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Kollam

Kollam

Weather

Kollam experiences a typical tropical climate with harsh summers and cool and pleasant winter season. The monsoon season bring adequate rainfall to Kollam district making it one of the most picturesque towns of Southern India. The summer season from March to May is hot with temperatures reaching as high as 40 degrees Celsius. The monsoon rains lash Kollam between June and September while the winter season from November to February is largely pleasant. The average temperatures during the winter months range between 18 to 20 degrees Celsius making it a perfect time for travelers to enjoy the hospitality and vibrant colors of Kollam city.

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Kollam by road is by far the most preferred route by various travelers. The city of Kollam is well connected to major Indian cities including Bangalore, Kochi and Chennai. Located at the cross section of NH-47, NH-220, and NH-208, regular bus and cab services are available to reach Kollam from all major Indian cities in South India. The distance between Kollam and Kochi is 140 Kms while Trivandrum lies at a distance of 80 Kms.


By Air:

Kollam does not have a local airport and the nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport located at a distance of 71 Kms away from Kollam town. Regular cab and bus services are available from Trivandrum airport to visit Kollam. The Trivandrum international airport is also well connected with major Indian cities and towns including the national capital New Delhi apart from having regular flights from the Middle East and South Asian regions.



By Rail:

Kollam railway station is one of the most important railway junctions in Southern India. Located on the Chennai Kollam route, the Kollam railway station is well connected to all major Indian cities and towns with regular daily train services to Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. Local cabs are easily available outside the Kollam railway station for the tourists.


Overview

Kollam, previously known as Quilon is the fourth largest city of Kerala. Known for its wonderful beaches and ancient temples, Kollam is also the southern gateway to the famous backwaters of Kerala. Historically an active commercial center, Kollam is located of the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake. With it lovely shorelines and sun soaked beaches, Kollam offers a perfect gateway to experience the magic of Kerala, the gods own country.

 

Located at a distance of 70 Kms from Trivandrum, Kollam acts as one of the best weekend getaways. From its lovely beaches to Ayurvedic medical massages and mouth watering cuisine, Kollam is slowly developing as a tourist hub of Kerala. Considered to be an experience to be cherished for life, the boat rides through the backwaters of Kollam attract a lot of tourist interest.

 

No visit to Kollam is complete without checking out the indigenously produced cashew, coir products and fresh dates. Kollam cashews are available in various forms while coir products of Kollam are offered as rugs and other handicrafts that can be the perfect souvenir to ink Kollam in the memory forever. Being a major trading port from ancient times, Kollam offers a number of Indian spices including cardamom and cinnamon.

 

Kollam with its majestic backwaters, pilgrim centres, rich culture and traditions attract large number of domestic and international tourists. From unwinding in a clean beach to the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, Kollam has something in it for everyone. Kollam is a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural richness making it one of the most sought out tourist destinations in India.

 

There is a wide array of accommodation options in Kollam from budget hotelsto houseboats and luxury high end hotels. The people of Kollam are warm and friendly with English being the most commonly spoken language.