About Kollam district:

Kollam is a district in Kerala state, India. The total area of the district is 2,498 sq.km. According to recent census the total population of the district is 2629703 living in houses, among them male population is 1244815 and female population is 1384888. Sex ratio of the district is 1113 females per 1000 males, and literacy rate is 94.09%.

Kollam district vehicle registration code is KL 02. Regional Transport Office (RTO) located in Kollam.


Electricity Tariff Slabs and Rates:

  • Consumption less than 250 Units - 1 to 50 units = Rs.2.80 per unit, 51 to 100 units = Rs.3.20 per unit, 101 to 150 units = Rs.4.20 per unit, 151 to 200 units = Rs.5.80 per unit, 201 to 250 units = Rs.7.0 per unit
  • For Monthly units between 250 and 300(all units) - 1 to 300 units = Rs.5.0 per unit
  • For Monthly units between 300 and 350(all units) - 1 to 350 units = Rs.5.70 per unit
  • For Monthly units between 350 and 400(all units) - 1 to 400 units = Rs.6.10 per unit
  • For Monthly units between 400 and 500(all units) - 1 to 500 units = Rs.6.70 per unit
  • For Monthly units above 500(all units) - 1 and above units = Rs.7.50 per unit
Important Festivals of the district:

Onam, Vishu, Navaratri, Deepavali, Maha Shivaratri, Christmas, Easter, Milad Sherif, Ramadan, Bakrid, Thiruvathira, are the major festivals celebrated in Kollam district.

Kollam Cuisine:

Ada, Appam, Avial, Chakkavaratti, Chatti Pathiri, Egg roast, Idiyappam, Injipuli, Kaalan, Kerala pachadi, Kheer, Kichadi, Kinnathappam, Koottukari, Kozhukkatta, Matta rice, Molagoottal, Olan, Paddu, Pathiri, Pesaha Appam, Pidiyum kozhiyum, Puttu, Sadhya, Tapioca chips, Thalassery biryani, Theeyal, Thoran, Unnakai, Unni appam, Vinyali are few of the many varieties of Kollam.

Top tourist places in Kollam:

Places of interest in Kollam:

Thangassery Light House, Munroe Island, Palaruvi Falls, Kollam Beach, Thirumullavaram Beach, Sasthamkotta Lake, Neendakara Port, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, R P Mall, Jadayupara (Jadayu Rock), Panmana Ashram, Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary, Thevally Palace, The Cave Temple at Kottukal, Kulathuppuzha Sastha Temple, Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls, Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum, Mahatma Gandhi Beach, Holy Cross Church, Infant Jesus Cathedral, Rameshwara Temple are the major tourist attractions of the district.

Agriculture:

Coconut, rubber, tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom, areca nut, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, tapioca and Paddy are the major crops that are cultivated mostly in the area.

Railway Stations in Kollam district:

  • Auvaneswsarem
  • Chandanattop Ha
  • Iravipuram
  • Karunagapalli
  • Kilikollur
  • Kundara East
  • Quilon Junction
  • Kottarakara
  • Kundara
  • Mayyanad
  • Ochira
  • Paravur
  • Perinad
  • Punalur
  • Sasthankotta
  • Turavur

Insurance Companies in Kollam:

  • National Insurance Company ,Poilakada Rd, Taluk Kachery, Kollam, Kerala 691001
  • Reliance General Insurance Co ,1st Floor, Varinjam Towers, Near Hotel Shah International, Chinnakkada, Residency Rd, Kollam, Kerala 691001
  • The New India Assurance Co., Kollam City Branch ,2 Floor, Krishnaswamy AVE Convent Road,, Kollam, Kerala 691001
  • Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co. Limited ,Door No. 1541 / 386 F, Radhakrishna Building, Kadappakada, Kollam, Kerala 691008
  • Life Insurance Corporation ,Roshees square, Ashramam Rd, Uliyakovil East, Kadapakkada, Kollam, Kerala 691008
  • Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd ,S S Complex, P.O Junction,, Pallimukku, Kollam, Kerala 691010
  • Birla Sun Life Insurance ,MWRA 44, Beach Rd, Kochupilammood, Pallithottam, Thamarakulam, Kollam, Kerala 691001

Lawyers (Advocates) in Kollam:

  • Adv. Shilpa Oommen ,T D Nagar, Vidya Nagar, Kollam, Kerala 691013
  • Advocate P.Justin ,Thangasherry East, Thangassery, Kollam, Kerala 691007
  • MS Legal Associates ,No. TP/V/404, Krishnakripa, Naduvilakkara, Mukhathala, Kollam, Kerala 691577
  • Alliancegain ,Kollam -Theni Hwy, Kokkappally, Kanjirappally, Kerala 686555

Blood banks in Kollam:

  • IMA Blood Bank ,Ashramam Rd, Asramam, Kollam, Kerala 691002

Trading companies in Kollam:

Hotels in Kollam:

  • Hotel Sea Palace,Kochupilamoodu Road, Kollam, Kerala 691001
  • Hotel Sea Pearl,NTV Nagar, Kadapakkada, Kollam, Kerala 691008
  • Vaidya Hotels,Residency Rd, Chamkkada, Kollam, Kerala 691001
  • Hotel Sudarsan, Chinnakada, Kollam, Kerala 691001
  • The Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Center 5 star Hotel, Beach Road,, Pallithottam, Thamarakulam, Kollam, Kerala 691006
  • The Raviz Resort and Spa, Ashtamudi,Thevally, Mathilil, Kerala 691601
  • Hotel Allseason,Hotel Allseason Mathilil Kadavoor, Kollam, Kerala 691601
  • United-21 Island Paradise Hotel,Pathayakodi, Pullichira, Kottiyam, Kollam, Kerala 691571
  • THE CENTRAL PARK HOTEL, Prathibha Junction, Kollam-Tirumangalam Road, Kollam, Kerala 691008

Theatres in Kollam district:

  • Chellam Theatre - Puthur, Kottarakara
  • Gouri Theatre - Kavanad, Kavanad
  • Grand - Chinnakada, Kollam
  • Krishna Theatre - Karunagapalli, Karunagappally
  • Minerva Theatre - Market Junction, Kottarakara
  • Prince - Chinnakada, Kollam
  • Thailakshmi Theatre - Pathanapuram,, Punalur
  • Tharangam Theatre - Puthiyakavu, Karunagappally
  • Varsha - Anchal, Anchal
  • Varsha Royal - Anchal, Anchal

Demographics:

Taluka in the district and their information is given below.

Tehsil Population Male Female
Karunagappally 159893 76816 83077
Kollam
Kottarakkara 170181 80194 89987
Kunnathur
Pathanapuram 165675 77856 87819
Banks and their branches:
Sno. Bank Name No. of branches
1 Allahabad Bank 1
2 Axis Bank 5
3 Bank Of Baroda 4
4 Bank Of Maharashtra 1
5 Canara Bank 29
6 Catholic Syrian Bank Limited 9
7 Central Bank Of India 16
8 City Union Bank Limited 1
9 Corporation Bank 12
10 Dena Bank 1
11 Dhanalakshmi Bank 4
12 Federal Bank 46
13 HDFC Bank 5
14 ICICI Bank Limited 10
15 IDBI Bank 10
16 Indian Bank 30
17 Indian Overseas Bank 12
18 Indusind Bank 1
19 ING Vysya Bank 3
20 Karnataka Bank Limited 1
21 Karur Vysya Bank 1
22 Kerala Gramin Bank 20
23 Laxmi Vilas Bank 1
24 North Malabar Gramin Bank 19
25 Punjab And Sind Bank 1
26 Punjab National Bank 2
27 South Indian Bank 18
28 State Bank Of India 33
29 State Bank Of Mysore 1
30 State Bank Of Travancore 58
31 Syndicate Bank 12
32 Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited 1
33 Union Bank Of India 9
34 YES Bank 2