A picturesque town in Kerala’s Kollam district, Nilamel is 44 km away from its capital city, Thiruvananthapuram. It derived its name from the Malayalam word nilam meaning paddy field, as this area is full of paddy fields and is also the rice bowl of the neighbouring areas. This lush green town is close to Varkala (28 km), making it even more alluring.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Nilamel. However, Varkala (28 km) has a number of options, including Karthika Plaza Resort (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Woodhouse Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs.800) and Hill View Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs.1,000).
Malayalam is the official language of Nilamel. English is also spoken and understood.
People in Nilamel celebrate Vishu in April, Onam in August-September, Easter and Christmas.
Places of Interest
There are several places to visit in and around Nilamel. Some of the places worth visiting are Kadakkal (6 km), Attingal (21 km), Varkala (28 km), Varkala Beach (29 km) and Kappil Beach (30 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport, which is 49 km away.
Kollam Railway Station (39 km away) is the nearest major railhead connecting this town to other cities.
There are buses from Kollam, Varkala and Thiruvananthapuram. People of this region depend mostly on state-run buses. You can get discount on bus booking if you log on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.