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Revisit the Cheras in Kollam

by Madhav Srinivasan 1889 days ago

Kollam is a renowned port and a hub of major political upheavals in Indian history has found a mention in many travelogues and historical descriptions.

Kollam, also known as Quillon, lies on the banks of Ashtamudi lake in South Western Kerala, flourishing as an important center of trade and commerce. Cashew and marine products are the largest trade products of the seaport. The Portugese, Dutch and British trade relations with the city have left major influences on the city. Kollam has also had trade relations with Arab, Rome, China and Persia. Kollam is adorned with seas, lakes, mountains, streams and rivers ; with its history, it has emerged as a beautiful mixture of tradition and modernity and can be explore by booking Kerala tour packages.


Experiencing Kollam

The best time to visit Kollam on South India tours is from October to March. Once at Kollam, there are a plenty of places to visit of religious and historical values. This land of Syrian Christianity leaves a tourist in both awe and serenity. Thangassery, located at a distance of 5 km from Kollam, is of great historical value with several churches and ruins of old Portugese fort. At around 10 km from Kollam lies Mayyanad ‑ famous for shrines and temples. The Subramanya temple at Umayanallor is a major attraction amongst tourists. Apart from the historic places, dignified tales and natural beauty Kollam is also famous for its fairs and festivals. The three major festivals here are Kottangulangar Chamayavilakku, Oachira Kettukazcha and Oachirakkali.

How to Reach Kollam?

Kollam doesn’t have a local transport of its own, but local transport. is available from the nearby Thiruvananthpuram airport situated at a distance of 71 km from Kollam. When in Kollam, tourists should also include a holiday in Kovalam, which is merely 70 km from Kollam. The city is also well linked to the rest of the country with railways and the national highways. The Kollam railhead is the third largest railway station (area wise) in Kerala. With a total of 8 platforms, it is well connected to the rest of the cities throughout the nation. Kollam is also easily accessible by road and connected with many tourist centers throughout Kerala. The national highways NH-47, NH-220 and NH-208 provide links for interstate and inter-district buses. Other preferred transport modes are tourist taxis, yellow top taxis and auto-rickshaws.


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