Asramam

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Asramam

ആശ്രാമം

Ashramam
Neighbourhood
Asramam Link Road
Asramam is located in Kollam
Asramam
Asramam
Location in Kollam, India
Asramam is located in Kerala
Asramam
Asramam
Asramam (Kerala)
Asramam is located in India
Asramam
Asramam
Asramam (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
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Government
 • BodyKollam Municipal Corporation(KMC)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691002
Vehicle registrationKL-02
Lok Sabha constituencyKollam
Civic agencyKollam Municipal Corporation
Avg. summer temperature34 °C (93 °F)
Avg. winter temperature22 °C (72 °F)
Websitehttp://www.kollam.nic.in

Asramam (Malayalam: ആശ്രാമം) or 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.[6][7][8][9] The thick Mangrove forests in this area are very popular all over the state.[10] 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Councils - Kollam City Corporation
  2. ^ 2,000 saplings for Asramam Maidan
  3. ^ "Aviation school proposal evokes mixed response". The Hindu. 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2014-09-15.
  4. ^ [2] IMA - Kollam
  5. ^ [3] Astro-turf hockey stadium - The New Indian Express
  6. ^ Sculptors' touch gives a new look to adventure park
  7. ^ Nod for work on park
  8. ^ Picnic Village in Kollam
  9. ^ A historical building floored
  10. ^ Biodiversity heritage tag for Asramam mangroves soon
  11. ^ SIMS, Kollam
  12. ^ ESIC Model & Super Speciality Hospital, Kollam Archived 14 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Biodiversity heritage site status mooted for Thirunavaya". Times of India. 2017-08-22. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  14. ^ "State's first biodiversity heritage site in Kollam". The Hindu. 2017-07-27. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  15. ^ KCA, Kollam
  16. ^ Astro turf stadium for Kollam