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Tourist Attractions in Kollam

Kollam Town: Kollam is situated about 71 Kms. north of Kollam Town in Kollam Thiruvavanathapuram it is situated and is linked by rail, road and backwater transport. Kollam is the headquarters of Kollam district and Kollam taluk, which has a hoary past. For trade and even it was an international emporium even now it is a prosperous commercial centre.

The town edges with the famous Ashtamudi lake. In early medieval period many foreign traveler visited the Kollam. It was one of the early centres of Christian activity in Kerala. It is said that the present town of Kollam was built by the Syrian Merchant; Sapir Iso, in the 9th Century A.D. The popularity of Kollam has been established by the time honoured proverb once you see Kollam, you will not need home any more. Kollam is an important commercial, industrial and trading centre. It is also the headquarters of Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation.

In 1902, 144 ft. Thangassery Light House was built, which is a centre of attraction. The Ananda Valleswaram Temple here, attracts people on almost all days. Around Kollam there are several Churches and Mosques. One of the oldest and most important Mosques in the Chinnakkada Palli, The Pullichira Churches was established in 1700 A.D. The Thangal Kunju Musliar College of Engineering, the first of its kind in the private sector in the state, is at Kilikolloor, about 7 Kms. east of Kollam town.
Mahatma Gandhi beach & park at Kochupilamoodu, Thirumullavaram beach and Ashramam picnic Village, are some of the important spots of local sight seeing, Mahatma Gandhi beach lies just 2 Kms. from the town. It is fascinating place for an evening. Thirumullawaram Beach is 5 kms. from the town. The sea here is ideal for swimming and bathing. Asramam picnic village is located in the 48 acre Guest House Complex. This is the centre of various tourism development activities of the district.

Here is 200 years old government Guest House. It stands along Ashtamudi lake and is a major attraction for its elegance rates. In the shores of the Ashtamudi backwaters the adventure park is located, which is a novel experiment in the country. Different types of boats, including luxury cruise boats, power boats and motor boats, are available on hire from the boat jetty near to the Adventure Park. A budget hotel for tourists, Yatri Nivas, run by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, is also located in this village. The village is just 2 kms. away from the town.

Anchal: Anchal is situated 13 kms south of Punalur, For its cattle market Anchal is known, which is held twice a month. The Mudi festival of the Bhagavathy temple here, conducted once every 12 years, attract huge gatherings.

Chavara: Is situated 14 kms north of Kollam on the Kollam-Alappuzha road. From Chavera thousands of tonnes of mineral sand are exported to various countries. Within the limits of Chavara Panchayat the Kovilthottam port is situated. Four major industrial establishments 1.Indian Rare Earths 2.The kerala Premo Pipe factory 3.Kerala Mineral and Metal factory 4.Titanium Complex are in Chavara.

Jetayu Para in Kollam

Jetayu Para: Jetayu Para, A huge rock, Jetayu para is another attraction in Kollam district. This huge rock is in the Chadayamangalam village on the M.C road. From the epic Ramayana this name is arise. It is believed that Jatayu, the giant bird in the epic, fell after failing in its attempt to spot Ravana from taking sita away. The rock is ideal for trekking by the lovers of adventure. The rock can be seen from the Chadayamangalam junction. itself.

Karunagappally: 27 km's north of Kollam Karunagappally is situated. By rail and road it is linked from Kollam. There is a mini civil station at Karunagappally .Padanayarkulangara, which forms part of the town, was once the military station at Kayamkulam Rajas. An idol of Buddha, recovered from a local tank here, is now preserved in the Krishnapuram palace the headquarters of Kayamkulam Rajas situated north of Oachira. The town has a temple dedicated to Lord Siva, two old mosques and a mar Thomas Church.

Festivals

Crafts Festival: (December - January) The craft festival is held annually during December-January. Kerala Tourism Boat Races in Kollam This festival features the work of craftsmen from all over the country.

Kerala Tourism Boat Races: (January)The Boat Race is conducted on 19th January every year to coincide with the great elephant march which is held on 17-20 January.

Kollam Pooram: (April) A colourful 10 day Vishnu festival which takes place in Ashram temple. It includes procession and fire works.

Ashtami Rohini: (August - September) Vadayattukotta Temple celebrates 5 day Ashtami Rohini festival. There are various amusements and festivities which are held in connection with festivals in temples.


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