The present day Quilon is famous for its varied modern industries, Cashewnut Processing & Research, fisheries etc. for the tourists coming from Trivandrum, Quilon is the beginning of the magnificent backwaters of Kerala. Kollam, the gateway to Kerala's beautiful backwaters is blessed with unique representative features - sea, lakes, plains, mountains, rivers, streams, backwaters, forest, vast green fields and tropical crop of every variety both food crop and cash crop, so called 'The Gods Own Capital'. Quilon like Alleppey is also surrounded by beautiful coconut palms presenting a panoramic view cruising on this lake is very interesting. kollam is the centre of the country's cashew trading and processing industry.
|Area||58.18 sq km|
|Altitude||3 metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-28.0 C-36.0 C Winter-22.0 C-32.0C|
|Language||Malayalam, English, Hindi|
|Rainfall||270 cm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||August to March|
How to get there
1. Air :- Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram (71 km)
Places to Visit
|Thangasseri||Palaruvi Water Falls|
|Palaruvi||Krishnapuram Palace Museum|
Some of the most popular items for shopping in this city are jewelry, products of handloom and handicrafts and the textiles. The most common shopping centers in Kollam are Rani Fancy, Rani Gold Covering and Fancy Center.Chungath Prince Jewelry, Sky Jewelry, Sunny Jacob Jewelry.Dazzles, Lifestyles, Supreme Textiles and Sudarshana.Kollam is also a place of Ayurvedic center as it has a good collection of medicinal herbs grown in the forests of this place.
|Hotel Aquaserene||Apichayans Cliff Resort|
|Apichayans Cliff Resort||Palm Lagoon Resorts|