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Places to visit in Kollam, Kerala in 2021 with your loved ones!

By Chandru - August 5, 2020
Munroe Island, Kollam

Kollam has been on the route map of spice traders for a very long time. Legendary explorers like Ibn Battuta to Marco Polo have talked about the influence of Kollam district for ages. Enriched with a long and scenic coastline, Kollam has many tranquil and scenic places to offer. Since it is located on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake, it is also one of the best places to go cruising in the backwaters. Here are some places to visit in Kollam that you can’t skip on your trip.

Best Places To Visit In Kollam

A beautiful place in South India, with quite a lot of places to visit in Kollam for one to explore. Have a look at some of the best places to visit in Kollam for an unimaginable vacation in Kerala, truly the God’s Own Country. They will lift your senses like never before and give you a soul-soothing experience. These places to visit in Kollam are perfect if you are looking for an escape from the monotonous urban life and daily routines.

  1. Palaruvi Waterfalls
  2. Ashtamudi Lake
  3. Mayyanad
  4. Kulathupuzha
  5. Jatayu’s Earth Centre
  6. Asramam Adventure Park
  7. Rameshwara Temple
  8. Thenmala Deer Park
  9. Karunagappally
  10. Thirumullavaram Beach

1. Palaruvi Waterfalls

Palaruvi means “milky streams”. You should visit this stunning waterfall located on the Kollam-Shencottah Road, which falls from 300 feet. An ideal time to visit this waterfall is from June to January. Even if you visit this place on a low-season, it is a beautiful picnic spot with your family. The 32nd highest waterfall in India, it is also known to have Ayurvedic resources. Do not forget to include this in your places to visit in Kollam.

Palaruvi Waterfalls in Kollam
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2. Ashtamudi Lake

One should definitely include this place in their top places to visit in Kollam and the most visited lake and backwater in the state. Rich green waterways lined with palm and coconut trees, there is no better place to start exploring Kollam that is considered to be one of the best Kollam tourist places. Ashtamudi translates to ‘Eight Coned’ in Malayalam. A houseboat trip to this lake is among the most popular places to visit in Kollam.

Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam
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3. Mayyanad

You must visit this important place known for shrines and temples and amongst the best tourist places to visit in Kollam. Located at a distance of 10 kilometres from Kollam, it has nine significant temples. It rests on the banks of the Paravur Lake and also the coast of Arabian Sea. The most important one being the Lord Subramaniam Temple. The village has some of the oldest temples of Kollam visited by pilgrims from all across the nation and is one of the best places to visit near Kollam.

Mayyanad beach is one of the places to visit in Kollam
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4. Kulathupuzha

One can find Kulathupuzha town located at a distance of 64 kilometres from Kollam. It is famous for its Sastha temple, which is located on the banks of River Kulathupuzha. If you are a Vishnu devotee, then do visit this place in the month of April/ May as the Vishnu Mahotsava takes place here. You can also check out the Eco-Tourism of Thenmala with Indo Swiss dairy farms which is located 9 kilometres away and that is one of the best places to see in Kollam.

Kulathupuzha is one of the places to visit in Kollam
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5. Jatayu’s Earth Centre

For the best of Kollam travel, this is a very recent development, the Jatayu Nature Park is a rock-themed park. The adventure park has 6D theatre, an audio-visual digital room, cable car and many more. You will see this place promoting mythology and adventure tourism. This giant bird statue located on a hilltop is absolutely unique and something that shouldn’t be missed.

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6. Asramam Adventure Park

Located in the core of the city near the bus stand, you should visit this fun adventure park with children. You can also experience backwater cruises from here to Alleppey. You can also witness many mangroves and go to the open gym. If you are visiting Kollam with family, this place must be in your list of top places to visit in Kollam.

7. Rameshwara Temple

An ancient temple in Kollam which dates back to the 12th Century. It is believed to be constructed in the Pandian style of architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, one interesting feature of this temple is the sculpture of Vyala, the mythological monster. This is probably one of the best places to visit in Kollam!

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8. Thenmala Deer Park

One can see this deer park within the Kallada riverside forest. You can also spot many types of deer here from the Barking deer, Spambar Deer, Spotted deer, Axis deer and many more. Apart from that, there is also a children’s park and a treehouse as well that you can explore. Do not forget to add this in the list of places to visit in Kollam if you are travelling with your kids.

9. Karunagappally

Located 27 km north of Kollam, this beautiful town has many resorts and stunning beaches. The spectacular beauty of this place is one of a kind. The main tourist attraction is the Houseboat facility in Alumkadavu, which is close (only 3 kilometres) to Karunagappally town. If we look into the history of this town, this was really a Buddhist site, which is why you will notice a beautiful place called Krishnapura Palace housing a deity of Lord Buddha.

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10. Thirumullavaram Beach

A scenic and popular beach located in the city of Kollam, this beach is renowned for the yearly ritual of Karkidaka Vavubali. This beach is located at a distance of 6 kilometres from Kollam. Thirumullavaram Beach is also placed among the twin beaches in the Cashew capital of the world. This is a great place for Kollam travel with your family.

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Hope this guide of best places to visit in Kollam will help you plan the trip! So, wait no longer and plan your Kerala tour package with Pickyourtrail for a complete vacation. This place is just perfect if you are looking for an escape from the monotonous urban life. Also, check out our guides page or leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options!

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