Eulogised by travellers such as Marco Polo and Ibn Batuta (who called it one of the leading trade capitals of the Old World), Kollam is where the famed network of waterways begins. The Ashtamudi Lake, known as the gateway to the backwaters, covers about 30 per cent of Kollam. From here, a 130 km long system of interlinked canals and lakes snakes up all the way to the north. Kollam, Kerala, India Kollam is also regarded as the hub of cashew processiftg and the centre of the fisheries industry in Kerala. Moreover, over 2,000 factories and industrial units churning out products as diverse as coir, chemicals, ceramics, minerals and seafood make it the most industrialised district of the State.

Basic information

Established 1 Nov 1956
Area 2491 Sq.km
Population 25,84,118
Language Malayalam
Temperature 20 – 28 Degree Celsius
STD Code 0474
Best time to visit August to March-end

Places to Visit

Adventure Park, Alumkadavu Boat Building Yard, Ashtamudi Backwaters, Houseboats, Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram, Munroe island, Neyyar, Palaruvi, Thangasseri, Thenmala, Thevally Palace,

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