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Prime Tourist Attractions of Kollam District
Kottankulangara Chamayavillanku is a special attraction of this place. During the festival celebrated here, hundreds of well built men dress up in the attire of females with the appearance of comely females.
This is a government venture which is the center of recreational activities in Kollam district. It is located in Asharamam along the backwaters shore. The main attractions are an Adventure Park, a Tourist club, Childrenā€™s traffic park. There is an ancient (200 years old) Government rest house also there.
Rameshware temple has inscriptions in Tamil which vindicate the art forms of the Pandyan period dating from the 12th to the 16th centuries. Any viewer will be stunned by the liveliness of the Vyala monster sculptures in this temple as the creatures appear animated and actually climbing up the stairs with their outstretched paws!
Prominent Locations for Excursions from Kollam
It is the largest lake in Kerala. Sasthamkotta Lake is located 29kms from Kollam city. Journey through the lake would be really memorable. Sasthankotta is a fresh water lake, surrounded by hills on the three sides. There is an ancient pilgrim center around the lake called Sastha Temple.
Thangassery is a historical village. Thangassery is located 5kms from Kollam town. You can find the remains of the old Portuguese Empire. In this seaside village you can find the ruins of an old Portuguese fort and a few 18th century churches built by the Portuguese.
Karunagappally town has a temple dedicated to Lord Siva, two old mosques and a Mar Thoma Church. An idol of Buddha, recovered from a local tank here, is now kept in the Krishnapuram Palace near Ochira. Karunagappally is situated 27 kms from Kollam Town.
Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple
This magnificent temple situated on the MC Road is another place of tourist interest. Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple is located 11Kms from Kollam
Palaruvi literally meaning the stream of milk, these enchanting waterfalls offers a glorious view of the water cascading from a height of 300 feet offer. The woods around add to natural beauty. Palaruvi waterfalls is located 75Kms from Kollam city.
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