Top and Best Tourist Places to Visit in Kollam

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District wise Kerala Tourist Destinations- Kollam

Welcome to the district wise location finder of Kerala. Here we are listing the important tourist destinations in each districts of Kerala. This page gives you comprehensive information about Kollam district and it’s the tourist locations. This information may be helpful for the domestic tourists to find the nearest tourist places they visit.

Major Tourist Places in Kollam District


Thenmala dam
Thenmala dam

Chadayamangalam -Jadayupara


Jadayupara the world's biggest bird sculpture is open now to the public. Jatayu para tickets can be booked online through in advance. They offer two different packages –Earth center and Adventure park. There are some discount for senior citizens (proof required). There is a mini restaurant at the top of the rock.

The information center is near the car parking. Swiss made Cable Car facility available at Jatayu Earth Center and it is fully automated with adequate safety features. Wind speed also will be monitored and the cable car stops if the wind speed is more than 50/hour.


Needakara is one of the biggest harbour at the northern part of Kollam district.

Sasthamkotta lake

Sasthamkotta lake is the biggest fresh water lake in Kerala where you can enjoy nice boat ride.

Ashtamudi Lake

Ashtamudi is the second largest lake in Kerala where the tourists can enjoy amazing boating.

Kollam Beach

Kollam beach is one of the best beach flanked by Arabian sea.


Thenmala lake- view from the Rosemala watchtower

Rosemala is located between Aryankavu Forest Range and Thenmala Wildlife Sanctuary. You may need to trek 12 Kilometer from Aryankavu to reach this picturesque Rosemala hills. The main attraction in Rosemala is the deep forest, watch tower, and the view of lake from the watch tower. The watchtower unveils the beauty of Thenmala Dam reservoir surrounded by gigantic hills. A British planter established a plantation estate in these hills and the name Rosemala is originated from his wife’s name Roslin. Nearest Attraction in Rosemala are Palaruvi waterfall, Aryankavu Hill station, Thenmala Dam, Thenmala Ecotourism, and Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary.

District Kollam
Nearest Bus station Thenmala
Location Coordinates 8.917736, 77.174317
Bus route Kollam-Kottarakara-Punaloor- Thenmala- Aryankavu-Rosemala

Other 18 Major Tourist Places in the Kollam District are listed below

  1. Palaruvi Waterfalls
  2. Azeekal Beach
  3. St. Thomas Fort and Lighthouse Tangasseri
  4. Munroe Island or Mundrothuruthu
  5. Kalladathanni
  6. Arippa Forest
  7. Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls
  8. Maruthimala
  9. Estuaries of Paravur
  10. Thirumullavaram Beach
  11. Ambanad Hills
  12. Kudukathupara
  13. Malamel Para
  14. Chittumala
  15. Kundara Vilambaram Memorial
  16. Pandavan Para
  17. Kottukal Cave Temple
  18. Oachira Temple