This is the second-largest port in Kerala by facilities and the volume of cargo handled. Situated 4 km from Kollam city center, the port was once an icon of busy trade from the ninth century to the seventeenth century. It is now one of India’s twenty major ports located on the southwest coast of India. Founded in the year 825 by Mar Abo, the port paved way for Quilon to become a premier city of the Malabar coast region ahead of Travancore and Cochin, Kollam was a port city of the Chera Dynasty till the formation of the independent Venad Kingdom of which it became the capital. Kollam adonis the place of busy sea trade from ancient times along with Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt. As a major port, it traded with several countries from ancient times. Thousands of Chinese coins and stone-age weapons discovered in 2014 at Kollam Port reveal the historic background and trade culture of the port city of Kollam it has served as the business hub of people from China, the Middle East the Netherlands, Portugal Brazil and other European Mediterranean countries Vessels up to 15000 DWT can both directly at Kollam port now

KOLLAM PORT - Places to Visit in Kerala