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Places of Interest in Kollam

Alumkadavu - Jatayupara - Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple - Matha Amrithanandamayi Ashram - Mayyanad - Palaruvi waterfal - Sasthamkotta Thangasseri - Thenmala - Thirumullavaram Beach

Adventure park - which delight children is it Asramam adjacent to the Government Guest House.

Asramam Sri Krishna Swami Temple festival and Kollam Pooram (Asramam Festival) is attracting thousands of local people and tourists.

Kollam Police Museum:

India's first and only one police museum. Explores India's police history other attractions are watch tower, meditation hall, garden, traffic guidance.


It is located 5 Km from Kollam city. Thangasseri is historically important as the remnants and ruins of Portuguese / Dutch for and in 18th century church are evident. The 3 km long beach has a light house.

Thirumullavaram Beach

It is located 6 km from Kollam city. Is a beautiful quiet beach and historically important.

Thevalli palace

The beautiful and historical important palace situated on the banks of Ashtamudi Kayal (back water) Sasthamkotta 26 Km. north-east of Kollam city. Sasthamkotta is situated on the bank of Kallada river. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Sastha. Sasthamkotta lake The place in known for the Sasthamkotta fresh water lake. The natural gift is set amidst scenic surroundings covered by hills on the three sides.

Alumkadavu, Karunagappalli

35 Kms from Kollam Alumkadavu is famous house boat building centre. House boats are main attractions of backwater tourism. Alumkadavu is a famous backwater tourist place.

Minagapalli Manoorkavu Devi Temple

This temple is famous for Kathakali. The temple is very important for Kathakali students and fans. The temple festival is very attractive.


6. 38 Km from Kollam Ochira is a Hindu Pilgrim centre. The unique Parabrahma Temple dedicated to universal truth. Here no temples. Ochira Kali (June) and Panthrandu Vilakku) (November/December) are main festivals.


25 km. from Kollam Kottarakkara Ganapathi Temple The birth place of Kathakali. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganapathi (elephant face God). The temple is also famous for Kottarakkara Unniappam. A rare sweet food.

Kottarakkara Kathakali Museum

Kottarakkara Thamburan Kathakali Museum, is the memorial of Kottarakkara Thamburan (King) the father of the Kathakali. Exhibited various models of Kathakali, Kathakali classes and ornaments, rare musical instruments, sculptures, models of mohiniyattam and other classical dances, 108 natya Kiranangal (Dance Sings) etc.


[Route: Kollam-Kottarakkara-Anchal-Kottukkal] Kottukkal Rock Temple The only one rock temple in the district. The rock temple situated near M.C. Road.

Kottukkal Farm

Kottukkal Farm Located 8 Km. from Anchal town. The farm spread over 140.54 hector. Coconut plantation, herbs plantaiton, gardens and cattle farm are situated here. The very rare medical plants included the medical garden.

Punalur :

40 Km from Kollam The suspention bridge, Punalur built in 18.77 over Kallada river is a star attraction. Kazhuthurutty An important point of Kollam-Shencotta road.

Kannara bridge (13 arches) is attractive and the place in blessed for natural beauty)

Ambanadu (Thenmala Valley Plantation Area)

The high range of Kollam. Orange, Tea and other spices plantation are situated here. [Route : Kollam-Kazhuthurutty-9km-Ambanadu]

Ottakkal Look Out

The gate way of Thenmala area. A watch tower is situated here.


70 km from Kollam The small hill town amidst thick forest Thenmala is an interesting picknic place to enjoy natural scenery The main attraction is trekking. Boating facility also available. Best Season - September to January

Thenmala Deer Park: The another attraction of Thenmala. Thenmala Rock Shelters Near Thenmala Police Station and another is near from R.P.G. estate. They are 5000 year old.

Shendaruni wild life sanctuary

70 km from Kollam The forest area is evergreen forest. Is a nature's gift. Trekking facility available here.  More here


80 km from Kollam Ariyankavu is a beautiful hill area. The famous Sastha Temple is situated here. The place is a Hindu Pilgrim centre. Bordilon's teak plantation, Ariyankavu Bordilon, the first forest conservate of Thiruvithamcoor. He use firstly in the world teak stump to the teak plantation in 1891. The teak plot is a part of Eco-Tourism

Palaruvi Waterfalls

5 km from Ariyankavu. The water falls gets the name as it gives an impression of flowing milk.


95 km from Kollam Is an hilly area. Basically Achencovil is a main Hindu pilgrim center in Kerala. Achencovil Sastha temple is one of the five Sastha temples in Kerala. Achencovil is also a Eco-Tourist place. Trekking is an important attraction.

Manalarkadu: (Manalar Forest)

  • 12 km. from Achencovil
  • Season - June to August

In Manalar forest you contact to the nature. Trekking and other travels facility in the forest are available. Is the center of rare specious birds, orchids and other flowers.

Kubhavurutty water falls

One of the main attraction of Achencovil The waterfalls and near places are absolutely nature's gift. The place is near from NH 208.


Clappana Shanmukha Vilasam Higher Secondary School

 The walls of the school are carrying massive data. The open portrait gallery exhibit photos and life summery of the important persons (politicians, Scientists, Socialists, Artists, Musicians etc) in the world. The data are very important for new generation and historians.

Clappana Near Ochira Kalari

It is a natural bird sanctuary of Kollam, near Sasthamkotta.


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