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Kollam is categorised as Beachside / Pilgrimage / Backwaters / Business and Transit

Kollam Beach (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2008)
Amritapuri Ashram - Photo Courtesy Amritapuri Ashram
St Sebastian Church Kollam
South Paravoor Backwaters (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2008)
South Paravoor Backwaters (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2008)

Reasons to Visit
  • Kollam is the second most commercially active town in Kerala after Cochin and known for Cashew Plantations and Coir Manufacturing.
  • Kollam is also part of National Waterways that start from Cochin and therefore an important point on the route.
  • Kollam is a significant base town for accessing Temples and churches in the area
  • Kollam is the base point for accessing nearby destinations of Ashtamudi Backwaters and Thenmala Ecotourism zone.
  • Kollam is a business town and important stopover on a Kerala Itinerary.
  • Kollam is base town for visiting Amritapuri Ashram
Know It
  • Kollam was the only town in Kerala to be majorly affected during Dec 2004 Tsunamis.
Access Information

Kollam has 5 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Wellness Resort1

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Destination Ideas

  • Amritapuri Visit
  • Churches in and around Kollam
  • Lake and Backwater Experience in Kerala
  • Sabrimala Pilgrimage
  • Temples in and around Kollam

Stay Ideas

  • Ayurveda / Yoga / Meditation centric Stays in Kerala and South India
  • Fragrant Nature Experience

Festivals linked to Kollam (Kerala)

  • Parippally Gajamela

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Umayanalloor Sree Balasubramanya Swamy is a Lord Muruga Temple at 8 kms from Kollam
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan
    Ashtamudi lake is an 8 cornered lake spread over a very large area and offering guests a nature centric lakeside experience. There are boat rides on offer here where guests can take hourly or day cruises. Guests looking for an experience opt for overnight houseboat cruises offered by DTPC
    View Point, Rides
    Lake Views, Boating
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathy Kshethram is an ancient pilgrim centre and is one of the most important Lord Ganesha temples in Kerala.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Ganesha
    Kaduvayil Juma masjid is situated on NH47 is a renowned pilgrimage centre for sunni sect. The moque is attracted local Muslims and Hindus.
    Mosque or Dargah
    Sivagiri Mutt was established by the social reformer Sree Narayana Guru and is one renowned monuments in Kerala.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Varkala is also famous for the 2,000-year old Janardana Swami Temple which is an important Vaishnavaite shrine in India and is often referred to as Dakshin Kashi
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Krishna
    Jatayu Nature Park is a park and tourism centre near Kollam (38 kms). Jatayu Nature Park holds the distinction of having the world's largest bird sculpture (200 feet long, 150 feet broad, 70 feet in height and having 15,000 square feet of floor area) of the mythical bird Jatayu.
    Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple (1200 year old) is one of the most renowned temples in Kerala.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Sree Nagaraja Temple at Haripad is an ancient and internationally-known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Other, Lord Murugan
    Thenmala is the first planned eco-tourism destination in India. The Thenmala dam was built across Kallada River. Options for guests include Boating, a rope bridge and trekking.
    Activity, View Point, Adventure
    Valley Views, Walking, Various
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Amritapuri Ashram is headquarter Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) and is a spiritual center and international pilgrimage site. Here free classes on Vedanta, Sanskrit, meditation and yoga are offered.
    Temple or Holy Place

Destinations within reach from Kollam

  • Kovalam ( 70 Km )

    Kovalam is one of the few developed beach retreats in India alongside Goa and home to several more

  • Anapara ( 80 Km )

    Anapara is a Forest retreat located at 50 kms from Kovalam and Trivandrum. Anapara is a forest more

  • Poovar ( 93 Km )

    Poovar is end of Kovalam stretch of Beach and is located about 20 kms South of main Kovalam Beach. more

  • Ponmudi ( 97 Km )

    Ponmudi is situated at about 3000+ ft asl at 60 kms from Kovalam / Trivandrum. Ponmudi offers more

  • Peermedu ( 130 Km )

    Peermedu is a local getaway and known to be very misty and windy and visited for a nature centric more

  • Teekoy ( 131 Km )

    Teekoy is a plantation area 43 kms from Kottayam enroute to Vagamon and home to some plantation more

  • Vagamon ( 141 Km )

    Vagamon is an idyllic hillside getaway surrounded by tea plantations and forests. With over more

  • Trichur ( 220 Km )

    Trichur is 4th largest town in kerala and has a large number of known temples i.e. Thiruvambady more

  • Theni ( 220 Km )

    Theni is a railhead located 80 kms from Madurai and access point for plantation circuits of more

  • Madurai ( 260 Km )

    Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and more

  • Palakkad ( 275 Km )

    Palakkad is the last city in Kerala before entering Tamilnadu (55 kms from Coimbatore) and home to more

  • Valparai ( 277 Km )

    Valparai is a plantation area at about 100 kms from Coimbatore and 60 kms from Polachi. The area more

  • Karur ( 385 Km )

    Karur is situated around 70 km west of Trichy. Karur is a stopover as a part of Coimbatore - more

  • Trichy ( 395 Km )

    Trichy is one of the 4 most important business towns in Tamilnadu. It is generally visited along more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Beach RoadNext to Kollam beach at 6 kms from Kollam town centreBusiness/Holiday1
Sasthamcotta30 kms North of Kollam on Nh-47 near Alumkadavu, end point of the Alleppey - Kollam houseboat route.Transit/Business-
South ParavoorA backwater stretch at a few kilometers from Kollam in close proximity to the beach.Getaway2
Town CentreTown centre area just off NH-47 where some business hotels are situated.Transit/Business-
Nearest Airport in Kollam
  • Trivandrum International Airport ( TRV ) , Trivandrum-65 Kms
Railway Stations in Kollam
  • Kollam ( QLN ), Kollam
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