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Kollam Beach, Kerala

Beach BytesKollam Beach, Kerala, India
Location - Between the eight cornered Lake and the Lakshadweep Sea, at the Southern extremity of a network of backwaters lies Kollam beach towards 63 kms of north of Trivandrum.

How to Reach Kollam Beach-
Air - Thiruvananathapuram International Airport.
Rail - The rail head Kollam Junction is connected to Mumbai to Kanyakumari and many other parts of the nation.
Road - Kollam is served by three national highways. It is on NH47 that links Salem to Kanyakumari via Palakkad.

Best Time to Visit - The best time to reach Kollam beach India is between August to March.

About Kollam Beach
For many, it's the season of family vacations and they look forward to such vacations with great anticipation. Parents enjoy spending time with their children and taking part in family activities rejuvenates the family bond. Kollam beach India offers a full range of activities and some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.

Kollam, A Charming Port City
Kollam (Quilon) is an alluring ancient port city, situated on the banks of the picture perfect Ashtamudi Lake. Known as the center of cashew industry, one can find the reminiscence of a once prosperous trade with China in the form of Chinese fishing nets, huge Chinese water pots, blue and white porcelain and sampan-like boats. Thirumullavaram, 5 kilometers from Kollam, is the most popular beach spot. The serene Arabian Sea extends a long way and the tourists can feel the cool air gusting across the place. This wide stretched beach is an ideal spot for swimming and bathing as well.

Attractions in Kollam Beach
Backwater CruisesKollam Backwater, Kerala, India
Kollam beach India is an intriguing destination of Kerala's backwaters. Experience the awesome natural beauty of this place by taking the regular ferry to Alleppey, which is a tiring yet rewarding ride, lasting more than 8 hours. Shorter cruises are also made to picturesque villages such as Alumkadavu in comfortable houseboats.

Colonial Relics
The square shaped clock tower, which you can see from any part of historic Chinnakada market is the best place to start touring Kollam beach India. It was built in 1944. Neared by Roman Catholic Church and English Church Cementry intact with 19th century tombstone of the Britishers.

Thevally Palace
The Thevally Palace, currently used by the army is ideally viewed from the lake. Most of it has been painted over or whitewashed that gives the palace a rustic look.

Ashtamudi Backwater
A houseboat trip is a must in your Kollam itinerary. DTP Kollam offers a number of rides along Asthamudi Lake and its offshoot canals. There are also plenty of private operators at the jetty near the bus station.

Thankassery
Located at 5 kilometers from Kollam, it possess the amazing legacy of the Portuguese and Dutch culture in form of magnificent forts. Legend has it that the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British ruled this place in succession. A 45 meter high lighthouse is a major attraction to the visiting tourist.

Paravoor
Paravoor, 20 kilometers from Kollam, is a narrow land expanding between the backwaters and the sea. The famous Varkala beach is a mere 15 kilometers drive from here. Paravoor is well connected by road and rail.
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