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“Kerela Town, with house boat trips”
Review of Kollam

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California
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
95 helpful votes
“Kerela Town, with house boat trips”
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Kollam was the never-heard of Kerela town which I happened to be in for a friend's wedding. It was also a good chance for us to meet up old friends.

Kollam like any other Kerela town is rich in sea food smelling of coconut oil. The highlight of the trip was that it also had a jetty for house boat rides. For those who want to be away from Alaphuza, or Kumarkom, and beat the commercial rush there, can head to Kollam for their house boat ride. Let me tell you that the experience is no different, with the exception of the crowds there. Kollam also has boat rides in the back waters, and lovely resorts by the water.

We opted for the overnite house boat ride. They generally park for the night near a fishing village. Food is prepared onboard and can be customized to taste.

There are other places of interest near Kollam like the Elephant Training Center, waterfalls, beaches etc.

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Kollam, India
1 review
1 helpful vote
“my favorite place is kolllam astamudi backwaters”
Reviewed 1 June 2011

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Hamburg, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
9 helpful votes
“Kollam - Alleppey Cruise... must try!”
Reviewed 21 August 2010

We travelled from Varkala to Kochin, and stopped at Kollam just to catch the early 10:30am boat cruise to Alleppey. The 9 hours boat ride will allow you to experience the backwaters in kerala and to catch amazing views of the fishing villages. Worth the money, although it wasn't expensive. The wooden bench could have been upholstered because it's simply difficult to sit for such long hours.

We stayed at the Kodiylil Residency. Simple room, reasonable. Lime green curtains were grey, probably never been washed. Wall were all painted in lime green. Room was dark, can't open the window. Acceptable for backpackers who not willing to pay more and a middle range hotel (by indian standard).

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