- Kollam
Qrs. Kollam
Area - 2579 sq. km.
Rainfall - 275 cm
Best Season - August/March
Climate - Tropical
Tem- Max 36oC Min 22.4 oC
STD Code : 0474

Travel Air
- Nearest Airport in Thiruvananthapuram International and Domestic Airport 76 (Km.)
Rail - Connected to all cities in India Main station are Kollam Junction Sasthamkotta Karunagappalli Ochira Mayyanad Paravoor Kilikolloor, Kundara, Kottarakkara - Meter Guage Thenmala Ariyankavu - Meter Guage.
Water - Botat Services to Alapuzha and other places at Kollam 

Earlier known as Quilon, Located 71 kms to the north of thiruvananthapuram, kollam is the centre of the country's cashew trading and processing industry. One of the oldest ports on the malabar coast, kollam was one the port of international spice trade. Thirty percent of this historic tous is covered by the renowned asthamudi lake, making it the gateway to magnificent backwaters of kerala. The eight hour boat trip between kollam and allappuzha is the longest and most enchanting experience on the backwaters of kerala. The district also has some interesting historic remnants and a number of temples built in the traditional ornate architectural style. Kollam teems with natural gifts of dominant hills, forests, rivers, streams, backwaters and lakes. The district has several beaches comparable to the best in the world, breath-taking cascades, thick evergreen forests with a lush distribution of flora and fauna. The gate way to Kerala's beautiful backwaters. It has beautiful waterfalls, beaches, rivers, backwaters, lakes, mountains, majestic villages, forests etc.

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