The Kollam town or Quilon is the headquarters of the Kollam district. The district is bound by Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta on the North and Thiruvananthapuram on the South. The district is representative of all the natural attributes of Kerala, and is endowed with a long coastal region, a major sea port on the Arabian Sea, plains and the mountains, lakes, lagoons and Kerala Backwaters, forests and the farm land, and rivers and streams. The area had mercantile relationship with Phoenicians and the Romans.
About thirty percent of this district is covered by the Ashtamudi Lake, thereby making it a gateway to the Kerala Backwaters. Kollam town is an old sea port and the district's highlight is its commercial trade with China and other countries since historical times.
To reach Kollam by air you have to depend Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. Its is around 71 Kms away from Kollam Town
Kollam (Quilin) is connected by rail with several important cities.
Kollam (Quilon) is connected by road with many tourist centers in India.
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