70 kms from Trivandrum
2,579 Sq, km
Trip Highlights :
Beaches and Temples
Ideal time to visit :
October - March
Malayalam, Hindi and English
STD Code :
Located 71 kms to the north of Thiruvananathapuram, 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 tours 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.
Tourist Attractions in Kollam
This seaside village of historic importance has the ruins of an old
Portuguese fort and churches built in the 18 century. The Thangasseri
Lighthouse which is 144 feet hight, is open to visitors from 1530 -1730 hrs.
6 kms north of Kollam this secluded beach is a beautiful picnic centre.
10 kms south of Kollam Mayyanad is noted for its shrines and temples. The
most important of the nine temples here is the Subramanya temple at
are the beautiful and magical creations of God. The cool water running
through steep heights fall over to make a shallow pool. The water gives a
look, as if it has changed into milk.
Dharamasastha Temple at Sasthamakota
This temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The temple is located near to
Sasthamakkota river which caters water to the whole district.
Short canal cruise
Canal cruises to the munroe island village is the best of its kind in India
which is for about 4 hrs.
Sasthamkotta, Ochira, Kulathupuzha , Thenmala , Ariankavu, Palaruvi
Climate & Best Time to Visit
Kovalam experiences a pleasant atmosphere with temperature rising upto 25ºC
in summers and lowering down to 18ºC. the best time to visit this place
is from October to March.
Kollam Air/Rail/Road Links
The nearest airport to Kovalam is
Thiruvananthapuram which is located 71 kms from this city.
Railway Station :
Kollam is an important railway station
which is connected to the rest of the Kerala.
Bus Station :
An excellent road network links Kollam to
all major cities and towns of Kerala.