Kollam is an ancient port city that was earlier known as a trading center for spices and cashew with other nations. Today, it’s an established tourism destination featuring a multitude of attractions for everyone. Here’s a look at some of them:
It is the second largest lake in Kerala and is shaped like a palm frond. It’s also well-known for its backwater houseboat cruises through tranquil waters going all the way to Alappuzha. This scenic lake is surrounded by thick palm trees and dotted with numerous mysterious islands just waiting to be explored!
Jatayu Earth Cente
Also known as Jatayu Rock, this structure spreads out over 65 acres and has the largest sculpture of a bird in the world. Accessible by cable cars, this tourism spot includes a 6-D theatre, an audio-visual digital space, awesome aerial views of the surroundings and loads of fun and games features.
Well-known for its inspiring sunsets and amazing visuals of long stretches of golden sands surrounded by lush coconut grooves, it is easily one of the best beaches in Kerala. No wonder it’s popular as the perfect backdrop for destination beach weddings!
This milky waterfall falls on rocky terrain from a height of 300 feet and is completely awe-inspiring. Surrounded by the foothills of the Western Ghats, the lush forests and scenic beauty of this site is indeed a balm for city-bred eyes. And you can even bath in these waters!
This island is a treasure trove for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Its scenic beauty has even caught the eyes of Nat Geo magazine and makes for a perfect weekend getaway from the city. Get up-close with thick coconut groves, toddy tapping, fish farming and endless swathes of lush paddy fields to get a true feel of nature.
Asramam Picnic Village
Perfect for a day trip with friends and family, this 48-acre park overlooking the Ashtamudi Lake offers endless fun and recreational activities including boating. Full of lush greenery, there is also an attached museum and green lawns perfect for picnics under the trees!
There are numerous other fun places too, but for all that, you will need to be in Kollam!