Located at a distance of about 71 kilometres from Kerala's capital city, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam is a beautiful city that enjoyed a great commercial reputation in the ancient times. Today, it has become one of the most sought-after tourist locations in Kerala. The resorts in Kollam provide comfortable accommodations for travellers coming from different parts of the globe to this fascinating city to enjoy their vacations.
There are some truly fascinating places in and around Kollam that would be worth visiting for any tourist. Among them is Mayyanad, which is popular for its Hindu temples and shrines. Thenmala, located about 66 kilometres to the east of Kollam, can be visited for its winding pathways, and the adventure and culture zones. A secluded beach called Thirumullavaram is a favourite among leisure tourists and honeymooners. Backwaters of Ashtamudi Lake can be explored by the travellers on tastefully designed houseboats. The houseboat cruises also give them the chance to witness life in the surrounding villages.
Palaruvi waterfalls also get plenty of visitors every year, owing to their natural beauty and the excellent spots for picnic that the nearby woods provide. Sasthamkotta is another great place to visit for tourists, as it is home to a vast freshwater lake and the majestic Sastha temple.