beach offers a full range of lives and activities and some of the most
beautiful scenery imaginable. Kollam (Quilon) is a charming old port city on
the banks of the picturesque Ashtamudi Lake. It is also known as the center
of cashew industry. Traces of a once prosperous trade with China are still
seen in the form of Chinese fishing nets, huge Chinese water pots, blue and
white porcelain and sampan-like boats.
Beach Activities At Kerala Kollam Beach
Thirumullavaram, 5 kilometres from Kollam, is the best beach spot. The calm
Arabian Sea stretches a long way and the tourists can bask in the cool
breeze pervading the place. This expansive beach is an ideal spot for
swimming and bathing as well.
Backwater Cruise At Kollam Kerala
Kollam Kerala is an inviting gateway to Kerala's backwaters. For an amazing
backwater experience, take the regular ferry to Alleppey, a rigorous ride
lasting more than 8 hours. Shorter cruises are also made in the larger
comforts of the houseboats with idyllic villages such as Alumkadavu as your
Apart from the immaculate beach, there are several other interesting places
on land worth a visit in Kollam. On your Kollam beach tour in Kerala also visit nearby attractions.
5 kilometers from Kollam, treasures the awesome remnants of the Portuguese
and Dutch forts. Legend has it that the Portuguese, the Dutch and the
British ruled this place in succession. A 45 meter high lighthouse is an
added attraction to this place.
Paravoor, 20 kilometres from Kollam, is a narrow skirt of land stretching
in between the backwaters and the sea. A beach resort by KTDC and a major
water sports complex by Kollam DTPC will adorn this place very soon. The
famous Varkala beach is a mere 15 kilometres drive from here. Paravoor is
well connected by road and rail.