Kollam Tourist Places

Kollam, city built on the banks of the Ashtamudi Kayal(backwater), in the 9th century. Kollam is an important business town. Cashewnut industries and Handloom gave Kollam, its fame. Kerala's largest Fresh water lake 'Ashtamudi' is in Kollam district. Kollam is the entrance to the famous backwaters of Kerala. Tourist Season is from August to March.

Access - Air : International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram 71 km away. Rail : Kollam Railway Station. Road : Facility of KSRTC and Private Vehicles.

Kollam has some of the exotic beaches of Kerala like Thirumullavaram Beach and Kochupilamoodu Beach. Kulathoopuzha, Palaruvi, Chenthurni, Thenmala etc are some of the tourists places in and around Kollam.health prose
Toursist Places
Model Adventure Park : Both children and adults can have some entertainment here. Very good facilities are arranged here in the park.
Thirumullavaram Beach : Thirumullavaram Beach is 6 km north from Kollam town. This beach is suitable for both sea bath and sun bath.
Thankassery : The Thangassery Light House which is 44 meters high is very famous and stands as a sentinel
Kochupilamoodu Beach : Kochupilamoodu Beach is better known as Mahatma Gandhi Beach.The beach is about 2 km from Kollam town.
Sasthamkotta : Kerala's largest Fresh water Lake 'Sasthamkotta' lies 29 km away from Kollam town.
Parabrahma Temple, Ochira : Parahbrahma Temple at Ochira is very famous. The Ochira temple has a peculiarity.
Chenthurni : Chenthuruni is a wild life sanctury situated 70 km away from Kollam. This sanctury is on Kollam-Shencotta Road.
Neendakara : There is also a fishing harbour here. The place is near NH-47, 6 km from Kollam.
Kulathoopuzha : Kulathupuzha is located 64 km from Kollam and 74 kms from Thiruvananthapuram.
Aryankavu : There is a famous Sastha temple, which has some fine sculptures and mural paintings.
Punalur : Kallada River passes through Punalur.
Palaruvi Waterfalls : Palaruvi waterfalls is 5km away from Aryankavu on Punalur-Senkotai route.
Thevalli Palace : The palace built by the Maharaja of Travancore attracts a lot of tourists.
Ashtamudikkayal : Boating through Ashtamudi Kayal is a thrilling experience.
Kottarakkara Ganapathi Temple : Kottarakkara Ganapathi Temple is one of the oldest and famous pilgrim centres of South India.
Vallikkavu : The Vallikkavu ashram, now called Amritandanmayi Math was started in 1981
Jadayuppara : A vast rocky area and a small temple on the top of the rock is Jadayu Para. This place is located at Chadayamangalam and attracts so many tourists.