Kollam port is one among the ancient port in India. Kollam is where the famed network of waterways begins. The Ashtamudi Lake, known as the gateway to the backwaters, covers about 30 per cent of Kollam. From here, a 130 km long system of interlinked canals and lakes snakes up all the way to the north.Since Kollam beach was well known for ancient world market, the name of beach and port is eulogized by eminent travelers such as Marco Polo and Ibn Batuta in their travelogues.
Sasathamkotta Lake, also categorized as a wetland, is the largest fresh water lake in Kerala, a state of India on the south of the West Coast. The lake is named after the ancient Sastha temple (a pilgrimage centre) located on its bank . Sasthamkotta, situated about 29 km from Kollam town, can be rightly called the 'Queen of Lakes'. This vast fresh water lake flanked by hills on three sides is the largest of its kind in Kerala.
One among the highest waterfall in India. Palaruvi - literally, stream of milk - is one of Kerala's most picturesque waterfalls, cascading down a height of 300 feet. It is a favorite picnic spot for visitors from all over the world The journey to Palaruvi through the dense tropical forest is a spellbinding experience.