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Kollam – Tranquility of Beach and Backwaters

Destination

Kollam

Duration

3 Days

Overview

Kollam (Formerly known as Quilon)  offers unmatched experience of houseboat cruise along the placid waters of Ashtamudi lake . Kerala’s second largest lake, Ashtamudi Lake is 16km long and is noted for its splendid waterscapes and wetlands. “Ashtamudi” means “eight branches”; the lake is a combination  of eight smaller bodies of water. Kollam’s  beauty is not limited till its backwaters , its long stretch of stunning beaches is another major attraction.  In many poems  Kollam has been referred to as ‘swapna desham’, or dreamland.

Tourist Attractions in Kollam

  • Enjoy a scenic cruise along serene backwaters of Kollam
  • Explore the birdlife of Ashtamudi lake
  • Enjoy the view of Imposing cliff and landscape of Varkala beach
  • Witness the stunning sunset from Varkala beach
  • Experience the enroute picturesque drive of Kappil beach road
  • Admire the commanding view of Arabian sea from Varkala cliff
  • Visit Thirumullavaram beach
  • Take adventurous trip of Canoeing and Water ski at Kappil beach
  • Unwind with Ponnumthuruthu or Golden island tour

Accommodation Preferred Partner

  • Fragrant Nature Kollam

What is Included

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Tea/coffee maker in rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Transfer from Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi to Resort and Resort to Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily dinner
  • Full day excursion to Varkala beach

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Best Time to Visit Kollam:

Winter  (October – February) – Best Time:

In these months weather remains cool in morning and evening time and afternoon becomes pleasant. Cool breeze and pleasant  temperature adds more enjoyment to sightseeing and excursion trips.

Monsoon  (June – September) – Good Time:

In this period  coastal belt of Kerala receives abundance of rainfall so the lush green beauty of nature emerges. However sometimes your local sightseeing and excursions plans may hamper due to incessant  rainfall.

Summer  (March – May) – Not So Good Time:

In these months high temperatures (maximum of 35-37 degrees ) couples with high humidity levels so  long sightseeing trips are not recommended.

How to Reach Kollam

BY AIR:

Trivandrum International Airport is the  closest Airport to Kollam (66 Kms).  This airport  is well connected to all major metro  cities of India: Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad,  Kolkata and Mumbai.

BY RAIL:

Kollam Junction  is the closest railhead, which is well connected with other major cities of India:New Delhi, Bengaluru,  Chennai, Mumbai, etc

BY ROAD:

Kollam  is well connected by road to other metro cities of India. There is good frequency of buses till Kochi  from there  cab can be booked to reach to your resort.

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