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An enchanting town, on the shores of the Arabian Sea, Kollam is famous for being an amazing kaleidoscope of lakes, backwaters, beaches, mountains, plains, forests and places of historical importance. Kollam is better known to the rest of India as the Cashew Capital of the country because of being home to naturally grown and organically processed cashew nuts, known for their tempting taste and quality.
The entire district of Kollam is strewn with traditional and modern cashew processing plants and it exports cashew worth Rs. 15,000 million every year. Located about 71 km from the State capital of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam lies on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake and is the Southern Gateway to the famous Backwaters of Kerela. Generously embellished by nature and adorned with man made developments in Trade and Commerce, Kollam is one of the major tourist attractions of the state.