Kollam trawlers
Photo by Surajram Kumaravel


Backwaters off the beaten track

Kollam is famous for the South Kerala backwaters, its fishing industry, and for the fact that its population is one of the wealthiest in India. Attractions for tourists are limited, but the backwaters are worth a visit, the ferry trip from Alappuzha to Kollam is definitely recommended, and, finally, it can sometimes be a useful destination for a journey break.

Recommended activities: Thangassery Light House, Munroe Island Backwaters Canoe Tour, Munroe Island DTPC Tour, Aarsha Yoga Vidya Peetham day class

Resources for Kollam: Wikipedia, Places, 500px, flickr, YouTube, Weather, Map