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Kollam

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State: Kerala
Once a thriving commercial & trading center the city of Kollam is located on the edge of the famous Ashtamudi Lake. One of the early centers of the Christian community, the present town is said to be built by a Syrian merchant named Sapir Iso in the 9th century AD. The 5th largest city in Kerala, Kollam is known for its cashew processing & coir manufacturing.

Some of the prime attractions in Kollam include the Thangassery Light House, Ananda Valleshwaram temple, Pullichira Church, Mahatma Gandhi Beach & the Ashtamudi Lake. The town of Kollam is also home to one of the oldest mosques called Chinnakkada Palli.
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Known for its cashew, coir products & fresh dates - these are a must buy while here. Fresh dates & cashews can be bought along the several street side shops. Cashew can be bought in its 4 different forms - cashew vita (an energy drink), cashew powder (used for cooking) cashew soup & cashew bits. Coir products such as decorated mats and floor furnishings can be bought at the local Coir showrooms.

Hotels


You can find 23 hotels in Kollam under following categories:
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