Kollam or Quilon , in the past Desinganadu, is an old seaport and city on the Laccadive Sea bank of the Indian province of Kerala. The city is on the banks Ashtamudi Lake.
Kollam has had a solid business notoriety since the times of the Phoenicians and Romans. Bolstered by the Chinese exchange, it was said by Ibn Battuta in the fourteenth century as one of the five Indian ports he had seen over the span of his twenty-four year ventures.
Desinganadu’s rajas traded government offices with Chinese rulers while there was a thriving Chinese settlement at Kollam. In the ninth Century, on his approach to Canton, China, Persian dealer Sulaiman al-Tajir observed Kollam to be the main port in India gone to by immense Chinese throws out. Marco Polo, the Venetian voyager, who was in Chinese administration under Kublai Khan in 1275, went by Kollam and different towns on the west drift, in his ability as a Chinese mandarin.