Lattitude: 8.8800° N, Longitude: 76.6000° E
Kollam or Quilon is located in the southwest corner of India in the state of Kerala. Kollam is surrounded in the north by Alappuzha and in the northwest by Pathanamthitta, in the South by Thiruvananthapuram and in the east by Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) and facing the Arabian Sea in the west. Kollam is situated around 70 Kms in the north from Thiruvananthapuram (Capital of Kerala) and is the fourth largest city of Kerala. A beautiful city is famous for cashew production and coir Industry. Kollam is a famous tourist destination located at the shoreline of Ashtamudi Lake and is also considered to be the Southern Gateway to the Kerala Backwaters. The city is named after a Sanskrit word Kollam which means pepper. The city was formerly known as Quilon or Tarsish and had been trade centre during the Travancore kingdom in the Southern Kerala. Even today Kollam is an important business centre in the central Travancore region of Kerala. Kollam is believed to be a mini Kerala as you can find sea, lakes, mountains, paddy fields, backwaters, rivers, forest and streams etc., everything for which Kerala is famous for.
Adventure Park, Alumkadavu Boat Building Yard, Ashtamudi Backwaters, Houseboats, Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram, Munroe island, Thangasseri, Thenmala, Thevally Palace.
By Train: Kollam Junction and Eravipuram are the major Railway Stations that connect Kollam to other major cities of India.
By Flight: Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Around 50 Kms from Kollam.