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Kollam

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The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce. Downtown also has a few historical sights, including storied temples, colonial British architecture, and monuments. That said, most people make the trip to Kollam for its access to the Kerala Backwaters. Less busy than many gateways to the network of rivers, lakes, and canals, entrance to the scenic area here allows a gentle introduction to the rural environment. Use our India vacation planning tool to arrange your visit to Kollam and any other destinations in India that take your fancy.
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Where to stay in Kollam

The accommodations of Kollam spread out across town. Down by the coast, beachside hotels provide access to all the entertainment, restaurants, and fixtures of the seaside economy. Meanwhile, some simple hotels and guesthouses by the station offer convenient night stays for travelers with onward connections. Some particularly scenic options sit at the gateway to the backwaters to the north, with luxury resorts, rustic guesthouses, and characterful hotels to choose from.
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