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Located 70km north of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam is the cashew capital of India. It is also one of the oldest ports on the Malabar coast, and a perfect gateway to backwaters of Kerala.

The eight hour boat trip between Kollam and Allappuzhais the longest and most enchanting experience on the backwaters of Kerala.

There is a famous proverb in Malayalam " kollam kandavanillam venda, Kochi kandavanachi venda" It means one who saw kollam doesn't need a house. This old famous proverb tells the blessed heritage and popularity of Kollam. Because of the pronounciation problem britishers named Kollam as Quilon. So in the railway map you may not see the name Kollam but quilon. the name Kollam is very famous in Kerala even though the britishers called it as quilon.

Kollam is very rich with its costal area, cashew nut, backwaters, mountains, rivers, beautiful natural forests etc.

Lot of people comes from foreign countries to enjoy the beauty of kollam.

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April 08, 2006 change by giorgio

May 20, 2006 change by indiantraveler

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