Located around 71km towards the north of Trivandrum, Kollam is one of the most kaleidoscopic backwater destinations in Kerala. A pristine tourist destination along the Malabar Coast, this port city in God’s Own Country is located along the serene Ashtamudi Lake and is thronged by a large number of backwater travellers from all over the world.

While this pictorial city boasts of its myriad list of offerings to the visitors, the pristine Ashtamudi Lakes entices the backwater enthusiasts to plunge into the houseboats and manoeuvre across them. The city also has a large number of the hotels and resorts that offers exciting backwater experience in Kerala.

If you are searching for some of the best backwater destinations in Kerala, you should plan a Kerala trip soon, and visit this pictorial city along the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake. To note here, Kollam also has a large number of waterways that connects it to some of the other most popular backwater destinations in Kerala.

Best Time to Visit Kollam Backwaters

September to February is undoubtedly the best time to visit the Kollam backwaters in Kerala! This is the time when the city welcomes winter; temperature starts falling and the atmosphere gets mystical with the advent of the fogs and mists! This is also the ideal time to embark on houseboat cruises across the Ashtamudi Lake or avail the many different Kerala backwater tour package and enjoy the alluring charm of Kollam backwaters.

What To See And Do

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum is a museum that traces the history and growth of the police force in India. It is located just opposite the Kollam Junction Railway Station in Kollam,

Paravur Lake
Paravur Kayal is a lake in Paravur, Kerala, India. Although it is small, with an area of only 6.62 km², it is the end point of the Ithikkara River and part of the system of lakes and canals that make up the Kerala Backwaters

Kollam Beach
Kollam Beach, also known as Mahatma Gandhi Beach, is a beach at Kollam city in the Indian state of Kerala. Kollam Beach is the first ‘Beach Wedding Destination’ in Kerala.

Where To Stay

Many good hotels and Resorts are available in Kollam.

How To Get Around

Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.Kollam is 51 km away.

Kollam is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
Railway Station(s): Eravipuram (IRP), Kollam Junction (QLN)

You can easily get regular buses to Kollam from other major cities of the country.
Bus Station(s): Kollam