is said that Quilon is the place where backwaters of Kerala starts. It is 72
km away from Trivandrum and is fairly important for the State's trade and
commerce. Kollam possess plenty of natural gifts in form of wide rivers,
dominant hills and forest, lakes and plains. This place equally represents
the modern age with the traces of a bygone era.
Quilon has all the representative feature of Kerala - sea, lakes, plains,
mountains, rivers, streams, backwaters, forest, vast green fields and
tropical crop of every variety both food crop and cash crop. You can relax
in the tourist bungalow, former palace of the British resident on the shore
of the great Ashtamudi Lake.
Standing on Neendakara bridge, you can view the backwaters stretching
before you. A boat trip around the lake or have a picnic to the huge light
house at Thanasseri is one of the favorite activities of the tourists. You
can also hire a scheduled boat and make the 9-hour trip through the most
picturesque backwaters in the world to Alleppey.