YMCA -VISITORS INTEREST
Adventure Park
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.

Palaruvi Waterfalls
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 sight.

Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple 
Situated on the Thiruvananthapuram - Kottayam MC Road, Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple is a magnificent masterpiece of Sculptures.

Kottarakkara
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
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. 

Ashtamudi Lake
Kollam is situated on the banks of scenic and calm Ashtamudi Lake. Lake Ashtamudi is one of the biggest Backwaters of Kerala.

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.

Thirumullavaram Beach
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.
Thangasseri Beach
Situated 5 kms from Kollam Town, this seaside has ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches built in 18th century.

Kollam Beach

2 kms. from Kollam Town.

Boating

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 restorative packages.

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This page was last updated on: 03-Dec-2010