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Kollam Guide
 
Area 16 sq.km.
Altitude Sea Level
Temperature Summer  Max. 35    Deg.C.    Min. 25 Deg.C. 
Winter     Max. 33.5 Deg.C.    Min. 24 Deg.C.
Rainfall 279 cms
Season October - March
Area code 0474
State Kerala
GETTING THERE  
By Air The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram. 
By Rail Kollam is also an important railhead of the Southern Railway connected by broad gauge and metre gauge trains.
By Road  Kollam is connected by good motorable roads.
Boat Cruises  For a group of 20 persons or more, the Council will arrange on request a backwater cruise to Alappuzha. The Council also provides motor, row and pedal boats on hire. An adventure park is maintained by the Council. It is open from 5.00 am to 6.30 pm on all days. 

Alleppey Tourism Development Co-operative Society conducts a boat cruise from Kollam to Alappuzha on Tuesday and Saturday which leaves at 9.45 am. Tickets are issued on the boat itself.

ACCOMMODATION  
Hotels Hotel Sudarsan, Parameswar Nagar, Hospital Road. 
Shah International, T.B. Road. 
Hotel Sea Bee, Jetty Road. 
Yatrinivas (KTDC), Ashramam. 
Checkmate Gardens, Thirumullavaram.
Tours  The Kollam District Tourism Promotion Council functions at Government Guest House, Asramam, about 3 km from Central Bus Station. It arranges, on request, a one day tour by coach for a group of 10 persons or more.
Special Events There is a Power Boat Rally organised by the Kochi Aquatic Club in the month of October, from Kochi to Kollam. It is of international standards. For details, contact Alappuzha 
SIGHTSEEING  
Ariankavu  (70 km)  It is on the Kollam-Shenkottai road. The chief attraction is a shrine dedicated to Lord Sastha. The 'Mandala Pooja' and 'Trikalyanam' (December) are main festivals at this temple. Five km from Ariankavu is a waterfall known as Palaruvi. There are frequent buses to Ariankavu from Kollam. There is an Inspection Bungalow of the PWD at Palaruvi.
Kulathapuzha (64 km) There is a shrine dedicated to Lord Sastha here. The Vishnu Mahotsava in April/ May is an important festival here. There are buses from Kollam to Kulathupuzha and the railway station at Thenmala is 10 km away.
Mayyanad (10 km) It is noted for its shrines and temples. There are nine temples and the most important is the one at Umayanalloor. There are frequent buses from Kollam to Mayyanad.
Sasthamkotta (29 km) The extensive fresh waterlake. here is the largest of its kind in Kerala. There is also an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Sastha here. There are frequent bus services and the journey takes an hour. Accommodation is available in a PWD Rest House.
Thangassery (5 km) It is a place of historical importance with ancient churches built in the 18th century. There is a lighthouse and visitors are permitted to visit it between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm. There are frequent buses from Kollam and the trip takes 15 minutes.
Thirumullavaram (6 km) The beach here is very beautiful with good facilities. It is connected by bus services.
TOURIST  INFORMATION  CENTER The Manager, Yatri Niwas , KTDC, Ashramon, Kollam. 

 

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