Kollam district is a veritable Kerala in miniature , reflecting all the colours of kerala kaleidoscope. The district has immense tourist potential as it is blessed by nature’s bounty. It has beautiful beaches and backwaters, meandering river, lovely lakes, majestic mountains, verdant valleys, lush forests, fertile plains with vest green fields producing tropical crops. It also has historic monuments and numerous temples built in the traditional architectural style.

The district has about 37.3 kms. Long coastline and has a good network of backwater and canals. It also fairly developer coir and bamboo industry. The handicrafts produce include screw-pine fancy goods, cone and rattan works, paddy straw pictures and wood carving.