Kollam Travel Guide
Kollam is a district of kerala containing most of the Ashtamudi Lake. From the ancient period, kollam has been a trading center for the Romans, Arabs, Chinese, Greeks, Babylonians, as it was one of the main sea ports on the Malabar Coast. It was are of the early focuses of Christian missionaries and hence the fabrication of kollam port was done by two Christian bishops called mar sabor and proth in 825AD and in this period ,the Malayalam calendar of kollavarsham also started, having been named after the city.
At present, fishing is one of the main economy sources of the district.neendakara and sakthikulangara are considered as the thriving center of fisheries in kerala. Cashew nut is also having an important role in the economy, of the district and kerala govt has established the kerala state cashew development corporatizes, there itself. Kollam is also known as the cashew capital of the world .ashtamudy kayal is shaped as an octopus and it is the backwaters most visited in India. Relish you precious days with Kerala honeymoon packages at Kollam
The Chinese nets used by the local fisheries is a beautiful sight of the lake .every moment of a boat journey through this lake can be enjoyed as the boat passes through small lagoons and islands situated in the backwaters. There are two rivers called kallada and ithikkara of which first one its hence it flow in the ashtamudi lake and the later in the paravur take other main attractions in the district are the 144ft high thangassery light house (built in 1902),clock tower of chinnakode,mahatmagandhipark and beach at kochupilamood,thirumullavaram beach, Ashram am picnic village ,the valley palace, children’s traffic & entertainment park, adventure park in ashram am thangassery beach and fort are the main tourist spot in kollam. You can have fresh fish items Kollam and honeymoon packages from Kerala will make you to catch fishes from the lake and ocean.