|Kollam Beach (കൊല്ലം ബീച്)|
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The beach also has a park of international standard. The Mahatma Gandhi Park was inaugurated on January 1, 1961 by the then Vice President of India, Zakir Hussein.
Kollam was one of the oldest and most important port for international cashew trade on the Malabar coast of the Arabian Sea. Kollam Port is the second largest port in Kerala after Cochin Port Trust, as of 2010.
Kollam was once a favourite settlement of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English in succession before Independence.
The port is protected by the Tangasseri Breakwater, extending about 1.1 miles SSE of Tangasseri Point.The exotic location and backwaters makes Kollam Beach, Kerala's one of the best Tourist Attraction.
A 144-foot-tall century-old lighthouse built in 1902 is a major landmark.
Ruins of Portuguese / Dutch forts and 18th-century churches near the port remain as a memento of the Portuguese and Dutch rule of the area.
Events in Kollam
Other renowned beaches in Kerala
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