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INFORMATION ABOUT KOLLAM

Kollam district, earlier known as Quilon district, is one among the 14 districts of Kerala state, India. The district is representative of all the natural attributes of Kerala, and is endowed with a long coastal region, a major sea port on the Arabian Sea, plains and the mountains, lakes, lagoons and Kerala Backwaters, forests and the farm land, and rivers and streams. The area had mercantile relationship with Phoenicians and the Romans

KOLLAM TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Oachira : located in the north end of Kollam on National Highway 47 is famous for the Oachira Parabrahma Temple; Oachirakali is a special event at the padanilam (paddy fields) here in the month of Vrichikam every year. Oachira Town Masjid(mosque) and Temple are situated very closely and is a proud image of communal harmony.


  • The Veerabhadra Swamy Temple :at Ashtamudi in Kollam is the only temple in the southern part of the country with Veerabhadra as the presiding deity. This belongs to Kuttiyazhikam Kottaram, Karuva a thousand year old Ezhava Family.


  • Gateway to a temple at KollamThe Mahaganapathi Temple :at Kottarakara, famous for its Unniappom, is one of the most venered Ganesh temples in Kerala.


  • Palaruvi (waterfalls) :Thenmala (forests and reservoir), a part of Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Ashtamudi (backwaters), Kollam (beaches), Chadayamangalam (rock), are some of the tourist spots. Kollam was the seat of the Desinganad kings. Kottarakara is famous as the place where the classical dance form of Kathakali was conceived. It was also the capital of the Elayidath Swaroopam. Kundara is famous for the 1812 proclamation against the British, by Velu Thampi Dalawa. Alappad village is located in the seashore of Kollam District, which was affected by the Tsunami in 2005.


  • Suspension bridge(hanging bridge) :at ThenmalaThe famous Varkala Beach, also known as Papanasham, is 26kms south of Kollam.


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