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The City of Palaces

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Malayalam, English

3 Days

October-February

Trivandrum International Airport
25℃ to 28℃

Kollam Tourism

Kollam, otherwise called Quilon or Desinganadu, is the spot which assumes the acknowledgement for being the centre point of the country's cashew trading and handling industry. Managing a perfect mix of picturesque encompassing, custom and cordiality, Kollam is regularly alluded to as the fairyland of Kerala. Kollam is considered as one of the most established ports on the Malabar Coast and has for some time been drawing the fascination of global nations. The town fills in as the main flavour, advertises in the medieval and present day. The name of the spot that is Kollam, is accepted to have been derived from the Sanskrit word 'Kollam' meaning pepper. The present town territory is accepted to have been worked by a Syrian vendor, Sapir Iso, in the ninth century A.D., The primary remote network to settle in Kollam was Chinese. Exchange relations were set up at the beginning of the fourteenth century. The first among the Europeans to arrive in this prosperous town was Portuguese, trailed by Dutch and after that British. Kollam in the former days was celebrated for its royal residences and the spot was at times called as the City of Palaces. The area likewise has a fame for cashew estates.

Heritage

Kollam, the capital of the recent Venad, was an extraordinary focus of learning and culture. It pulled in recognized researchers from all parts of south India. Leelethilakam and Unnuneeli Sandesam, two remarkable proficiency works of verifiable significance, is commitments of fourteenth-century Kollam. The dance form of Kathakali in its new form of Ramanattam was the production of Kottarakkara Thampuran, who additionally improved Krishnanattam by substituting Malayalam for Sanskrit. Paravoor K.C.Kesava Pillai, a skilled artist, composition author, screenwriter, and Scholar, started the melodic play in Malayalam through his work Sadarama. His Kesaveeyam, a Mahakavyam, is of remarkable artistic significance. In the historical backdrop of Malayalam music, he has a noticeable spot as a skilled writer of melodies. Paravoor Kesavan Asan, the author and editorial manager of Sujananandini, is another noticeable proficiency figure, was a columnist and an exposition essayist of expressiveness. His Saratchadrika is a commitment to the investigation of Ayurvedic arrangement of the drug. E.V.Krishna Pillai, another education VIP has scratched his name in the field of comedy and parody. C.V.Kunjuraman, editorial manager of Kerala Kaumudi and Malayalarajayam was an artist, proficiency pundit, exposition author and columnist of exceptional qualification.

Top things do in Kollam

1. Maha Vishnu Temple

6 kilometres from city centre

2. Pullichira Church

7 kilometres from city centre

3. Sasthamcotla Lake

16 kilometres from city centre

4. Palaruvi Waterfalls

61 kilometres from city centre

5. Ashtamudi Lake

8 kilometres from city centre

6. Shenduruny Wildlife sanctuary

66 kilometres from city centre

7. Boat Rides

3 kilometres from city centre

8. Thirumullavaram Beach

7 kilometres from city centre

9. Neendakara Port

10 kilometres from city centre

10. Oachira

28 kilometres from city centre

11. Mayyanad

6 kilometres from city centre

12. Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park

3 kilometres from city centre

13. Kulathupuzha

49 kilometres from city centre

14. Karunagappally

21 kilometres from city centre

15. Alumkadavu

22 kilometres from city centre

16. Amritapuri

26 kilometres from city centre

17. Thevalli Palace

4 kilometres from city centre

18. Thangassery

5 kilometres from city centre

19. Shopping in Kollum

3 kilometres from city centre

20. Swimming

2 kilometres from city centre

21. Punalur

37 kilometres from city centre

22. Rameshwara Temple

6 kilometres from city centre

23. Pattazhi

29 kilometres from city centre

24. Pathanapuram

35 kilometres from city centre

25. Aryankavu

60 kilometres from city centre

How to reach

Kollam is situated in the outrageous south of India along the Western coast and is near Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, and Coimbatore. Kollam does not have an airplane terminal, and the Thiruvananthapuram air terminal is the closest air terminal to this city. There are ordinary flights from Thiruvananthapuram to all the principle urban communities in India just as numerous urban communities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

How to Reach by Flight

Kollam does not have an airplane terminal and Thiruvananthapuram air terminal is the nearest to Kollam. Normal transport and taxi administrations associate Kollam to the airplane terminal which is around 70 kilometers away. Thiruvananthapuram is a global air terminal and associates with most Middle Eastern urban areas just as to Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Maldives, and Malaysia. All the primary urban communities in India are likewise all around associated with Thiruvananthapuram.

How to Reach by Train

The rail availability of Kollam is likewise awesome, and it associates with most real urban areas in India. The adjacent significant urban areas are around one to two hours away via train. This city falls in the Southern division of the Indian Railways and Kollam Junction is the primary railroad station in this city.

How to Reach by Bus

There are bus transports kept running by private and government administrators just as vehicles and cabs for a contract that can be utilized to drive to adjacent urban communities like Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Coimbatore.

How to Reach by Road

Kollam has astounding road availability, and this is the most significant method of transport for both sightseers and local people. National Highway 66 goes through this town and associates it to the remainder of the State.

How to travel within

From transports and auto rickshaws to taxicabs and private vehicles, Kollam offers all methods of transportation for its guests. Where transports are the least expensive mode to drive, taxi offers to be the most helpful method for moving in and around the city.

Cuisine

Kollam is a beachfront town well known for its flavorful and lip-smacking fish. The town is flanked with the plenty of good cafés all offering the real customary kinds of Kerala dishes including that of crab, prawns, fish, and squids. Custard and hot fish curry are one of the many of the well-known dishes of the locale. Likewise, make a point to evaluate various kinds of cashew nuts developed in the locale. As a well-known vacationer goal, Kollam is no shy of astounding eateries and lodgings for eating out in the town. Here you will discover numerous great eating joints that serve a broad scope of food as indicated by your taste and pocket. To appreciate various types of quick sustenances, Gokulam Fast Food is the best joint in Kollam. For the veg lovers, the Dharani Restaurant is a definitive spot to eat at. Furthermore, Hotel Mr. Johns, The Ritz and Kedar Restaurant are the extraordinary spots to appreciate the multi-cooking indulgences at reasonable costs. For fiery bites and hot and cold beverages, you can hurry to the Indian Coffee House and the Hot Cakes.

Kollam Itinerary

Day 1: Start your journey from Thiruvananthapuram to Kollam. You can reach the destination till the time of brunch. Then visit Amritapuri, Alumkadavu, and Aryankavu and explore the spots. Spend some time at Ashtamudi Lake doing the boat ride and Maha Vishnu Temple in the evening. Visit Kulathupuzha and Mayyanad on your way back to the hostel.

Day 2: Start your morning by visiting Mahatma Gandhi Beach and park. Then visit Neendakara Port, Oachira and Pathanapuram in the noon. Spend a peaceful evening by visiting at Sasthamcotla Lake and Palaruvi Waterfalls. Visit Pullichira Church and Rameshwara Temple on your way back to the hotel. Take rest for the day.

Day 3: Visit Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary early in the morning. Then visit Thangassery, Thevalli Palace and Thirumullavaram Beach. Head to visit Pattazhi and Punalur in the afternoon. Spend an evening in the local market in shopping. Hit the road back to  Thiruvananthapuram. You can reach home at midnight.