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Kollam also referred as Quilon, is one of the oldest ports and is known as the ‘Prince of Arabian Sea’. A plain, mountains, lakes, lagoons and backwaters, forests, farmland and rivers, this beautiful city of Kerala is famous for its serene and distinctive topography. Located on the Laccadive Sea Coast on the banks of Ashtamundi Lake, Kollam is one of the majestic gateways to Kerala’s backwaters and is a prominent tourist destination. Kollam is the fourth largest city in Kerala and is known for cashew processing and coir manufacturing. Hence, it is known as the Cashew Capital of the World. The tranquil waters of Ashtamundi Lake and neighbouring villages contribute to Kollam's serene beauty. There are many who love to unearth the hidden wonders of the region.
Kollam - Places to Visit
Travellers from every nook and corner of the world visit this breathtakingly beautiful and awe-inspiring city in Kerala. Explore the splendid places such as Adventure Park, Portuguese Cemetery, Asramam Picnic Village, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum, Kollam Beach, Thangasserry Lighthouse, Thangasserry Fort, Thirumullavaram Beach, Mahatma Gandhi Park and Beach and Valleeswaram Temple.
accommodation in Kollam
While in Kollam, don’t worry about your expense getting too high. The Cashew Capital of the World offers budgetary accommodation with the best of hospitality and comfort. OYO Rooms, India’s Largest Branded Network of Hotels offers a wide range of budget hotels in Kollam under different categories like Standard and Premium. Situated near KSRTC Bus Stand, OYO offers a variety of Premium and Rooms categories of hotels, convenient for travellers looking for a budget stay in Kollam. Not just that, OYO also facilitates the varied range of budget hotels on Kollam Beach Road ideal for those visiting the city for a small trip. Guests can wake-up to the mesmerising views of the serene calm water by staying at OYO budget hotels near Ashtamundi Lake. Tourists, who wish to immerse in the serenity and beauty of nature, can stay conveniently in budget hotels near Thangasserry Lighthouse and witness some breathtaking views of the city. The OYO Rooms offers a homely environment with a touch of the rich Kerala style hospitality and décor, situated on the Kollam-Ayoor Road giving an excellent round the clock services to its visitors. Also, there are OYO hotels which aim at providing the guests with serene and astonishing views of the lush green coconut trees without exceeding the budget. For International travellers, OYO offers a luxurious stay with modern amenities at the Premium hotels. Tourists visiting the city for work can stay conveniently at hotels around the lake where tourists can take the houseboats and explore the mesmerising beauty. With the availability of multiple budget hotels in Kollam, travel and tourism industry have flourished and hence made it easier for travellers to extend their stay without worrying about their budget.
Events in Kollam
Ochira Kali Festival : June
Ochira Kali Festival is a famous two-day annual festival celebrated in June-July at Ochira Parabrahma temple, Kollam. It is a commemoration of the historic medieval fight of Kayam Kulam in Ochira. To mark the occasion, a mock battle is organized after the sighting of Sri Krishna Parunthu. The participants perform martial arts while standing knee deep in water amid cheers from the crowd and sounds of the beating drum. Each side has equal victories and losses. The participants are rewarded with gifts and prizes. Apart from the battle, a big cattle fair and a procession of Lord Shiva are also carried out during the festival making it all the more enjoyable. Make sure to witness this unique and splendid celebration by booking an OYO at Kollam.