Asramam

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Asramam
ആശ്രാമം
Ashramam
Neighbourhood
Asramam Link Road
Asramam is located in Kollam
Asramam
Asramam
Asramam is located in Kerala
Asramam
Asramam
Asramam is located in India
Asramam
Asramam
Location in Kollam, India
Coordinates: 8°53′45″N 76°35′32″E / 8.895888°N 76.592092°E / 8.895888; 76.592092Coordinates: 8°53′45″N 76°35′32″E / 8.895888°N 76.592092°E / 8.895888; 76.592092
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Government
 • Body Kollam Municipal Corporation(KMC)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691002
Vehicle registration KL-02
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Civic agency Kollam Municipal Corporation
Avg. summer temperature 34 °C (93 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 22 °C (72 °F)
Website http://www.kollam.nic.in

Asramam (Malayalam: ആശ്രാമം) Ashramam is one of the prime locations in Kollam city of Kerala, India. It is one among the 55 wards of Kollam Municipal Corporation.[1] Asramam is a notable place in the city because of the presence of old airport, public/private institutions, tourism destinations, parks, hospitals, maidan etc. Asramam Maidan, the biggest open space now existing in any of the Kerala Municipal Corporation limits is situated at Asramam.[2] The first airport in the state of Kerala, Kollam Airport, was functioned in this maidan.[3] Asramam is the headquarters of the Kollam branches of Indian Medical Association and Sports Authority of India.[4] Link Road, one of the important roads in the city, passing through Asramam. The one and only International Hockey Stadium in the state is at Asramam.[5]

Importance[edit]

Asramam is one of the most important places of Kollam city, the city's biggest attractions like Adventure park, Children's park, Picnic Village and British Residency are situated at Asramam area.[6][7][8][9] The thick Mangrove forests in this area are very popular all over the state.[10] So many renowned hospitals in the city are situated near Asramam. Sankar's Institute of Medical Science[SIMS], Dr. Nair's Hospital, ESIC Model & Super Speciality Hospital etc. are the famous hospitals near Asramam.[11][12]

Biodiversity Heritage Site

Asramam is going to become the first Biodiversity Heritage Site(BHS) in Kerala state,[13] the 190 years old British Residency, rare varieties of mangrove spread on residency complex and the creek of Ashtamudi Lake would come under this heritage site.[14]

Public/private institutions nearby[edit]

Office of the Superintendent of Police, Kollam

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