Located 71 km northwards of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, one of the most popular towns of Kerala is home to equally popular Kollam beach. One of Malabar Coast’s oldest ports, it is also a port for international trade of spice. Kollam shares a border lining with another popular attraction Ashtamudi Lake, making it a gateway to Kerala Backwaters.
Tourists can indulge in a number fun activities and adventure sports. One can also spot Chinese water pots, sampan-like boats and Chinese fishing nets here at the beach.
Activities at Kollam Beach
Tourists can opt for Short canal cruises to the nearby island village.
Thangasseri village and beach: Thangasseri, a seaside village is quite popular for its historical significance. It also houses a Portuguese fort, almost now in ruins, which was constructed during 18th century. There is a church also. The light house and the beach are also worth-visiting.
Thirumullavaram beach: If you are fond of seclusion and are looking for some alone-time, Thirumullavaram beach is a must-visit. It is around 6 km northwards of Kollam town.
Mayyand: Placed at a distance of around 10 km southwards of Kollam, Mayyand is quite popular housing a number of temples and shrines. Subramanya temple is one such temple.
Nearest railway station: Kollam Junction (4 km)
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport (68 km)