Kollam Information

Kollam information guide is of immense help to those who are planning to visit this city of Kerala. The city is located at the geographical coordinates of 8°52’60’’N latitude and 76°35’60’’E longitude. It is located at an elevation of 3 feet above sea level. The city is also known by the names of Quilon, Kollam and Kullamalai.

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport to the Kollam city. It is located at a distance of 71 kilometers from the city. For any rail enquiry on Kollam, one can make calls at 131. The KSRTC or the Central Bus Station of Kollam can be contacted at 0474-2752008. There is also ferry station that is located close to the Central Bus Station.

Given below is some important information on Kollam:

  • Kollam city is the headquarters of the district of Kollam and Kollam Taluk.

  • Kollam is 71 kilometers to the north of Thiruvananthapuram. It is the municipal corporation of Kollam district.

  • The city shares its boundary with Thiruvananthapuram district, Tamil Nadu, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha.

  • Some of the nearest cities and towns of Kollam are Kottara, Perumanseri, Kondalseri and Tangasseri.

  • As per 2001 report, the population of Kollam was 361,441. Out of this, the number of men living there was 177,586, while that of women was 183,855.

  • The Kollam city enjoys a tropical humid climate. Here, summer season lasts from March till May. South west monsoon winds lead to abundant rainfall from June to September. From October to November, the north east monsoon winds dominate the region. Weather during winter is comfortable.

  • The city is known for cashew production.

  • Some of the important festivals of Kollam are Kollam Crafts Festival, Ashtami Rohini festival, Kollam Pooram, Onam and Nishagandhi Dance Festival.

  • Some of the well-known tourist destinations of Kollam are Thirumullavaram Beach, Tangasseri Light House, Kollam Beach, Palaruvi Water Falls, Oachira Temple, Achencoil Temple, Jatayupara and Thenmala

  • The telephone access code of Kollam is +91-474.

  • In emergency cases, one can make calls to Police Control Room at 100, Fire Station at 101 and Ambulance at 101.

  • One of the IATA/IATO Approved Travel Agents of Kollam is the United Tours and Travels, which can be contacted at 0474-2742255. The other agents are:
  • Quilon Tours and Travels, Ph: 2742165;
  • Akbar Travels of India, Ph: 2741313;
  • Kerala Travels, Ph: 2741140.
For any further information about Kollam, one can contact the following tourist information offices:

  • Tourist Office, Guest House Complex, Asramam
    Phone: 2750170

  • DTPC Tourist Information Centre, KSRTC Bus Stand
    Phone: 2745625 DTPC

  • Department of Tourism - District Office, Govt. Guest House
    Phone: 2743620
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Last Updated on 9/15/2011