwaters, Beach

  • Best SeasonSeptember to March

  • Ideal Duration2 Days

  • LanguagesMalayalam

Kollam (Quilon) is considered as the the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala, extending from Kollam to Alleppy & Furthur. An old saying in Kerala is "kollam kandavanillam venda"- means the spectator gets mesmerized by the glamour of the town that he doesn’t returns to his home. Kollam offers a variety of activities & spots.The town edges with the famous Ashtamudi lake. Many a foreign traveler has visited Kollam in early medieval period. It was one of the early centres of Christian activity in Kerala.

 

It is said that the present town of Kollam was built by the Syrian Merchant; Sapir Iso, in the 9th Century A.D. The popularity of Kollam has been established by the time honoured proverb once you see Kollam, you will not need home any more. Kollam is an important commercial, industrial and trading centreKollam (Quilon) is considered as the the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala, extending from Kollam to Alleppy & Furthur.

 

Kollam offers a variety of activities & spots.The town edges with the famous Ashtamudi lake. Many a foreign traveler has visited Kollam in early medieval period. It was one of the early centres of Christian activity in Kerala. It is said that the present town of Kollam was built by the Syrian Merchant; Sapir Iso, in the 9th Century A.D. The popularity of Kollam has been established by the time honoured proverb once you see Kollam, you will not need home any more. Kollam is an important commercial, industrial and trading centreKollam (Quilon) is considered as the the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala, extending from Kollam to Alleppy & Furthur.

 

Best time to visit Kollam

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
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How to Reach Kollam

A port city of primary historical importance, Kollam has been on the global map for millennia. This ancient trading town is one of the oldest ports on the Arabian Sea.  Phoenician, Roman, Chinese, Arabic, and later on, Portuguese, Dutch and British traders have been known to frequent this thriving harbour, seeking to get a share in the flourishing spice and cashew nut trade. Its location, along the east-west trading routes and at the head of canals linking back to Kochi and Alleppey, was also an essential element in its evolution into a major Indian port.

If you’re feeling daring and splurgy, Kollam has its own helipad, ready to receive you at a moment’s notice!

Trains are the best way to travel around Kerala, and India in general, as they are highly affordable but more comfortable than buses, and the rail networks are extensive. You can purchase your tickets online or in-person at the station booths, and enjoy a relaxing, scenic journey.

  Distance By Air By Road By Train
  • By Flight

    The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, with flights connecting to major domestic cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi, and Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Muscat, Malé, Doha, Singapore and Colombo internationally. From Trivandrum, you can travel by taxi, bus or train to your final destination.

  • By Train

    Kollam Junction is an important railway station in Kerala, with routes connecting to Ernakulam Junction (Trivandrum), Alleppey, Kanyakumari and Kottayam. Trains services are frequent and regular, as well as economic and comfortable. From the train station, a pre-paid auto-rickshaw service is available!

  • By Bus

    State-owned and local buses frequently travel to Kollam from most major cities, but buses are likely to be crowded and uncomfortable. If you’re travelling with lots of luggage or are uncomfortable at close quarters, coaches are not the way to go.

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Asked by Rajendra Magar from, Maharashtra , October 2, 2022 03:52: AM

Will Oyo houseboat be a good option at Alleppey?

From where should I book houseboat? Is online booking authentic?Which one?

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), October 2, 2022

You can look at online reviews and decide on which houseboat to book in Alleppey. We would advise to optimise for experience rather than the cost and opt for a private houseboat instead of a shared houseboat. You can book houseboats from any recognized tour operator in Kerala

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I need a itinerary to cover wayanad vythiri and coorg

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), August 15, 2022

Popular as “Kashmir of South India”, Munnar is a beautiful hill station located in Western Ghats at 1700 metres above sea level an is famous for its lush green hills and tea plantations.

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Thekkady is one of the most beautiful and heartwarming hill stations which is a true treasure trove for visitors.Nestled in the heart of a protected jungle area, Thekkady is famous for its wide variety of wildlife and trekking routes.

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