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Kollam Backwaters Kerala

Kollam is an ancient port located on the edge of Ashtamudi Lake, an important center of the cashew nut processing and trading industry. This lake covers 30% of the Kollam town and is the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala. The 8-hour trip from Kollam to Alappuzha is the longest backwater cruise in Kerala. It is a delightful ride that passes through lakes with lotuses and water lilies growing in water, water-bound villages, and fishing nets.

Best time to visit Kollam Backwaters

The best time to visit Kollam backwaters is between September and February. Then, the temperature starts to drop, and the weather gets mystical with fog and mist. It is the perfect time to embark on a houseboat cruise and enjoy the alluring charm of Kollam backwaters.

How to reach Kollam Backwaters

Kollam is situated around 1.5 hours away from Trivandrum and is the nearest airport. The flights are available from Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore. The ferry boat is situated next to the Kollam bus stand and is 3 km from the train station. NH27, NH220, and NH208 connect major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai, Pondicherry, etc., to Kollam.

Kollam Backwaters Nearby Attractions

To enjoy your time in Kollam, here are some tourist places around Kollam backwaters -

  • Kollam Beach
  • Thangassery Beach
  • Mata Amritanandamayi Math

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