Kollam

Places to visit in Kollam

Kerala, also known as God’s own country, is blessed with this magnificent place called Kollam, offers enchanting attractions  that leaves tourists enthralled by its beauty and natural surroundings.

Ashtamudi Lake- It is the second largest lake of the state that offers some of the best backwater cruises. The spellbinding view of dense coconut groves, palm trees, backdrop of Chinese fishing nets make Kollam, an ideal place for your vacations.

Thangassery Lighthouse- To enjoy the bird’s eye view of the Kollam town and mesmerizing view of endless ocean, must visit Thangassery Lighthouse, situated in Tangasseri, near Kollam.

Munroe Island- Munroe Island is the best getaway to nature. You can even go for Canoe ride in Monroe to experience Kerala’s rich culture and tradition, village life, fresh water lake, spice plantations and much more.

Palaruvi Falls- Located 35km from Punalur is big and beautiful Palaruvi Falls, and looks more like a white milk falling from the rocks. This is definitely the best Palaruvi Falls in Kerala.

Kollam Beach- Though Kollam Beach is mostly crowded, but it is still the most amazing place to spend time with your family and friends. Enjoy the sunset, walk by the beach, or enjoy the lip smacking snacks, you will surely have a great time in Kollam.

There are many other interesting tourist spots in Kollam like Thirumullavaram Beach, Sasthamkotta Lake, Jatayupara, and Shri Mahaganapathi Temple. Visiting these places will not only bring you closer to the nature and but will definitely take you in a whole new world.

What we love

Visiting Kollam is a peaceful escape for all those who are seeking  a break from their hectic schedule to spend some time close to nature. But you’ll love to know that there are lots of wonderful things to do in Kollam, just go by with its rhythm.

Enjoy Seafood on Thirumullavaram Beach- Apart from many famous eateries and restaurants in Kollam, Thirumullavaram Beach is a place where you can get the best seafood. This place is definitely a place for all foodies and don’t forget to try the lip smacking dry prawns here.

Relax at Sasthamkotta Lake- Sasthamkotta Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Kerala and the best place to relax and to rejuvenate your mind and soul.

Kottankulangara Chamayavilakku- This is the most unique and interesting festival in Kollam, in which men take part after dressing themselves as women and perform various art forms in devotion to Goddess Bhagavathy.

Enjoy the view of Kollam From Jadayu Rock- It is totally worth to climb up the Jadayu Rock to enjoy the most serene and magnificent view of Kollam town. The place also has a connection with “Ramayana,” and is also considered as holy rock by many.

 

What to know

Whenever you visit a new place, there are a few things that you must know in order to make your trip smooth and hassle free.

Eateries and Restaurants- Wok & Grill, The Riverside, Ramees, Allspice, Indian Coffee house, Foodys are some of the restaurants that you must visit in order to enjoy the exotic South Indian food and seafood.

Where to stay- Travelling is challenging, but it becomes even more difficult when you don’t get the right place to stay. But that’s not the case in Kollam as you will get many hotels and resorts for a comfortable stay. The hotels are well furnished and are available in all ranges. So you can pick the best holiday rental as per your need.

Things to do- Being in Kollam, you can enjoy many water sports activities like Kayaking and Canoeing. Visit the Portuguese and Dutch forts and churches that were built in the 18th century on Thangasseri beach. You can also go for a boat cruise from Kollam to Alleppy. Visit RP mall for shopping.

Best Time to Visit Kollam

As Kollam is the coastal region that experiences hot and humid Summer season, the best recommended time to visit Kollam is winter.  Avoid visiting in Monsoons, as you might get stuck in heavy rainfalls. So plan your trip between the months of September and February to enjoy the pleasant weather, a gentle cool breeze and lush green surroundings.

 

 

Kollam is truly a place that can capture the hearts of tourist with its lush green surroundings and beautiful beaches. The backwaters of Kollam are also worldwide known for leaving tourists enchanted with its beauty. Not many people are aware of the fact that, Kollam is also popularly known as the land of Cashews. So don’t forget to shop for Cashew and spices in Kollam. Beaches of Kollam are just perfect for a romantic and adventurous holiday. Take a walk on the golden sands or get drenched in the waves, you will have a perfect day to treasure and memories to cherish forever. 


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