Kollam is considered as a leading spice market in the world. The name 'Kollam' is derived from the Sanskrit word Kollam which means pepper. It is believed that the present town area was built by Sapir Iso, a Syrian merchant during 9th century.
It is believed that the first foreign community to settle in Kollam was Chinese and in the past era this place was famous for its palaces and known as the City of Palaces. The district has some interesting historic remnants and temples, having traditional ornate style of architecture.
Kollam is a sighting place for the one who is seeking lagoons, backwaters and beaches. There are various buildings and structures to explore, but the major travel places are temples and mosques. While visiting the temple, women should be in sari while men in dhoti (mundi).
Globetrotters can relish a luxurious boat ride over the backwaters as it offers tapioca and spicy fish curry. No doubt, the place offers a refreshing and pleasant holiday experience to the travelers.
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There are various buildings and structures to explore, but the major travel places are temples and mosques. While visiting the temple, women should be in sari while men in dhoti (mundi).