Kollam - Tourist Attraction in Kollam

Kollam, Tourist Attractions in Kollam

Kollam Tourist Attractions

The major tourist attraction in Kollam are the Thangasseri Beach, the Thirumullavaram Beach, Ariankavu, Palaruvi waterfall, Sasthamkotta, Kulathupuzha, Ochira and Mayyanad.


Ariankavu is situated about 70 kms from Kollam on the Kollam Shenkottai road. Ariankavu is famous for the shrine dedicated to Lord Sastha. The main festivals which are celebrated in the month of December are Mandala Pooja and Trikalyanam
Kollam Beach, Thangasseri Beach in Kollam
Thangasseri Beach 
The Thangasseri beach is situated about 5 kms from Kollam. This seaside village of historic importance
has the ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches
built in
the 18th century. This beach also has a Thangasseri lighthouse.


Palaruvi means the milky stream. The Palaruvi waterfalls
makes its way down the rocks, from a height of 300 feet. The Palaruvi wood is a beautiful picnic spot situated
about 75 kms. from Kollam. 
Kulathupuzha is situated on a forest range on the Thiruvananthapuram Shenkottai road. Kulathupuzha is known for the Sastha temple. The most important festival is the Vishnu Mahotsavam which is celebrated in the month of April and May. 
Backwaters in Kollam

Thirumullavaram Beach

Thirumullavaram Beach is situated about 6 kms from Kollam. This secluded beach is a beautiful picnic centre and has frequent bus connections to the town. 


The ancient Sastha temple which lends its name to the Sasthamkotta town, is an important pilgrim centre. The vast fresh water lake which is located in Sasthamkotta is the largest of its kind in Kerala. 


Ochira is the famous pilgrim centre located about 34 kms. from the Kollam town. The unique feature of this famous pilgrim centre is the there is no deity or idol at the famous Parabrahma temple dedicated to universal consciousness. The two main annual festivals are Ochira Kali which is celebrated in mid June and the twelve day Pantharandu Vilakku which is celebrated in November and December.

Mayyanad is noted for its shrines and temple: The most important of the nine temples here is the Subramanya temple at Umayanallor. This shrine is said to have been consecrated by the great Hindu philosopher Sree Sankaracharya. 
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