Quilon (Kollam) Tourism
Kerala Boat Race
Kerala Hill Stations
The picturesque state of Kerala is home to many wonderful places of beauty. Among the many places that adorn the beauty of this picturesque state one of them is Kollam formerly known as Quilon. This city of Kollam lies about 71 km from the capital city of the state Thiruvananthapuram and is widely known for the prosperous trade and commerce it brings to the country. However it is not only the trade and commerce that has boosted tourism in Kollam. The beauty of the city is equally enticing and awe inspiring owing to its beautiful location on the shores of Ashtamudi Lake.
They say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder but in this wonderful city of Quilon it is the beholder that lies in the eye of beauty. The city's location on the banks of Ashtamudi lakes gives it such a charm that one can't help but get mesmerized by the beauty that envelopes the city. Even though the city is well urbanized, the natural beauty of the place is still intact.
The city of Kollam has managed to merge the fast moving urbanization with nature which further adds to the charm of the place. Some of the best know places in and around this city will make your stay a memorable one would be:-
Thangassery Light House - towering at an astounding height of 144 feet this colossal light house is a centre of attraction here in Quilon. This magnificent light house was built in the year of 1902 and since then has been an iconic figure that is synonymous of the city.
Ananda Valleswaram Temple - this is one of the most revered temples here in the city and is flocked by devotees almost everyday. Take some time out to pay your respects to the Gods who have blessed the land with beauty and receive showers of blessings on your visit here.
Backwater Rides - the backwaters of Kerala are really well known and a travel to this city along the enchanting backwaters arrayed with coconut and palm trees is really spellbinding. One should not miss the backwater rides on canoes or boats when in this enchanting land.
Pullichira Church - established during the late 1600 AD this church has a history attached to it. According to a legend it is said that a Portuguese ship was caught in a terrible storm and the sailors had prayed to Mother Mary to save them. They are said to have put a statue of the Virgin Mary in a box and set it to sail on the Arabian Sea with a determination to build a church where the box would land. The people who found the box then established a church with the statute. Some years later the Portuguese arrived with a grand altar and installed the savior statue on it. The statue is still in the Church and it is said that prayers to her are answered.
Beaches - the most well known beaches in this city are the Mahatma Gandhi beach and the Thirumullavaram beach. The waters here are really calm and it makes the place an ideal place to swim. Also the beaches are long and quiet thus walks here are really peaceful and enjoyable.
In Quilon tourism is an equally a good revenue generator and has become an integral part of the economy along with trade. The spices and cashews here are really great and sought after by people from all over the world.
Come visit this land of beauty that has intertwined with technology with the help of Kollam tourism and have one of the most pleasant holidays of your life.