An ancient port city, skirting the stunning backwaters of Kerala, Kollam is ensconced in the southern fringes of the state. A unique blend of serenity and natural splendour, Kollam is dotted with scenic waterfalls, tranquil lakes and pristine beaches that make for a splendid retreat. It is dotted with bustling markets that teem with farmers selling cashewnuts and spices. At its heart is the picturesque Ashtamudi Lake lined with cashew plantations, palm trees and quaint villages. Kollam is fondly called the cashew capital of the world as it is home to over 600 cashew processing units. The city also acts as the southern gateway to the tranquil backwaters of Alappuzha. One of the most exhilarating and enchanting experiences on the Kerala backwaters is the boat trip spanning eight hours between Kollam and Alappuzha. 

Kollam was once a major trading centre with Chinese, Romans, Arabs and later the Portuguese, the British and the Dutch. It has also been mentioned in the travel writings of travellers like Marco Polo and Ibam Batuta as a commercial hub. It was a popular port during the times of the Romans and the Phoenicians as well. 

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum

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Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary

Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary

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Sree Venkatachalapathy Temple

Sree Venkatachalapathy Temple

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Thenmala

Thenmala

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Thirumullavaram Beach

Thirumullavaram Beach

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Thangassery

Thangassery

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Thevally Palace

Thevally Palace

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Ashtamudi Lake

Ashtamudi Lake

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Palaruvi Waterfalls

Palaruvi Waterfalls

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Munroe Island

Munroe Island

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Amritapuri

Amritapuri

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Kottankulangara Chamayavilakku

Kottankulangara Chamayavilakku

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Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha

Snuggled in the heart of Kerala's backwaters, Alappuzha is...

Varkala

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Kottayam

Kottayam

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