Kollam
Adventure Park
Adventure Park is located near Ashramam, 3 km away from Kollam KSRTC Bus stand. The District Tourism support Council arranges backwater cruises from here. Both children and adults can have various activity here. Different types of boats including luxury cruise boats, powerboats and motor boats are offered on hire from the boat jetty.
Thirumullavaram Beach
One of the most popular beaches of Kollam is Thangasseri Beach . It is located at a distance of around 6 km to north of Kollam. Uncultivated and unaffected by time, the beach offers untouched serenity and peace of mind. Many lagoons, natural harbors and coconut groves surround the beach. In case you are looking for an perfect way to use a peaceful and silence day, far away from the active life, in Kollam, Thirumullavaram beach is the place for you. Just sleep on the soft sands while soaking up the sun and relaxing softly in the lap of nature.
Sasthamkotta
Sasthamcottah is an beautiful village situated about 19 km from Kollam town.Sasthamkotta is major freshwater lake in Kerala and is surrounded by hills on three sides except on the south side. Water supply to the Kollam town is met by purifying the water from this lake. The ancient Sastha Temple which lends its name to the town, is an important pilgrim centre. A great part of the lake has been reclaimed for agriculture. The lake has a capability to hold 22390 million litres of water and serves as the source of drinking water for the people of Kollam district. The source of water is from the underground sprouts. This attractive place is well connected by rails and roads with every part of Kerala.
Ochira Parabrahma Temple
Ochira Parabrahma temple is famous because of the strange rituals and practices there.The oddity of this temple is that there ware no walls or presiding deity. The 'Ochirakkali' and 'Panthrandu Vilakku' celebrated on 1st and 2nd of Malayalam month 'Mithunam' is famous. The temple is devoted to the formless, immeasurable Parabrahmam, The 'Om', or the absolute supreme power, the universal awareness. The famous 'Ochirakali' is performed at this time. The ritual is in memory of the historic battle fought between Kayamkulam and Chempakassery, two feudal principalities of the region. In the play a massive number of people step into waterlogged paddy fields and indulge in mock fights, involving physical skills of the participants. The performers dress like warriors and perform the fight with wooden sticks.
Palaruvi Waterfalls
The Palaruvi waterfall is situated near to the Thenmala Eco tourism project. There are so many waterfalls around this place. The journey to Palaruvi through the dense tropical forest is a spellbinding experience. Ayurvedic physicians sometimes recommend a bath in the waters of Palaruvi.The waterfall lies 75 kilometers from the Kollam town.
Ashtamudi kayal
The eight (ashta) arms or channels of this lake give it the name Ashtamudi. Located in Kollam, Kerala, it forms the gateway to the backwaters and a cruise on the lake is a fantastic treat to the eyes. Boating through this back waters is thrilling experience Kollam- Alappuzha water route is through Ashtamudikkayal. The voyage in boat to Munroe Islands is a wonderful experience. You can also mark Chinese fishing nets at many places.
Thevally Palace
Thevally palace was built during the reign of Gauri Parvathy Bai of Travancore in the early 19th century. This palace overlooks the attractive Ashtamudi Lake and is best viewed from the lake itself. The natural gift is set amidst amidst surroundings covered by hills on the three sides.