Kollam

Kollam is a city in the state of Kerala, on India's Malabar Coast. It’s known as a trade hub and for its beaches, like lively Kollam and secluded Thirumullavaram. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum has artifacts tracing the history of the police force. Nearby, Ashtamudi Lake is a gateway to the Kerala backwaters, a network of waterways rich with vegetation. The striped 1902 Tangasseri Lighthouse has ocean views.

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Asramam Adventure Park is an urban park in the core Kollam city of Kerala state. It is also known as Model Adventure Park, Picnic Village and Ashramam Picnic Village. It was opened after 1980, on 48 acres (19 ha) of city-owned land. Easily accessible, the Asramam Adventure Park is just about 4. 4 km from the centre of Kollam.

The adventure park is home to many attractive places like the 200-year-old government guest house, a beautiful children's park, a great tourist boat club and Yatri Nivas. The place has breathtaking views of backwater where you can go for luxurious boat ride...

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Alumkadavu Village
8 kms from Kollam city limits
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Alumkadavu is at a distance of 8 kms from Karunagappally and can be reached by train.

Alumkadavu is a village that greets you with the cherished fragrance of wood and coir. It is a village famous for the construction of houseboats. Here, the first houseboats in India were built. It surprises one with its laid back and relaxed charm. It is here that the majestic beauties, Kettuvallams (traditional rice barges), that adorn the backwaters are made. It is a popular backwater destination. The houseboats are made of indigenous and eco-friendly materials such as coconut fibre, bamboo pole...

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Ariankavu Temple
81.3 kms from Kollam city limits
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Ariankavu Temple is located at a distance of 81. 3 Kms from Kollam city. It is one amongst the five most important temples dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. Lord Ayyapa is depicted as a young boy sitting on an elephant with his left leg hanging and right leg folded. The shrine of Aryankav is known as Ariankavu Sastha and so the temple is well known as Ariankavu sastha temple.

This temple is surrounded by forest and the rituals and pujas take place in the Tamil traditions. Women from the age 10-50 are restricted to enter the temple. The idols worshipped in the temple are Devi, Shiva, and S...

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Ashtamudi Lake
Within Kollam city limits
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The most famous part of the Kerala backwaters, the Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam is surely a wonder. Situated at a distance of a mere 2 kms from the Kollam Junction Railway Station.

Possessing its own unique wetland ecosystem, this palm-shaped body has extremely famous houseboat rides, to take you deep into the heart and soul of what Kerala is all about. The local oarsmen can show you around and you can let the beautiful greenery and exotic biodiversity take you over. Ranked as a wetland of international importance, by the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utiliz...

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Asaramam Maidanam is an urban park in the city of Kollam, Kerala. It is within the open space provided by the Kerala Municipal Corporation limits and it stretches itself up to 72 acres of the area, becoming as the famous largest open space of the district. The Maidan is supposed to be the epitome of the greenery in the city and is famously known for organizing and hosting the city's cultural and sports events. It is not only an open space but is also a children's park, adventure park, picnic village, British residency and mangrove forests becoming a significant tourist space for the city of Ko...

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Asramam Sree Krishna Swami temple is a Hindu temple situated on the shores of Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam, which is dedicated to God Krishna. The idol of Krishna worshipped here is that of 'Navaneet' Krishna, that is Krishna during his childhood. It is considered to be the first temple in Kerala to be constructed with the 'Navneet' Krishna idol. Being one of the most ancient temples in the state and offering a magnificent spiritual experience, a rush of tourists and devotees can be seen here year-round. It is situated in Asramam village, 3 kilometers away from Kollam city center.

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Ayyappa Temple in Achenkovil is one of the popular Ayyappa temples in Kerala. It is situated on Pathanamthitta - Tenkasi road. The distance of this temple from Kollam is about 60 kms.

Located deep in the forest, the presiding deity of the Ayyappa Temple in Achenkovil in Kollam is Lord Ayyappa. It is said that the idol at the temple was consecrated by Lord Parasurama which is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is among the famous Lord Sastha temples; some of the others bring the Kulathupuzha, Aryankavu, Sabarimala, and Kanthamala temples. Believers come here in large n...

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Among the many famous temples in Kollam is the Chathannoor Sree Bhoothanatha Temple which is located in Chathannoor. The temple lies at the outskirts of Kollam city and is about 15. 2 kms away from the city center of Kollam.

Chathannoor Sree Bhoothanatha Temple was built during the medieval period. It is one of the oldest temples in Kerala. The temple is considered very sacred and holy. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva which is also known as Bhoothanatha at the temple. The main idol at the temple is of Lord Shiva who is worshipped with great devotion and respect. Many devotees...

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Cheena Kottaram
Within Kollam city limits
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Cheena Kottaram or China Palace is a rest house that was constructed in 1904 for Sri Mulam Tirunal Rama Varma, the then King of Travancore. Local people call it the 'Cheena Kottaram', because it has a fleeting resemblance to pictures of traditional Chinese buildings.

Cheena Kottaram or China Palace, the architecture marvel at Kollam built during the reign of erstwhile Travancore king Sri Mulam Thirunal Rama Varma in the year 1904, is Indo-Saracenic - generally a blend of Indian architecture, European, Islamic and Moorish architecture. The building earned the moniker Cheena Kottaram...

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Chillakkal Beach
18 kms from Kollam city limits
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Chillakkal Beach is located at Paravur district, of Kollam city of Kerala state in South India. The beach lies at the outskirts of Kollam city and is about 18 kms away from the city center of Kollam. On reaching Kollam, visitors can opt for public transport or they can even book a cab and can directly reach to the destination.

Chillakkal Beach is a very beautiful tourist spot. It has a good ambience which attracts many tourists toward it. The beach is surrounded with amazing flora nearby which makes the beach more amazing and ethereal. Chillakkal Beach is famous for having differen...

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Chinnakada Clock Tower
Within Kollam city limits

Chinnakada Clock Tower is a significant landmark in Kollam City situated in the Indian city of Kerala. It is located lies in the heart of the city, very close to Kollam Junction Railway Station. Being the first clock in the Travancore State, it is also regarded as the non-official emblem of the city and is a major landmark of Kollam. It is just 4 kilometers from the main city of Kollam, located centrally.

The clock tower is in quadrangular shape, which was built in 1944 by the natives of the city as a tribute for Unichakam Veedu K G Paraweshwaran Pillai. He was the former chairman ...

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Immaculate Conception Church in Pullichira is a beautiful and ancient church built by some Portuguese sailors which is located in the banks of Pullichira Lake. This Marian Pilgrimage Center is splendidly architectured with a beautifully carved wooden altar on the top of which the ancient statue of Virgin Mary is kept. It is the most ancient diocese in Kollam being constructed back in the 16th century. One of the most important places both spiritually and historically, This Marian pilgrimage center attracts lots of devotees and casual tourists year-round. It is situated in Mayyanad Village, whi...

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Jatayu Nature Park is a park and tourism centre at Chadayamangalam (Jatayumangalam) in Kollam district of Kerala. This rock-themed nature park is about 38 kms away from Kollam.

Jatayu Nature Park holds the distinction of having the world's largest bird sculpture. This bird sculpture is a symbol of women safety and honour. The town, where this park is situated, got its name in connection with Jatayu, the demi-god in Hindu mythology, who has the form of a vulture. As per Hindu mythology, Ravana abducted Sita to Lanka. Jatayu had tried to rescue Sita from Ravana when Ravana was on his w...

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Janardhana Swamy Temple is a very well known temple in Kerala located at a distance of about 25 kms South of Kollam city. It is located in the Varkala Town.

Janardhana Swamy Temple is a 2000-year-old temple situated in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram. It is also known as Varkala Temple. Janardana Swami is a form of Lord Vishnu. The temple has an ancient bell removed from a shipwreck, donated by the captain of the Dutch vessel which sank near Varkala without causing any casualties. In Sri Maha Bhavatham, mention is made that Balarama, the elder brother of Sri Krishna, visited this shrine ...

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Kadappakada Market, Kollam
Within Kollam city limits
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Kadappakada Market is located in a very eye catching location in the city Kollam. It is near about 2. 2 kilometers from the center of the city. All types of public transport are available here. This is a well-known and famous public market in Kollam.

Kadappakkada is one of the prime location of the Kollam city. The market here is one of the biggest markets in this area. There are plenty of shops for purchasing vegetables, fish, meats, stationary items, clothes, medicines, mobile recharge, sweets etc. The best place for purchase everything and all the necessary items are available a...

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Kappil Lake, Varkala
18 kms from Kollam city limits
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The Kappil Lake, a heavenly location, around 6 kilometres north of Varkala town in Kerala is a popular tourist location in the state. The lake is beautiful, scenic and serene bordered with lovely groves of coconut and trees. The lake is around 18 kms from the city of Kollam.

The Kappil Lake is a bit different from other lakes. It is a fascinating tourist location because of the way it is situated. The Kappil lake is bordered by the Kappil beach which actually merges it into the Arabian sea. The Kappil beach is a secluded rocky area which is also a good place to visit. There is n...

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Kattil Mekkathil Temple at Ponmana, near Chavara in Kollam District, in Kerala is located in a unique spot – where lake meets sea. The temple is on an island created by the lake and sea. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali – the Mother Goddess worshipped here is ugra murti. The Kattil Mekkathil Temple at Ponmana has the Arabian Sea on one side and the TS Canal on the other. Kattil Mekkathil Temple is located at a distance of 22 kms from Kollam city.

Thousands of devotees from all over the country come to the tree to tie the sacred bells given to them from the temple. The ...

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Kollam Beach
Within Kollam city limits
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Kollam Beach, also known as Mahatma Gandhi Beach, is a beach at Kollam city in the Indian state of Kerala. Kollam Beach is the first 'Beach Wedding Destination' in Kerala. The Kollam Junction Railway Station is at a distance of 4 km from the beach.

The Beach also features an adjoining park which gives a safe space for families with little kids to let them free without any worries. Visitors can also check into the Marine Aquarium at Kollam Beach which was constructed in 2014. A first of its kind in Kerala, the Aquarium was constructed by the Harbour Engineering Department on the ...

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Kollam Port
Within Kollam city limits
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Kollam Port is one of the historic ports situated 4 kilometres away from Downtown Kollam. Historically, Kollam was the major trade center in 9th century had relations with China, Malaysia and Egypt. The Kollam Port is the second largest port in the state of Kerala.

Known as Quilon during the Portuguese rule, it was a major port frequented by Arab, Roman, Chinese and Dutch traders. The history of the 2nd largest port in Kerala dated back since it was founded by Mar Abo with sanction from Udayamarthandavarma the Tamil king of Venad Kingdom in the year 825 AD. Once Kollam was the most...

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Kottankulangara Devi Temple, aslo known as Kottankulangara Sri Bhagavathy Temple, is a popular Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Durga Bhagavathy which is known as Aadi Shakthi, the supreme mother of power according to Hindu mythology. This historic temple is located in the village of Chavara near Kollam. The distance of the temple from the city Kollam is near about 18 kms.

The famous Chamayavilakku is a unique festival which is held at the Kottankulangara Devi Temple. Kottankulangara Devi temple is the only temple where the men from over the state and now even outside it will...

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Kottarakkara Kathakali Museum is one of the most visited places in Kollam. It is a museum of classical arts. It is located in Kollam city and is a major attraction of the place.

This museum is dedicated to the creator of Kathakali Kottarakkara Thampuran (classical dance form of Kerala). It was built in the birthplace of Kottarakkara Thampuran. The museum features a variety of collection that includes the models of Kathakali and Mohiniyattam characters with their original costumes and hand gestures. It also includes the books, ornaments, and costumes used by great masters in the fie...

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Located at Kottarakkara, Kollam, Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathy Temple is a famous pilgrimage centre. It is amongst the most important Ganapathi Temples in Kerala. It is located at a distance of 23 kms from Kollam city.

Kottarakara Ganapathy Temple is one of the famous temples in south india with great historical importance. Actually the main 'Prathistha' (Idol) is Lord Siva, but Ganapathy is famous here. The exact name of the temple was Kizhakkekara Siva Kshethram. The main deity is none other than Lord Siva himself – Siva facing eastward. Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathy Temple i...

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Kovilthottam Lighthouse
20 kms from Kollam city limits
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Kovilthottam Light House is an 18-meter tall lighthouse overlooking the beautiful beach of Kovilthottam. It was constructed back in 1953 even though major refurbishments and modifications have been brought to the structure over the course of years. Offering a magnificent view of the Arabian sea and the distant horizons, this structure attracts a lot of locals and tourists throughout the year. It is located in Kovilthottam, a village which comes in between the pilgrimage city of Chavara and the Arabian sea. This magnificent structure is 20 kms away from the Kollam city center.

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Kulathupuzha Sastha Temple is a Hindu temple located on the banks of Kulathupuzha river, a tributary of Kallada River. It is located in Kulathupuzha in Pathanapuram tehsil of Kollam district in Kerala. It is located at a distance of 60 kms from Kollam city.

The presiding deity of Kulathupuzha Sastha Temple is Lord Ayyappa in the form of Balasastha. It is also one among the "Pancha Sastha" shrines and one of the 108 Sastha shrines in Kerala. The idol here is believed to be installed by Lord Parashurama and is made up of eight pieces of stones. Lord Ayyappa is the principal deity. He...

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Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls
115 kms from Kollam city limits
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Kumbhavurutty Waterfall is a famous waterfall in South India. It is situated near Aryankavu panchayath in Kollam district of Kerala near Tamil Nadu border. It is about 6. 5 km away from Achenkovil and 115 kms from Kollam.

Located on the eastern area of Kollam District, Kumbhavurutty falls is one among the few crowd-pulling waterfalls in Kerala. The height of the falls is around 30 to 40 ft. This waterfall is a part of river Achankovil. Manalar Waterfall and Palaruvi Falls are another important waterfalls near this. The tourists can see wild animals as well since the waterfall is very...

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Mahadeva Temple, Thrikkadavoor, Kollam
7 kms from Kollam city limits

Mahadeva Temple of Kollam district is a religious place for the Hindu people. It is situated at Thrikkadavoor. The famous temple is situated at about 7 kms away from the Kollam railway station.

The Mahadeva temple of Thrikkavadoor is dedicated to Lord Siva, one of the mightiest gods according to the Hindu mythology. The famous temple of Kollam district is situated on the banks of Ashtamudi lake. The temple is famous for the two festivals that take place here every year. The annual festival named Srattu festival takes place in the month of February. This festival attracts thousands ...

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Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram, Vallikavu
35.9 kms from Kollam city limits
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Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (fondly known as Ammaor mother) - well known for humanitarian work - has the headquarters at Amritapuri which is the spiritual home for all the disciples of Amma. It is located at a distance of 35. 9 kms from Kollam city.

Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram, Vallikavu is a sacred place where people from different places speaking different languages come together for self-realization and the common good. It is an example of the ancient Indian ideal 'the whole world is one family'. It is located near a small fishing village which is a peaceful area suitable for ...

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Mayyanad Beach
20 kms from Kollam city limits
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Mayyanad Beach is a beautiful and scenic beach destination lying in the western coasts of Kollam. This mesmerizing beach and the historically and religiously important land of Mayyanad, attract lots of tourists to this place throughout the year. Calm atmosphere and peaceful vibes along with some splendid views of the Arabian Sea are what Mayyanad beach has in hands for the visitors. Well maintained and looked after by government officials and local communities, this beach has grown to be one of the major tourist attractions in Kollam. This is situated in the village of Mayyanad which is at a d...

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Munroe Island
25 kms from Kollam city limits
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The Munroe Island or the Mundrothuruthu is an inland island which is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada river in the district Kollam in the southernmost state of India, Kerala. The beautiful island is accessible by road, rail and inland water navigation as well. It is situated 25 kms fom the city of Kollam. The island was named so in honour of Col. John Munroe who was the former princely state of Travancore. The nearest railway station is Munroturuttu railway station.

Spread over an area of 13. 37 kilometre square, the Munroe Island has a rich history as...

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Neendakara Port
13 kms from Kollam city limits
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The Neendakara is a significant and a very famous fishing port, which is situated 13 kms from the city of Kollam in Kerala. One entire side of the Kerala is on one side of the Arabian Sea, which provides access to beautiful beaches, coastlines, backwaters and ports, which consists also of Neendakara Port. The port rests on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake in the Kollum District itself. Neendakara is one of the popular seaports in the region with a capacity over 500 boats at a time.

The word Neendakara means, 'A long bank', which gives it a huge space for keeping a huge number of boa...

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Palaruvi Falls
78.3 kms from Kollam city limits
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The Palaruvi waterfalls, located 78. 3 kms from Kollam are the 32nd highest waterfalls of India. They are situated at Aryankavu in the Kollum district of Kerala. The waterfalls, with water as purely white as milk, get their name from the same.

At a height of 300 ft (91 metres), the waterfalls lie on the Kallada river. The journey to the waterfalls is scenic and beautiful with dense and dark forests along the roads and around the waterfalls. After an enchanting drive, the lovely beauty of the falls is the perfect destination. The water falls from a great height, with power so ent...

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Papanasam Beach, Varkala
33.5 kms from Kollam city limits
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Papanasam Beach, Varkala is a beach in Kerala is an ideal holiday destination. It is also known as Varkala beach. It is located at a distance of 33. 5 kms from Kollam city. It is along the Arabian Sea part of the Indian Ocean. The meaning of the word Papanasam is washing away your sins.

This beach is a major tourist attraction in Kerala. Tertiary sedimentary formation cliffs are a unique feature of this beach. The sunset is the most pleasing to the eyes. It also includes adventurous activities such as boat riding, parasailing, jetting, and horse-riding. This beach is renowned for i...

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Parabrahma Temple, Ochira is located at a distance of 36. 3 kms from Kollam city. It is an ancient temple dedicated to Parabrahmam also called as Omkaram, universal consciousness. This temple is unique in a sense that there is no idol in this temple but it is dedicated to Parabrahma.

This temple does not have a covered structure; people worship Lord Brahma under the trees. It is a unique temple in Kerala that follows the belief that the supreme power is shapeless. As the legend goes; A Brahmin saint had a very curious helper named unnikoran who questioned the saint about the form o...

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Paravur Lake
13 kms from Kollam city limits
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Paravur Lake is a very popular lake in Paravur town of Kollam District in Kerala. The area of the lake is very limited. It also serves as the end point of the Itthikkara River and also a part of other lakes and canals that make up for the beautifully known Kerala Backwaters. Kollam and the city of Paravur are surrounded by an array of backwaters and lakes surrounding the area but this lake is significant because it is connected to the Edava and Ashdamudi Kayal as a part of Trivandrum- Shornaur Canal System since the 19th century. It is located at a distance of 13 kms from Kollam city.
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Perumon Train Tragedy Memorial
11 kms from Kollam city limits
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Established on the Perumon Bridge, the Perumon Train Tragedy Memorial pays homage to the lives lost in the horrifying and unjustified accident of the Island Express running between Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram Central. Located at a distance of about 11 Kms from Kollam, the Perumon Train Tragedy Memorial.

The tragedy took place at the Perumon Bridge which stretches over the Ashtamudi Lake. Noon of 8th July 1988 at around 13:15 hours ten bogie carriages of the Train Number 26 Island Express, travelling from Bangalore City Junction to Thiruvananthapuram Central got derailed and fe...

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Puttingal temple is a historic Hindu temple in Paravur. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Devi. It is located approximately 20 kms from the center of the city Kollam. This temple is located on a small ant hill, known as 'puttu'. The present structure is about 200 years old and carries a historic significance and architectural brilliance.

According to a myth, the temple was erected after goddess Puttingal appeared at an ant hill. Puttingal temple is famous for Bharani festival which falls in the Malayalam month of Meenam. Bharani festival is celebrated using fireworks. Aswathi Vil...

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Rameshwaram Mahadeva Temple located in Kollam is a remainder of the legacy of the Pandyan Empire which ruled the southern state for a long time. The presiding deity Lord Shiva is revered as the destroyer of evil amongst the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Located around 6. 9 km from Kollam, the temple was built around 8th-9th centuries.

Both the Rameshwaram Mahadeva temples have the same legacy-Lord Rama stopped at both these places and prayed to Lord Shiva before heading over to Lanka to rescue his wife from Ravana. A merchant from the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu i...

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Reunion Chapel, Kollam
8.2 kms from Kollam city limits
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The Reunion Chapel marks the inclusion of the members of the Jacobian Church into the Catholic Church under the leadership of the Archbishop Mar Ivanios. Located at a distance of 8. 2 Kms from the city center of Kollam, the Reunion Chapel is situated at Thangassery West in Kollam. The Chapel is held as an important establishment in the history of the Catholics of Kerala and its spread throughout the country after the 1930's.

The Chapel in itself is a contemporary piece of architecture depicting the prevailing structural designs of the era. The Reunion Chapel is whitewashed building...

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum, located around 3. 8 km, is a one stop destination to trace the police history in Kerala.

Police force in India has gone through sea changes since their first introduction in pre-independence India in the year 1948. The foundation of police bureaucracy in India was laid in 1861 with the introduction of Indian Councils Act. The cadre was known as Superior Police Force later known as the Indian Imperial Police. In 1920, the allotment to forces was opened to Indians as well and exams were conducted in both Britain and India. In 1948, the Imperial...

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Sastha Temple is a Hindu temple located in the village Sasthamkotta, Kerala. It is at a distance of 29 kms from Kollam.

Sastha Temple is surrounded on three sides by the largest freshwater lake of Kerala, Sasthamkotta lake. The temple is well known for the inhabitance of monkeys. The temple monkeys are believed to be the divine retinue of the prime deity. The Sasthamcotta temple is one among the five ancient Sastha temples in Kerala - AchanKoil, Aryankavu, Kulathupuzha, Sasthamcotta and Sabarimala. The concept of Dharma Sastha represents the unison of Vaishnava and Saiva beliefs. The...

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Sasthamkotta Lake
29 kms from Kollam city limits
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The Sasthamkotta Lake in the southernmost state of India, Kerala is the largest freshwater lake in the state. Named after the Sastha temple located on the bank of the lake which is a place for pilgrimage, the Sasthamkotta lake is also a huge wetland home to various types of flora and fauna. The lake is about 29 kms from the city of Kollam.

The lake meets the drinking water needs of around half a million people of the Quilon district. The purity of the lake's water is attributed to the presence of a larva called cavaborus in large numbers. This organism consumes the bacteria pres...

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St Thomas Fort, Tangasseri
7.7 kms from Kollam city limits
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St. Thomas Fort or also known as the Tangasseri Fort is a fort in ruins located in East Tangessari on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Kerala. Located at a distance of 7. 7 Kms from Kollam. The town Tangessari is a beach town swamped with tourists, the town is a cultural and historical landmark in the State of Kerala, the findings also link the town with Chinese tradings.

The town of Tangasseri was associated with Chinese Trade and was later colonised by the Portuguese in 1502 and thus the port of Tangasseri became an important port of the trading of pepper. To better protect the t...

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St. Andrews Church, Kovilthottam
17 kms from Kollam city limits
History

St Andrew's Church is a historic colonial-era Roman Catholic church that is located in the Kollam district, Kerala. It lies at a distance of about 17 Kms from the Kollam district.

St Andrew's Church was established and first built in 1398, in Portuguese India. It has a rather long history. It was rebuilt in 1779 by the Franciscan missionary Father Yovakim de Santiago. The church is also a parish church, part of the Diocese of Quilon, established in the 14th century. The 1779 church was built in the Portuguese Colonial style and dedicated to St Andrew. The church building was renovate...

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St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Kadampanad
32.5 kms from Kollam city limits

St. Thomas Orthodox Church is located at Kadampanad, which is situated at the outskirts of Kollam city of Kerala state in South India. The church is about 32. 5 kms away from the Kollam city.

St. Thomas Orthodox Church was established in the 13th century. The church is famous for its beautiful architecture. The church is among one of the famous tourist destination spots in the Kollam city. The church caters the needs of society to a great extent which is so generous in its own aspects. The church allows everyone to pray to the Lord irrespective of caste and creed. Visitors from dif...

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Tangasseri Lighthouse
Within Kollam city limits
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Tangasseri Lighthouse or Thangassery Lighthouse is situated at Tangasseri in Kollam city of the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of two lighthouses in the Kollam Metropolitan Area and is maintained by the Chennai Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships. Rented cars are the best means to reach Tangasseri Lighthouse from Kollam. Archaeologists recently discovered the Chinese coins and other artifacts along the coast which revealed the historic background of Thangassery. The distance between Tangasseri Point Lighthouse station and Quilon Railway Station is about 4 km.

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Thangassery Beach
Within Kollam city limits
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Situated just 5 km away from the main town of Kollam, Thangassery beach is an extremely popular beach of Thangassery village, which was one of the preferred settlement locations for the British, the Portuguese and the Dutch. It is a scenic destination, with some of the best beaches and historical landmarks, adorned by thousands of local and foreign tourists.

The British called this delightful destination 'Dutch Quilon' while the locals refer to it as 'gold village'. Today, the seaside town of Thangassery is among the most historically significant locations. Thangassery beach is an ...

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Thenmala Deer Park
60.3 kms from Kollam city limits
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Thenmala deer park is located at a distance of 60. 3 kms from the city Kollam. It was established to rehabilitate deer in the reion. It is a part of Thenmala tourism and is built within the Kallada riverside forest.

One can find a variety of deer in this park. It also includes children play park and a tree house. This tree house grabs the attention of many visitors. Visitors can spot Barking deer (kezha Maan in Malayalam), Sambar Deer (Mlave), Spotted Deer (Axis Deer, Chittal, Cheetal). The big trees of the Western Ghats are pleasant and beautiful to look at. A walk in the forest i...

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Thevally Market, Kollam
Within Kollam city limits

Thevally Market is located at Kadavoor, Thevally district, which is situated in the city of Kollam of Kerala state of South India. The market is within the city center of Kollam and is just about 5. 8 km away from the city.

Kollam city is famous for its trade hub. One of its great market hub lies at Thevally. Thevally Market is famous for selling fish, meat, and other grocery items. The market is a bit crowded and it takes time to explore the whole place.

Thevally Market is open all around the year for the explorers to visit. The shops at Thevally Market usually remain...

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A popular historical heritage in Kollum, Thevally Palace is one of the most significant historical monuments of Kerala. It is situated in the banks of Ashtamudi Lake in the city of Thevally, Kollum District Kerala. The palace was built in the between 1811 and 1819 I the reign of Gowri Parvati Bayi which is now known as a popular monument for Kerala's cultural renaissance and is considered as a hallmark of Kollam City. It is merely 7 kms from the city of Kollam.

Thevally Palace is an architectural spectacle situated in the Kollam City. History suggests that the kings of Travancore u...

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Thirumullavaram Beach
6 kms from Kollam city limits
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Famous for conducting the Karkidaka Vavu Bali rituals, Thousands of devotees arrive on the beach to perform the Vavubali Tharpanam every year. It is a mere 6 kms from the city centre of Kollam. The beach area is full of coconut palms which makes the place a shady and quiet silent place ideal for morning walks.

The lovely views of sun-soaked sand, serene blue sea, and lush green palms, makes Thirumullavaram Beach, an ideal spot for beach holidays in Kerala. Located around 6 km north of Kollam, this secluded beach is one of the safest beaches in India, where even children could sw...

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Located at a distance of 8. 1 Kms from Kollam, the Thirumullavaram Sri Maha Vishnu Swami Temple is one of the prime tourists spot of the town and is situated very close to the Arabian Sea.

The architecture of the Thirumullavaram Sri Maha Vishnu Temple is that of a typical mandapa style of South Indian. The temple spreads over in a ground floored establishment with a boundary entrance for gaining entry inside the temple. To the left of the entrance is a bell tower with a huge brass bell hanging in it. The bell tower is used during the times of the Kirti and Puja taking place. Upon e...

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Valiya Koonambaikulam Devi Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddes Bhadrakali, which is located near the village of Vadakkevila in Kollam. The deity here is also known as Koonambaikulathamma which justifies the name of the temple. It is one of the most ancient temples in the state of Kerala and has lots of spiritual importance according to various Hindu scriptures. Considered special with its unique architecture for a temple and historical values, this attracts a lot of visitors throughout the year. It is located at Koonambaikulam, 5 kilometers away from Kollam city center.

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