YMCA -VISITORS INTEREST
3 kms from the central bus stand and next to the government
guesthouse at Asramam, is an Adventure park, which
delights children. The Kollam District Tourist Promotion
Council organises backwater cruises from there and during
the season conducts cruises to Alappuzha.
Located near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, 5 kms from
Ariankavu is the lovely waterfalls at Palaruvi, at a height
of 300 feet. Being the pristine spot, the waterfalls give
the impression of following milk, which falls steeply down
into a small shallow pool which is ideal for swimming nearby
there are also smaller cascades, which gives a beautiful
Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple
Situated on the Thiruvananthapuram - Kottayam MC Road,
Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple is a magnificent masterpiece
Kottarakkara is the origin of the famous classical dance has
originated from Kottarakkara Taluk. It was once the capital
of Elayadathu Swarupam, a principality ruled by a branch of
the Travancore Royal Family.
Jatayupara is a huge rock at Chadayamangalam. Legends goes
that the name Jatayupara is from the mythical bird Jatayu in
the epic Ramayana, who is believed to have collapsed on the
rock after failing in his attempts to thwart Ravana's
kidnapping of Sita. The Crafts Festival is held annually
during December-January, featuring the work of craftsmen
from all over the country.
Kollam is situated on the banks of scenic and calm Ashtamudi
Lake. Lake Ashtamudi is one of the biggest Backwaters of
Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary
70 kms from Kollam on the Kollam -Shencotta Road is the
Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is situated on
the banks of the River Shenduny.
Sasthamkotta (Fresh Water Lake)
29 kms from Kollam, on the bank of River Kallada, is a small
town called Sasthamkotta, which is famous for Kerala's
largest freshwater lake. In this town there is also a temple
dedicated to ford Sastha.
Thangassery (Fort and Lighthouse)
Located 5 kms from Kollam town, is Thangassery, a seaside
village of historic importance, which has the ruins of an
Old Portuguese fort and a church, built in 18th century. The
beautiful beach nearby has the lighthouse of 144 feet high.
6 kms north of Kollam town, is the beautiful and quiet
little Thirumullavaram Beach, which is a lovely picnic spot
and is also ideal for swimming or bathing in the sun .It has
frequent bus connections from the town.
Situated 5 kms from Kollam Town, this seaside has ruins of
an old Portuguese fort and churches built in 18th century.
2 kms. from
One of the most
memorable experience for the tourist visiting Kollam is the
opportunity to enjoy the backwater of Kerala on a house
boat. On the way one can see the real Kerala village life.
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Ayurvedic Tour Package
Ayurvedic medical system evolved
in India, around 5,000 year back. Today, Ayurveda is widely
practiced in Kerala, due to its rich traditional heritage
and the availability of medicinal herbs. Kollam is renowned for
Ayurvedic curative and