district also has some interesting historic remnants
and a number of temples built in the traditional ornate
architectural style. Around 30% of this historic town
is covered by the renowned Ashtamudi Lake, making it
the gateway to the magnificent Backwaters of Kerala.
Kollam is located at a distance of 71kilometers from
Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, South India and is ideal
for calm and serene backwaters tours.
A picturesque town standing on the banks of the Lake
Ashtamudi is the gateway to the exceeding beautiful
backwaters of Kerala. The long 8 hrs boat trip from
Kollam to Alleppey is the best and most comprehensive
introduction to the delights of Kerala's backwaters
as one passes through lakes, canals water-bound villages.
The famous "Cheenavala" or Chinese fishing
nets can also be seen along the backwaters.
Some important must see destinations
on the banks of the Kollam backwaters that warrant a
visit include the Sasthamkotta fresh water lake, Thirumullavaram
beach, Subramanya temple, Rameshwara temple.
splendid town of Kollam on the Ashtamudi Lake is renowned
for being the gateway to the beautiful backwaters of
Kerala. You may opt for an of the backwater tour and
cruise that commence from Kollam. The backwater tour
from Kollam to Alappuzha is the longest cruise in Kerala.
Do not forget to catch on the cashews on your tour to