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Area : 2579 sq. km.
Population : 25,84118(2001 census)
Altitude : Sea level
District : Kollam
Old Name : Quilon
Distance : 63 kms, north of Trivandrum
Attractions : Quilon, Thirumullavaram Beach , Ashtamudi Lake ,
Best Time to Visit : August to April
Kollam is a small and beautiful town situated on the Ashtamudi Lake , some 71 kms from Trivandrum , the capital city of Kerala . The town lies in the lower quarters, that is towards the south of the state. Kollam shares its eastern borders with the state of Tamil Nadu, the northern side is bounded by Pathanamthitta, the southern by Trivandrum , and towards the west lies the stretched out Lakshwadeep islands of the Arabian Sea . The place is connected with the rest of the state with continuous railway lines and roads. The town can be seen as sandwiched between Ashtamudi Lake and the Arabian Sea .
Kollam has well established rail and road links with the neighbouring cities and the rest of Kerala. There is a major railway junction and an established bus stand that sees to the tourists coming from other cities of Kerala and beyond Kerala. The nearest airport is situated at Trivandrum , the capital city of Kerala . The distance from the airport to Kollam is about 71 kms.