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Places to visit in Kollam

When you travel to Kollam, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Kollam, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Kollam to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Kollam things to do can include exploring Kollam attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum, standing just opposite the Kollam Railway station, is the only museum in Kollam. It demonstrates the gradual development of the policing system In India. Here you will get the opportunity to witness various arms and ammunitions of the 18th and the 19th century. The museum also features important documents such as fingerprints, DNA tests, human bones as well as medals rewarded to different policemen. 

Colonial Relics

Colonial relics in Kollam include a square clock tower built in 1944. This is visible from any part of the Chinnakada market. The British Residency is a mansion from British India that is 250 years old, it is presently used as a Government Guest House. 

Natural Attractions

The nature of Kollam is very pleasant and soothing to your eyes with greenery everywhere. The place is also surrounded by seas and lakes, making it all the more beautiful.

St Mary’s Orthodox Church

This church is located 30 kms away from town at Kallada. At lease a several hundred years old, this church has a Hindu symbol and an Islamic crescent along with its cross. It is dedicated to Mar Andrews.

Kollam Pooram

Kollam Pooram is a perhaps the most important religious as well as cultural celebration of Kollam. It is generally held either on 15th or on 16th April every year at the maidan of Ashram Sree Krishnaswamy Temple. Chittumala Theerthatanam is an organized march consisting of thousands of people to promote communal harmony. The President’s Trophy Boat Race on Asthamudi Lake, Kollam is perhaps the greatest events of the city. It is possibly the only at

Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park

The Mahatma Gandhi beach & park at Kochupilamoodu which is just 2 kms from Kollam is worth visiting.

Thevally Palace

This palace was built between 1811 and 1819 under the rule of Gowri Parvati Bayi. Visible from Lake Ashatamudi, presently the palace is used by the army and the Public Works Department.

Cultural Attractions

The people living in Kollam are characterized by the simplicity in their lifestyle. Education is also taken very seriously by the people of Kollam It has always been their endeavour to advance their culture by transferring it to the next generation. The city has an amazing rate of literacy which is 100%. The native people who are generally very religious are also highly proud of their own culture and heritage. Kannikkar is the chief tribal group who has a great li

Wadekkenadayil Bhagawathi Temple

This temple is 1800 years old and built opposite the twin temples. The present temple is 10 years old as the original one was washed away by the sea. The deity of this temple is Kannagi.

Ashtamudi Lake

The nature of Kollam is adorned with fascinating backwaters, lush tropical green and famous Ashtamudi Lake taking up almost 30 percent of the entire district. In fact, it is called the gateway to the Kerala backwaters. Due to this wonderful natural phenomenon, Kollam attracts a huge number of tourists every year.



There are many places to go for in sight seeing such as Thangasseri, Thirumullavaram Beach, Sasthamkotta, Ochira, Thenmala, Ariankavu, The Ananda Valleswaram Temple, Asramam Adventure Park & Picnic Village etc.


Devi Temple

This temple, 14 kms away from Alumkadavu, is around 100 years old. Legend has it that the Portuguese tried to loot the temple but in vain. When they returned to their ships to leave, their ships wouldn’t move. So they they came back to the temple to apologise.

Festivals and Fairs

There are lots of cultural and religious festivals that are celebrated by the people of Kollam with great enthusiasm such as Kollam Pooram, Oachirakkali, Onam, Ashtami Rohini, and Kollam Crafts Festival. They also celebrate the festivals of other religion such as Christmas, Ramzan etc. as they are extremely secular. To experience the true festive culture of the place it is better to visit Kollam during any of the festivals.


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