Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Kollam grips a significant place in Kerala

Kollam is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Kerala
which is situated just around 71 km from the capital city of Kerala that is Trivandrum (Thiruvanthapuram). This wonderful destination is very renowned for its historical importance and its unparallel natural beauty. 

This blissful place is located along the enchanting Ashatammudi Lake which enhances the beauty of Kollam. The prime highlight of the town is its houseboat cruise from Ashatammudi to Alleppey which takes around 8 hour’s journey and is also depicted as the longest backwater trip in Kerala. 

This wonderful town presently is the romantic gateway to the beautiful Kerala backwaters and this place was formerly also known as ‘Quilon’. September to March is considered to be the best time to visit and explore this exotic place. History of Kollam 

Kollam grips a significant place in Kerala history and this place was one of the superb commercial trading during the ancient time. Chinese, Romans, Greeks, Persians, Arabs and Phoenicians traded along this port, and then this place was known as Quilon.

 Ibn Batuka advised it a part of the top 5 ports apparent by him. Later Velu Thampi Dalawa started two bazars and arrive merchants from nearby states for bartering activities in Kollam. 

Prime Attractions in Kollam Ashatammudi Lake

Ashtamudi Lake with its panoramic adorableness is the prime allure in Kollam. The adaptation accessories available for the visitor offer the opportunity to analyze the accustomed beauty. This lake covers more than 30% of Kollam.

Kettuvallam

It is a modern day houseboat with all the facilities. You can break central these boats enjoying the picturesque lake on rental basis. The houseboats are like a moving affluence hotels on the tranquil backwaters.

Thangassery Light House

This is 144 feet high and was built in late 1902. Thangassery as well hosts abounding historically important places like Old Portuguese hills and church. 

Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram

Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram is a spiritual assurance in Valikkavu. This is an acclaimed all-international pilgrimage centre.

Beside these there are numerous splendid temples which truly are very worth to visit and explore here in this exotic town. Ananda Valleeswaram Temple, the Ancient Sastha Temple and Subramanya Temple are some of the exotic and temples to visit and explore. 

Reaching Kollam

Kollam is very well connected by all modes of transportation. The adjoining airport is in Thiruvananthapuram, 71 km abroad from Kollam. Kollam can be as well accessed by railway. 

Kollam railway station is one of the capital railway stations in South Kerala. There are bus services accessible to Kollam from the capital towns in Kerala and nearby States like Tamilnadu and Karnataka.

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