Places Around Kollam

Traveling to places around Kollam has become easier with the various modes of transport services that are available in the place. There are railways, ferry services as well as roadways that connect Kollam to other places in and around the city. The network of roads is excellent in Kollam with different types of buses operating in the city. There are fast passenger buses, deluxe as well as express buses that are available for public transportation.

Traveling to places around Kollam in boats and ferries is also an extremely interesting experience. The boat tours of Kollam are famous among the tourists. The backwaters of Kerala are perfect destinations for boat cruises. The Kerala State Water Transport Corporation operates regular ferry services for the convenience of the tourists and travelers. Kollam-Alappuzha route is the most preferred route for boat cruises. Apart from that, the Ashtamudi Lake is also one of the most visited destinations of boat tours.

The different means of transportation in and around Kollam have made visiting the places of interest easier. Some of the most frequented destinations in and around Kollam are as follows:

  • Thirumullavaram Beach - Thirumullavaram Beach is a must-visit destination for tourists traveling in Kollam. Situated about five kilometers from Kollam, the beach allows the tourists to enjoy in the sea.

  • Achencoil – Achencoil is one of the most famous centers of pilgrimage at Kollam, which is situated about 80 kilometers from Punalur. The Sastha Temple forms the center of attraction at Achencoil. The Sastha temple is known for its Mandala Pooja and the 'Revathi' festival. Besides the pujas, Achencoil is also known for 'Pushpabhishekam' and the 'Chariot Festival'.

  • Oachira Temple – Oachira Temple is another important center of pilgrimage at Kollam. Oachira is situated about 32 kilometers north of Kollam. Oachira Temple is a unique creation, which does not possess any temple building. It does not even possess a guardian deity or any other idol.

  • Jatayupara - Jatayu Para is a huge rock situated near Kollam town. The rock is situated in the Chadayamangalam village and is known to be an ideal spot for trekking. Tourists from different parts of the country come to this village to enjoy the thrill of trekking.

  • Thangasseri Light House – Thangasseri Light House is a 144 feet high tower that provides a kaleidoscopic view of the backwaters of Kollam. Built in 1922, Thangassery Light House is one the chief attractions in Kollam.

  • Palaruvi Waterfalls - Palaruvi Waterfalls is located at Palaruvi near Aryankavu. Palaruvi waterfalls are one of the most popular sites situated near the town of Kollam.

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Last Updated on 9/15/2011