Kollam: An Escapade to Backwaters

Kollam is one of the most popular and happening destinations in travel diaries. This place is much popular because of the fairy- like houseboat trip beginning from Alleppey to Kollam and vice-versa.

This cashew city, which was once a popular trading port during the period of British and Portuguese, is now one of the popular places to be visited. Historically rich Kollam is also rich in natural beauty. Be it its beaches, wildlife sanctuary, island, or land filled with palm trees or serene backwaters cruise; everything related with this beautiful place is just marvellous and enchanting.

What you must explore in Kollam:

If you are at Kollam then, it is definitely impossible to ignore these below given places. Check out all those places that are going to make your trip wonderful:

• Munroe Island
• Ashtamundi
• Mata AmritanandamayiAshhram
• Kollam Beach
• Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary
• Thangasseri Fort
• Backwater Cruise
• Puthenkulam Elephant Village

Apart from all the above places, also make sure that you have 8- hours’ long houseboat cruise ride from Kollam to Alleppey, which is surely the longest backwater trip of Kerala. On your cruise trip, you will get a chance to see traditional rustic villages, green paddy fields, and adorable lotuses in the backwaters, along with various other scenic things that you may not get in any regular trip. This backwaters trip will allow you to have a glimpse of various things that you may not have anywhere else.

How to Reach Kollam:

In order to arrive at Kollam, you can use any of the road, rail and air medium and reach to this beach city happily and safely.

By Road:Kollam is properly connected to various cities of the country. To reach Kollam, you can take any medium to arrive at here.

By Rail:Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the closest railway station to Kollam. You can take train to reach at Thiruvananthapuram.
From here, you can take any taxi and local transportation service to finally reach Kollam.

By Air:Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport to Kollam at the distance of approx. 71 Kilometres.