Surrounded by greenery on all sides, beautiful
coconut and palm trees and a lovely neighbourhood, Kollam is an ideal getaway
destination for families and couples. Kollam is situated at the southwest side
of India. This age-old port is a pleasing and mysterious place to visit. It has
been in the trading business for several years now.
Countries like Chinese, Arab, Portuguese, Dutch
and British have all been trading for the marvellous cashew crops that are
situated here. Even now, Kollam is of prime importance for commercial and
trading purposes. You can spend your day at the Ashtamudi Lake while watching
the sun go down. You will come across numerous mosques and temples which have
been built several years ago. The backwaters are the best experience you will
encounter. While the town is crowded and loud, the backwaters will give you a
soothing and peaceful experience due to which you will want to stay in the
middle of the waters forever. Along with these, you will find gorgeous cashew
ants, coconut palms and food stalls which will enhance your journey. With just
the right climate and breathtaking scenery, Kollam won’t fail to surprise you.
The Land of
The Ashtamudi lake is a must if you’re visiting
Kollam. The name of this lake is derived from the words Astha and mudi, meaning
eight cones, henceforth, referring to the palm tree-like shape of the lake.
This lake has been classified as one of the internationally important wetlands
by the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of
wetlands because it is very dense. This region has a lot of beautiful resorts
which will make you feel like you’re living in heaven. The houses here are
surrounded by palms and coconut trees which make this neighbourhood look alive
and beautiful. Locals here have helped motivate many writers and poets such as
Thirunalloor Karunakaran by serving as a muse. as defined by the.
Beaches of Kollam
The Kollam city is constructed on one side of the
Ashtamudi Lake and the other side of the Lakshadweep Sea. This age-old city has
been a prime trading port and is famous even today for trading. If you’re
looking for a place to relax your mind and body, Kollam is just the right place
Tangasseri Beach and Thirumullavaram beach are
very close to the city centre. Scuba diving, water sports and snorkeling are
the few activities which will help you make your journey exquisite. You can
have a delightful experience of massage as you watch the seashore. Food stalls
provide you with the local food preparations which are exceptionally delicious.
There are a lighthouse and a port built at The Tangasseri beach by the
Portuguese. The Ashtamudi lake is the most soothing lake which you must visit.
The day cruise will provide you with the most adventurous and pleasing
Fascinating History of Centuries
Kollam, which is also known as Quilon, has been
of prime significance for its trading port since the Chera dynasty which of the
3rd century. It also serves as a commercial centre. Kollam was ruled by The
Chera dynasty for 1000 years. It was then commenced as the capital of Venad.
This age-old city had been a centre of literary, artistic and spiritual
activity. This Quilon kingdom was set up in the 825 AD as the prime city of the
Malabar region. Two east Syrian bishops named Mar Proth and Mar Sabor were the
founders of this city. Ibn Batuta and Marco Pilo are few of the famous tourists
as well as traders of this city. The European, Dutch, British and Portuguese
were all attracted to Quilon. later also attracted the European forces. The 6
hours long battle of Quilon was won by the British East India company in the
year 1809, henceforth, taking away India’s independence. Trading between China,
South East and Middle East Asia were rising. Coins, pottery and beads were
being traded as well. The interior of this city is now made up of ancient
Hindu, Islamic, Portuguese and British architecture.
and Local Food in Kollam
Kollam is a coastal town famous for its tasty
seafood. There are numerous unique and magnificent restaurants which provide specialties
of traditional Keralan food. Be it fish, squids, crab or prawns; you can have a
delicious experience of eating the Kollam seafood.
The most famous dishes of Kollam are the Tapioca
and spicy fish curry. This region is also famous for cashew nuts.
Day 1: You should preferably reach Kollam in the dawn.
You can then eat breakfast and get to the Tangasseri Lighthouse where you can
indulge in sightseeing. It is situated outside the city, hence, you will come
across many traditional food stalls and restaurants in Tangasseri. When you
return to the town, you can end the evening by visiting the pleasing Ashtamudi
lake as the sun goes down.
Day 2: On the second day, start your day by visiting
Thirumullavaram beach. You can sit by the seashore, admiring the beautiful
scenery. You can then check the gorgeous temples out as well.
Day 3: Munro’s Island is the most peaceful and serene
place you will mind in Kollam. The island does not have much crowd and is just
the right place to experience tranquility. The locals here are very
approachable, hence, giving you a delightful experience to your journey. This
island has a mind-blowing marine life. The beach is extremely close to the
city; hence, you can come to visit it anytime according to your convenience.