Kollam is situated in South India, in the state of Kerala.
The town extends to about 2491 square kilometers in area ...
and has well-networked amenities! The length of the
coastline extends to over 37 kilometers! Kollam is one town
that's famous for its antiquity! During ancient times,
Kollam was a renowned international trade centre ... for the
port of Kollam was frequented by Phoenicians, Persians,
Romans, Arabs and Chinese! Also, famous travelers like Marco
Polo and Ibam Batuta have acclaimed the historical
importance of Kollam as a commercial town!
THE CAPITAL OF A POWERFUL KINGDOM
CALLED "VENAD" : Kollam came into prominence in
the 9th century AD. As cited by some historians, the
Malayalam era - called the Kollam era - was established by
Marthanda Varma, the ruler of Kollam in 825 AD! Kollam also
has some notable importance in Indian history during the
British Raj - it was the nerve centre of the rebellion
organized by freedom fighter Veluthampi Dalava! Speaking of
culture, it was in Kollam where 'Ramanattam' - the dance
form of Kathakali originated! Today, Kollam is one of the
major industrial and commercial centers of Kerala ... and
also the hub of Kerala's cashew nut industry!
ENJOY THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! :
Cruising down the backwaters in Ashtamudi, housing in a boat
and living life at ease ... Kollam is the ultimate place to
be. Apart from the immaculate backwaters, there are several
other interesting places on land worth a visit in Kollam.
THIRUMULLAVARAM : Thirumullavaram, 5 kilometres from Kollam,
is the best beach spot. The calm Arabian Sea stretches a
long way and the tourists can bask in the cool breeze
pervading the place. This expansive beach is an ideal spot
for swimming and bathing as well.
Thankassery, 5 kilometers from Kollam, treasures the awesome
remnants of the Portuguese and Dutch forts. Legend has it
that the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British ruled this
place in succession. A 45 meter high lighthouse is an added
attraction to this place.