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Tangasseri Light House, Kollam

Tangasseri Light house, kollam is an icon of ancient Quilon and is situated 5 km away from Kollam town in the state of Kerala. Tangasseri or ‘Dutch Quilon’ as it was called, was once a British enclave. Meaning ‘gold village’ in local parlance, this was the hub of a flourishing trade that used gold as currency. This seaside village of historic importance shelters the ruins of an Old Portuguese fort and churches built during the 18th century. Tangasseri Lighthouse is an icon of ancient Kollam and is situated 5 km away from Kollam town in the state of Kerala.

Tangasseri Light house, kollam boasts of being the second tallest on the entire coast of Kerala and is thus even one of the most visited lighthouses in the state on this account.It is one of the two lighthouses in the Kollam Metropolitan Area and is presently under the surveillance of the Chennai Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships. The majestic tower is clearly visible and distinct, with its painted red and white oblique bands, and looks pretty indeed in all its glory and majesty. The tower has a total height of 41 metres, or 135 feet, and has been operational since the year 1902. The beacon can be seen up to 13 miles out at sea. Check out the lighthouse at Thangasseri, which is open to visitors from 1530 – 1730 hrs. Get to see the sun setting and the moon rising simultaneously at Thangasseri on the drive down the Lighthouse Road, which gives you a breathtaking view of the sea as well. Lift facility has been installed at the lighthouse to help everyone reach the top of the lighthouse with ease.

Contact for more Info: +91 474 276 9999

Discover more about Kollam at :

www.kollamtourism.org , www.discoverkollam.com

Kollam Beach Blog

Kollam Beach – The Most Visited Beach in Kerala

Kollam Beach the most visited beach in Kerala is situated at the heart of Kollam City and very near to Kollam Sea Port, Bus Station and Railway Station. It is one of the longest and most preferred beaches in Kerala, India. Right at the beach you can also spot The Quilon Beach Hotel ( Previously called The Beach Orchid Hotel ) the first five star hotel in Kollam.

The Kollam Beach also houses the Mahatma Gandhi Park, which was inaugurated in 1961, and has been a significant tourist attraction ever since.  An aquarium is also getting ready right at the beach. The backwaters are also very close to the beach with a boat terminal for inland navigation. One can see the magnificent Vaadi Fishing Harbour, Kollam Sea Port, Tangasseri Breakwater and Tangasseri Light House right from the beach. Mesmerising view of the sunrise, the sunset, the ships and the fishing boats adds feast to your eyes. Weekends are mostly crowded at the beach with large number of tourists and visitors from around the country. Various activities are available for kids at the nearby kids play areas while all can enjoy kite flying at the beach.

Voted as the first ‘Beach Wedding Destination‘ in Kerala, the Kollam Beach requires no introduction. This scenic and breathtaking natural wonder is also known as the Mahatma Gandhi Beach and boasts of pristine blue waters that seem to unite with the bright sky at an infinite distance, while tourists marvel at the sheer magnificence of the majestic scene. The Kollam Beach is brimming with a large number of local and international tourists all year round who can be seen enjoying the numerous activities that the beach offers, while also appreciating the enchanting panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. The cultural and spiritual aura of the beach is indeed contagious and fills the visitors with renewed energy and passions. 

Opening/Closing time : It is open 24X7

Contact for more Info: +91 474 276 9999

Discover more about Kollam at :

www.kollamtourism.org , www.discoverkollam.com

The History and Heritage of Kollam

Kollam or Quilon, formerly known as Desinganadu, is an ancient seaport city on the Laccadive Sea coast, nearby the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake. One of the most important trade centres in India in the earliest of times, today Kollam is known for it’s tourist attractions which include it’s astonishing Ashtamudi backwaters, soothing beaches and enticing picnic spots. Let us have an insight into the rich History and Heritage of Kollam.

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