Audiotour

AudiotourKollam (Quilon) - Kerala - The Gateway to Kerala Backwaters

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  1. Audiotour overzicht
  2. Audiotour overzicht

    Welcome to Kollam the district situated on the banks of Lake Ashtamudi. The name Kollam is derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Kollam’, which means pepper.  Earlier, this place was an important part of Travancore Kingdom. Velu Thampi Dalawa, the then prime minister of Travancore Kingdom, was the man behind the early development of this region.  It was he, who built markets and trading places in the city and invited traders from all over the country. Chinese, Romans, and Arabs built trade relationships with Kollam since ancient times. Today this district is a major centre for cashew processing and trading, Pencil slat manufacturing, sea food export, dairy farming and minerals and metal trading. About 30% of Kollam is surrounded by Ashtamudi lake which is considered as the southern gateway to the backwaters. This unique geographical feature makes this land “THE” gateway for the spectacular backwaters of Kerala. Presence of famous historic remnants and architectural structures makes this place, one of the major tourist destinations in Kerala. Follow this tour to explore 9 major tourist attractions in Kollam and refer below for more tourist destinations in Kollam district.  

    Religious places

    Kottarakkara Ganapathi Temple

    Beaches & Light house

    Thirumullavaram Beach

    Thangassery Lighthouse

    Culture & Heritage

    Munore Island

    Needakara Port

    Aryankavu village

    Hanging Bridge Punalur         

    Nature & wild

    Sasthamkotta lake

    References:

    www.keralatourism.org

    www.kollam.nic.in

    Acknowledgements:

    We express our sincere gratitude to the Director of Kerala Tourism, for the support and to grant permission for using Kerala Tourism content and photographs for the production of this audio tour.

    We also give due credit to the photographers in Wikimedia for using the photographs listed under Wikimedia commons collection for some of the attractions with appropriate citation.

    Content Provider Details:

    Content Author         : Ms. Ambili Prabhakaran, Kannur

    Editing & Scripting    : Mr. Ummer Sahib, Palakkad

    Voice Over Artist       : Ms. Bharaty Menon, Kottayam

    Disclaimer:

    The content and photographs used in the audio tour are aggregated from Kerala Tourism website and from various other published sources, written, edited and scripted by the respective authors and does not reflect Kerala Tourism's official position in any way. Informap and its authors disclaim any direct or indirect harm, loss or injury caused by using this audio tour.

     

     

     

  3. 1 Kollam Beach
  4. 2 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum
  5. 3 Cheena Kottaram
  6. 4 Thevally Palace
  7. 5 Sasthamkotta Lake
  8. 6 Jatayu Para or Jatayu Nature Park
  9. 7 Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. 8 Thenmala
  11. 9 Palaruvi (Paal-aruvi) falls
  1. Audiotour overzicht

    Welcome to Kollam the district situated on the banks of Lake Ashtamudi. The name Kollam is derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Kollam’, which means pepper.  Earlier, this place was an important part of Travancore Kingdom. Velu Thampi Dalawa, the then prime minister of Travancore Kingdom, was the man behind the early development of this region.  It was he, who built markets and trading places in the city and invited traders from all over the country. Chinese, Romans, and Arabs built trade relationships with Kollam since ancient times. Today this district is a major centre for cashew processing and trading, Pencil slat manufacturing, sea food export, dairy farming and minerals and metal trading. About 30% of Kollam is surrounded by Ashtamudi lake which is considered as the southern gateway to the backwaters. This unique geographical feature makes this land “THE” gateway for the spectacular backwaters of Kerala. Presence of famous historic remnants and architectural structures makes this place, one of the major tourist destinations in Kerala. Follow this tour to explore 9 major tourist attractions in Kollam and refer below for more tourist destinations in Kollam district.  

    Religious places

    Kottarakkara Ganapathi Temple

    Beaches & Light house

    Thirumullavaram Beach

    Thangassery Lighthouse

    Culture & Heritage

    Munore Island

    Needakara Port

    Aryankavu village

    Hanging Bridge Punalur         

    Nature & wild

    Sasthamkotta lake

    References:

    www.keralatourism.org

    www.kollam.nic.in

    Acknowledgements:

    We express our sincere gratitude to the Director of Kerala Tourism, for the support and to grant permission for using Kerala Tourism content and photographs for the production of this audio tour.

    We also give due credit to the photographers in Wikimedia for using the photographs listed under Wikimedia commons collection for some of the attractions with appropriate citation.

    Content Provider Details:

    Content Author         : Ms. Ambili Prabhakaran, Kannur

    Editing & Scripting    : Mr. Ummer Sahib, Palakkad

    Voice Over Artist       : Ms. Bharaty Menon, Kottayam

    Disclaimer:

    The content and photographs used in the audio tour are aggregated from Kerala Tourism website and from various other published sources, written, edited and scripted by the respective authors and does not reflect Kerala Tourism's official position in any way. Informap and its authors disclaim any direct or indirect harm, loss or injury caused by using this audio tour.

     

     

     

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  • Alan

    5 out of 5 rating 09-21-2017

    The place is absolute surrounded with greenery, and people belonging to all age groups should visit this. I personally felt very beautiful as I was not aware that there are some beautiful places in and around kerala itself. Thank you izi travel for adding more meaning to this beautiful place.

  • Anu

    5 out of 5 rating 09-21-2017

    Bharathi... love the voice... i can roam around through your lovely voice.. it gives me a virtual tour what I need is to close my eyes and relax and just imagine. Thank you entire team for this..

  • Gokul

    5 out of 5 rating 09-21-2017

    It was excellent. There was proper voice modulation wherever needed. The Malayalam could've been a bit better, but it wasn't bad. The only mistake I heard in this audio clip was that you used "the lake Ashtamudi Kayal" which literally means the same. Hope to listen more travelogues in your beautiful voice. 😊