Kollam Backwater tour
The mesmerizing town of Kollam on the Ashtamudi Lake is renowned as the entry and exit point of backwaters in Kerala. It is 71 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram. In the past it was one of the oldest ports of the Malabar Coast and one of the prominent International spice trade centers. Now a day it is one of the most sought after tourist destination which is famous to start the backwater tours. The house boat tour that starts from Kollam to Alappuzha is one of the longest cruises that take about 8 hours and pass through the most delightful lakes, canals of water bound villages, water birds calling from the banks, fragrances of lotus and water lilies growing in the water and Cheenavala or Chinese fishing nets.
Besides the scenic beauty of backwaters visitors can enjoy various scenic spots which are the major attraction during the Kollam backwater tours. Visitors can visit Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram which is a spiritual trust in India with a large number of educational, technical and health care centers to take care the poor and needy. The Picnic Village located at Ashram, along the backwater front, is the main center of recreational activities in Kollam. A 200-year-old Government Guest House, an Adventure Park, a Tourist Boat Club, a Children's Traffic Park and a Yatri Nivas are all housed in this vast tourist complex. Visitors can also go to ancient Sastha Temple which is an important pilgrimage center. Mayyanad which is 10 km off south to Kollam is famous for its shrines and temples. Thangasseri, a seaside village is just 5 km away from the town is of great historic importance with the remnants of the Portuguese fort and church. Oachira is noted for its Parabrahma temple where no deity or idol is consecrated, but is dedicated to the universal and transcendental consciousness. On Kollam backwater vacations visitors not only enjoy the natural beauty of the place but various major tourist attractions as well.
Best time to visit Kollam Backwater
Best time to enjoy the Kollam Backwater tours is from October to March.
How to reach Kollam Backwater
By Air:- The nearest airport from Kollam is Trivandrum International Airport, situated about 71 km from the town of Kollam.
By Rail:- Kollam, being the third largest railway station in terms of area in Kerala, is an important railway head and is connected to several important cities of Kerala and India.
By Road:- Kollam is easily accessible by road with many tourist centers in Kerala as well as India through the national highways NH-47, NH-220, and NH-208. Kerala State Road Transportation Corporation (KSRTC) run buses, yellow top taxis, tourist taxis, and auto rickshaws can also be availed to travel from the airport, railway station, or anywhere in the city to reach the preferred destination.
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