The divine land of Kollam, which is blessed with a long coastline, has a cross-section of Kerala’s natural attributes. It is recognized for its Kallada Boat race, which counts as one among the many famous festivals and events of this district. Kollam is also known as the capital of Kerala’s cashew industry. The sight of mountains, lakes, lagoons, dense forests, farmland and rivers is mesmerizing and gives the tourists a heavenly bliss.
Kollam is located in on the Asthamudi lake and has the Sasthamkotta Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. Chills passing through their spines is what tourists feel when they see the Palaruvi Falls, Thenmala, the Agasthyamalai Biosphere reserve and many more scenic areas. People get a divine feeling when they pay a visit to the Ashramam Tourist Village, located on the bank of Ashtamudi river. The district flaunts its backwater tourism; Munroe Island, Paravur, and Alumkadavu are the main backwater destinations here. Apart from natural beauty, people admire Kottarakara where a new version of classical dance form of Kathakali was adapted.
Polachira, in Chirakkara, is a sightseeing destination which is worth a praise!! The Anathavalam is nearby where one can see domestic elephants, touch and ride on them. Kollam beach, also famous as Gandhi beach, is one of the twin beaches of the district, while, the other one is the Thirumullavaram beach which is a top crowd pulling place of Kollam. Tourists claim to be in the lap of nature when they visit this district and so exploring it is highly recommended! Check out various tour options in Kollam below.