- Famous for: Palace, architecture, scenery, history
- Entrance Fee: No entrance fees
- Visiting Time: 10am to 4 pm
- Visit Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Located at the Laccadive Sea coast, Kollam is an ancient port town and is also known by its anglicized name Quilion. The region came under the reign of the Chera Dynasty until the formation of the Venad Kingdom in the 9th century. The city had trade relations with China, Egypt and Malaysia and has been deeply influenced by the plethora of cultural exchanges that occurred during the Sangam period. The city is another tourist hub, a trait common with most major towns in Kerala and is known for its spices and cashew industry. Below is a list of the best places you can visit in Kollam.