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Here are the top 38 places to visit in Kollam

1. Punalur

Punalur

4.1

38 kms
from city center

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1 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

The town's name translates into 'town of water', the river Kallada flows through the city of Punalur. This town is also known as the 'lap of the Western Ghats' because of its serene natural beauty. Punalur is pretty famous for its pineapples, plywood, pepper and timber. It is also famous for its sus...

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2. Palaruvi Waterfalls

Palaruvi Waterfalls

3.4

61 kms
from city center

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2 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

A gorgeous waterfall located on the Kollam-Shencottah Road at Palaruvi is lying at an altitude of 300 feet; the ideal time to enjoy the freshness of the waterfall is from June to January.

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3. Karunagappally

Karunagappally

4.1

20 kms
from city center

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3 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Karunagappalli is a small scenic town in the Kollam district of Kerala. The town is a very peaceful one, hence is getting quite famous as a tourism hotspot of Kerala. The most appealing factor which attracts tourists to Karunagappally is the House boat facility in Alumkadavu, which is very close to ...

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4. Mayyanad

Mayyanad

3.4

9 kms
from city center

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4 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

A hub of many popular shrines for Hindus and Muslims, Mayyanad is situated about 10 km from kollam town. The major attraction of the place being Lord Subramaniam Temple, one can also visit an old mosque and several old churches in the area.

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5. Ashtamudi Lake

Ashtamudi Lake

4.1

9 kms
from city center

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5 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Ashtamudi Lake located in the Kollam District of the Indian state of Kerala, is the most visited backwater and lake in the state. It possesses a unique wetland ecosystem and a large palm-shaped or octopus-shaped water body, second only in size to the Vembanad estuary ecosystem of the state. Ashtamud...

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6. Pathanapuram

Pathanapuram

4.1

35 kms
from city center

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6 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

One of the major trading hubs of kollam District, Pathanapuram is located about 13 km from Punalur along the shore of the river Kallada. The prime attraction of the area is a festival of Chandanakkudam Mahotsavam organized by the mosque during the months of February and March.

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7. Amritapuri

Amritapuri

3.6

26 kms
from city center

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7 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Amritapuri is the headquarters of Amma's worldwide mission and the spiritual home for Amma's monastic disciples and hundreds of householder devotees. This place, which is aldo her birthplace, now sees her followers from across India and abroad, coming here to have Amma's darshan (sighting). She is s...

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8. Kulathupuzha

Kulathupuzha

3.1

49 kms
from city center

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8 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

A small village located on the Thiruvananthapuram-Shencottah Road, Kulathupuzha is renowned for its ancient Sastha Temple. The temple is situated on the banks of River Kulathupuzha and is installed with an idol of Bala Sastha, a form of Lord Hariharaputra.

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9. Alumkadavu

Alumkadavu

3.1

22 kms
from city center

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9 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

A famous picnic spot located near Kolam-Alappuzha National Waterway, Alumkadavu is place that can mesmerize you with if nature's bounty.

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10. Pattazhi

Pattazhi

3.1

29 kms
from city center

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10 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

One more popular religious center, Pattazhi or Pattazhy is located in Pathanapuram Taluk in kollam District. An ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy is among the major attractions of the area.

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11. Aryankavu

Aryankavu

3.1

60 kms
from city center

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11 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Aryankavu is an important pilgrim hub in the kollam District where lies an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Sastha. The mural paintings on the pillar and walls are quite fascinating.

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12. Shenduruny Wildlife sanctuary

Shenduruny Wildlife sanctuary

3.1

63 kms
from city center

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12 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

A part of the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Shenduruny Wildlife sanctuary is a paradise for wildlife lovers. Declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1984, one can also see Parappara Dam in the forest constructed across the Shenduruny and Kulathupuzha River.

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13. Pullichira Church

Pullichira Church

3.1

7 kms
from city center

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13 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Dating back to 16the century AD, Pullichira Church is an ancient building that is mainly renowned for its annual fest. The fest is organized by the church on the first day of the Malayalam calendar or on a Sunday prior to Christmas.

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14. Thevalli Palace

Thevalli Palace

3.1

4 kms
from city center

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14 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

A place of great historic importance, Thevally Palace is situated on the banks of Ashtamude Lake. Once served as the home of Maharaja of Travancore, it was constructed under the rule of Gauri Parvathi Bai between 1800 and 1819.

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15. Maha Vishnu Temple

Maha Vishnu Temple

3.1

21 kms
from city center

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15 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Considered to be the oldest temple of kollam town, Maha Vishnu Temple was said to have been established and blessed by Lord Parshuram or the mythological creator of Kerala.

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16. Shopping in Kollum

Shopping in Kollum

3.0

3 kms
from city center

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16 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

kollam is famous for its cashew nut being the largest producers and exporter. So if you are in the town, makes sure you do buy the nuts. Also spices are the specialty of the region along with seas shell products and antique items.

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17. Thirumullavaram Beach

Thirumullavaram Beach

3.1

7 kms
from city center

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17 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

A perfect place to relax and unwind, to swim and to sunbath, Thirumullavaram Beach is surrounded by calm and serene surroundings. The beach is located hardly 6 km from the kollam town.

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18. Boat Rides

Boat Rides

3.1

18 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

A ride in the beautiful backwaters of Kerala surrounded by peaceful and serene environs is a must for people travelling kollam. The setting sun scattering various hue in the sky is sight to behold along with the enchanting settings of coconut palms on the edges.

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19. Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park

Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park

3.1

3 kms
from city center

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19 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Lying at a distance of just 2 km from kollam town is Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park which is quite popular as a picnic spot among locals and tourists.

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20. Thangassery

Thangassery

3.1

5 kms
from city center

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20 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

A place of high historical significance, Thangassery is located just 5 km from the main town of kollam. The area houses several old churches said to have established in 18th century.

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21. Swimming

Swimming

3.1

7 kms
from city center

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21 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

A beautiful beach town in the Malabar region, Kollam's untouched pristine peacefulness makes the waters of the Arabian Sea a delight to jump into for a refreshing swim.

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22. Rameshwara Temple

Rameshwara Temple

3.1

0 kms
from city center

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22 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Rameshwara Temple is an ancient temple believed to be established in the Pandian style of architecture. The temple features inscriptions that date back to 12th to 16th century.

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23. Oachira

Oachira

3.1

29 kms
from city center

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23 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Quite a sought after pilgrim center in kollam, Oachira lies on the Kollam-Alappuzha Road. Locals of the area worship Lord Parabrahman who's neither the idol or the temple is present at the site.

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24. Neendakara Port

Neendakara Port

3.1

9 kms
from city center

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24 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Neendakara Port situated nearly 8km from kollam Town serves as a major fishing hub in the area. Other than that it is also a headquarters of Indo-Norwegian Fisheries Community Project commenced in year 1953.

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25. Sasthamcotla Lake

Sasthamcotla Lake

3.1

16 kms
from city center

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25 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Sasthamcotla Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Kerala and said to have derived its name from an ancient Sastha Temple located near the lake. The lake is the biggest source of drinking water for the residents of kollam town.

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26. Jatayu Earth's Centre

Jatayu Earth's Centre

3.0

28 kms
from city center

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26 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Jatayu Nature Park is a rock-themed park under construction at Chandamalayam in Kollam district of Kerala, all set to open in August 2017. Built to promote mythology and adventure tourism, the tourism centre boasts of 6D theatre, an audio-visual digital room, cable car and ayurvedic cave resort. It ...

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27. Kollam Pooram

Kollam Pooram

3.0

3 kms
from city center

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27 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

The annual Kollam pooram takes place every year in April, organised in connection with the festival of the Asramam Sri Krishnaswami temple, at the Asramam maidan. The festival is widely popular, and witnesses a large amount of footfall each year. A grand procession of elephants arrive from different...

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28. Kottukkal Cave Temple

Kottukkal Cave Temple

32 kms
from city center

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28 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

The Kottukkal Cave Temple is a beautiful and serene rock-cut shrine. It is an excellent example of rock cut architecture that prevailed between the 6th and 8th centuries CE and is looked at with awe by architecture students as well as pious devotees alike.

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29. Panmana Ashram

Panmana Ashram

84 kms
from city center

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29 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Better known as the Mahasamadhi Peedom of Sree Chattampy Swamikal, the Panmana Ashram is reputed all across the country for being an excellent centre of learning and service. This unique sacred place is located just 18 kilometres to the north of the Kollam City, and witnesses a large footfall each d...

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30. Thangassery Lighthouse

Thangassery Lighthouse

5 kms
from city center

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30 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

The Thangassery Light House, also known as the Tangasseri Light House, boasts of being the second tallest lighthouse on the entire coast of Kerala and is thus even one of the most visited lighthouses in Kerala on this account.

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31. Kollam Beach

Kollam Beach

3 kms
from city center

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31 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Voted as the first 'Beach Wedding Destination' in Kerala, the Kollam Beach requires no introduction. This scenic and breathtaking natural wonder is also known as the Mahatma Gandhi Beach and boasts of pristine blue waters that seem to unite with the bright sky at an infinite distance, while tourists...

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32. Munroe Island

Munroe Island

11 kms
from city center

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32 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

The Munroe Island, also known as Mundrothuruthu, is a picturesque and magnificent inland island renowned for its splendid beauty and scenic views and adds to the sheer beauty and charm of the already intriguing God's own country. This hidden treasure comprises of 8 islands in total, all of which are...

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33. Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls

Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls

65 kms
from city center

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33 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

Known for its clear blue waters that cascade from majestic heights, the Kumbhavurutty Waterfall boasts of being on the top of the list of the most beautiful and magnanimous waterfalls in Kerala, and this scenic spot never fails to enthral tourists with its splendid views and colourful hues of the wa...

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34. Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary

Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary

66 kms
from city center

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34 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

The Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary is like a treasure trove for all nature lovers, photographers, archaeologists and biologists since the place is home to endless flowering plants, birds and trees. The vast floral and faunal variety that is found here is what attracts tourists from all across the cou...

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35. Oachira Temple

Oachira Temple

29 kms
from city center

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35 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

The Oachira Temple is one of the most famous and sacred places that can be found in Kerala, or for that matter, all over the country. The temple is dedicated to ParaBrahma, who is better known as Shiva or Ohmkaram, which is the Universal Consciousness. This means that the temple has no fixed or pres...

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36. Achankovil River

Achankovil River

60 kms
from city center

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36 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

The river is a scenic spot that tourists especially love to visit to enjoy the splendid views of nature. The tranquillity and serenity that Achankovil offers make it one of the most famous and loved tourist spot in all of Kerala. Besides, Edappon, a spot famous for its flora and fauna, also lies on ...

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37. Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathi Kshethram

Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathi Kshethram

21 kms
from city center

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37 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

The Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathy Kshethram is a famous pilgrim centre that is located in southern India, in Kottarakkaram, twenty-five kilometres away from Kollam. Considered to be one of the most important Maha Ganapathi Temple in all of Kerala, the temple is believed to be centuries old.

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38. Infant Jesus Cathedral

Infant Jesus Cathedral

5 kms
from city center

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38 out of 38
Places To Visit in Kollam

The Infant Jesus Cathedral is a magnificent church that is located in Tangasseri. The beautiful church with its marvellous architecture and spellbinding interiors is indeed a sight to behold on Sundays, that is the day of the Mass when not only the Roman Catholics but people from all sects and relig...

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