The present day Quilon is famous for its varied modern industries, Cashewnut Processing & Research, fisheries etc. for the tourists coming from Trivandrum, Quilon is the beginning of the magnificent backwaters of Kerala. Quilon like Alleppey is also surrounded by beautiful coconut palms presenting a panoramic view cruising on this lake is very interesting.
Altitude: Sea level, Temperature: (deg C) Summer- Max 35, Min 25, Winter- Max 33.5, Min 24., Rainfall: 279 cms., Best Season: October to March.
Places Of Interest: Thangassery Light House and Backwaters.
Excursions: Chavara- 16 kms, Kundara- 13 kms, Courtallam (Health Resort)- 104 kms, Alleppey- 85 kms.
Reach - By Air: The nearest Airport Trivandrum- 71 kms is connected to Bombay, Bangalore, Cochin, Delhi, Madras, Male & Colombo. By Rail: Connected to major cities in India. By Road: Chavara- 16 kms, Trivandrum- 71 kms, Varkala- 37 kms, Alleppey- 85 kms, Kottayam- 110 kms, Thekkady- 198 kms, Ernakulam- 152 kms, Kundara-13 kms, Trichur- 229 kms, Palghat- 308 kms, Calicut- 374 kms, Cannanore- 461 kms, Kasaragod- 575 kms.