1. Palaruvi Waterfalls
Palaruvi translates to “milky streams”. This is a stunning waterfall located on the Kollam Shencottah Road, which falls from 300 feet. An ideal time to visit this place is from June to January. Even if you visit this place on a low-season, it is a beautiful picnic spot. The 32nd highest waterfall in India, it is also known to have Ayurvedic properties.
2. Ashtamudi Lake
This lake is the most visited lake and backwater in the state. Lush green waterways lined with palm and coconut trees, there’s no better place to start exploring Kollam that is considered to be one of the best Kollam tourist places. Ashtamudi means ‘Eight Coned’ in Malayalam. A houseboat trip to this lake is among the most popular things to do in Kollam
3. Jatayu’s Earth Centre
The Jatayu Nature Park is a rock-themed park. The adventure park has 6D theatre an audio-visual digital room, cable car and much more. This is built to promote mythology and adventure tourism. This giant bird statue located on a hill top is certainly unique and something that shouldn’t be missed.
4. Rameshwara Temple
An ancient temple in Kollam, this temple dates back to the 12th Century. It is believed to be built in the Pandian style of architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, one fascinating feature of this temple is the sculpture of Vyala, the mythological monster. This is probably one of the best tourist spots in Kollam
5. Thenmala Deer Park
This park is built within the Kallada river side forest. You can spot many types of deer here from the Barking deer, Spambar Deer, Spotted deer, Axis deer and many more. Apart from that, there’s also a children’s park and a tree house as well that you can explore
6. Thirumullavaram Beach
A scenic and popular beach located in the city of Kollam, this beach is famous for the yearly ritual of Karkidaka Vavubali. This beach is located at a distance of 6 km from Kollam. Thirumullavaram Beach is also among the twin beaches in the Cashew capital of the world. This is a great place for Kollam sightseeing.
7. Kollam Beach
There are a lot of places to visit in Kollam Kerala, but this beach is one of the most scenic and beautiful. The beach also has a lighthouse called the Tangasseri Lighthouse, which is a major landmark here at Kollam beach.
One of the most surreal places to see in Kollam is Punalur that offers a rejuvenating experience. It boasts picturesque views and soul-soothing experiences. From lush greenery and beautiful places to adventures, it offers something for all kinds of travelers. The town also has historical significance.
9. Thangassery Lighthouse
The Thangassery Lighthouse, also known as the Tangasseri Light House, boasts of being the second tallest on the entire coast of Kerala and is thus even one of the most visited lighthouses in the state on this account. The tower has a total height of 41 metres, or 135 feet, and has been operational since the year 1902.
10. Munroe Island
The Munroe Island, also known as Mundrothuruthu, is a picturesque and magnificent inland island in the district of Kollam making it one of the most beautiful places to see in Kollam. Named for Colonel John Munro who belonged to the former princely state of Travancore. The island is renowned for its splendid beauty and scenic views and adds to the sheer beauty and charm of the already intriguing God’s own country.