Kollam, is bordered by Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta District in the north, Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu in the east and Thiruvananthapuram District in tha south and the Arabian Sea in the west.The area of the district is 2,491 sq. kms. Kollam, the capital of the erstwhile Venad, was a great centre of learning and culture. 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, mountains, lakes, lagoons and backwaters, forests, farm land and rivers. The area had mercantile relationship with Phoenicians and the Romans.
The District has its headquarters at Kollam City and has five taluks: Pathanapuram, Kunnathur, Kottarakkara, Karunagappally and Kollam.
The district has a tropical humid climate, with an oppressive summer and plentiful seasonal rainfall. The hot season, lasting from March to May, is followed by the south west monsoon from June to September. The north east monsoon occurs from October to November. The rest of the year is generally dry.
Two rivers, Kallada and Ithikkara, flow through this district.. Kallada Irrigation Project, the biggest multipurpose project, undertaken by the State Government, is intended to utilise the water of Kallada river, mainly for irrigation purpose in Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts. The Sasthamcotta lake, the only major fresh water lake in the State, is here. Two other major lakes are the Ashtamudi kayal and the Paravoor kayal. Edava and Nadayara kayals lie partly in this district.

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Alumkadavu is located at 26 Kms from Kollam City and on the lakeside of Kollam-Alappuzha National Water Way
Ashtamudi Kayal
The Kollam Backwaters is an exceedingly beautiful tourism spot in the lap of the renowned Ashtamudi Lake, making it the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala.
Kollam Beach
The beach is in the Kollam City limits and just one kilometre from main NH 47 road.Kollam is located 71 km from Thiruvananthapuram
Situated about 8 kms north of Kollam , Neendakara is the Headquarters of the Indo-Norwegian Fisheries Community project
Palaruvi Waterfalls
About 4 km from Aryankavu, Palaruvi is a slender thread of water hurtling down from a height of about 300 feet
Punalur is one of the important industrial centers of kerala.
Sasthamkotta Freshwater Lake
Sasthamcottah is an attractive village situated about 19 kms. from Kollam Town.
Shenduruny Wildlfe Sanctury
The Shenduruny forest - declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1984 gets its name from an endemic species of tree called Chenkuruny
Thangassery is a place of historical importance situated 5 kms. away from Kollam town
Thenmala Hill Station
Thenmala in Kollam District, Kerala is the first planned ecotourism destination in India.
Thirumullavaram Beach
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