Spread across 65 acres of land, Jatayu Earth's Centre is a rock-themed park built to promote mythology and adventure. The world’s largest bird sculpture is the main attraction at Jatayupara Nature Park and is one among the several Kollam famous places. It has a 6D theatre, a digital audio-visual room, cable car and the Siddha Cave Healing Centre. The virtual reality museum here tells the story of Jatayu to visitors. It is also home to umpteen adventure activities including paintball, laser tag, archery, bouldering, rock climbing, air-rifle shooting, zip lining, trekking, rappelling, valley crossing, etc.
Looking for the best tourist places in Kollam? 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.The majestic tower is clearly visible and distinct, with its painted red and white oblique bands, and looks pretty indeed in all its glory and majesty.
Palaruvi Waterfalls, which literally translates to ‘Stream of Milk’. The white-stream waterfall descending from the height of 300ft resembles the shape of a horse’s tail. An ideal time to visit this place is from June to January. It is the 32nd highest waterfall in India, also known to have Ayurvedic properties. The roaring sounds of the fall stand in stark contrast to the silence of the forests and mist-kissed mountains around it, therefore making it among the best tourist spots in Kollam.
Voted as the first 'Beach Wedding Destination' in Kerala, the Kollam Beach requires no introduction. There are a lot of places to visit in Kollam, but this beach is one of the most scenic and beautiful. This beach is famous among some travellers with the name of Mahatma Gandhi Beach and soothes wanderers with lush green, calm backwaters, and endless water activities. The beach also has a lighthouse called the Tangasseri Lighthouse, which is a major landmark there. The cultural and spiritual aura of the beach is indeed contagious and fills the visitors with renewed energy and passions.
Thenmala is India’s first planned eco-tourism destination located in the foothills of the Western Ghats of the Kollam district which is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thenmala means honey hill. Thenmala is also a dam site with the Parappar Dam which spans the Kallada River. The honey collected from Thenmala forest is famous for its medicinal values. This place has facilities like winding pathways, Sway Bridge, amphitheatre, musical fountain, boating, & so on. To the east, Pathimoonam Kannara Bridge is a 13-arched bridge along a mountain railway route. The other attraction of Thenmala is the Deer Park.
Famous for clear blue waters that drops from majestic heights, the Kumbhavurutty Waterfall is one of the popular places to visit in Kollam that is situated in southern India. The waterfall is a part of the Achankovil River. The Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls is located in the vicinity of the Konni forest area, tops the list of most beautiful and magnanimous waterfalls in Kerala. This scenic spot never fails to enthral tourists with its splendid views and colourful hues of the water fallings from a height of 25 metres.
Want to spend some time with nature’s loved ones? Head to Shenduruny wildlife sanctuary Located in the Western Ghats in the Kollam district of Kerala which is one of the best places to visit in Kollam. Kollam houses only this wildlife sanctuary, which is renowned for several species of flora and fauna and beautiful landscape. It encloses activities such as jungle camping, trekking, jeep safaris, bird watching, etc. The sanctuary is a part of the Agasthyamalai biosphere reserve. The sanctuary is spread across 26 sq. Kms artificial lake formed by Thenmala Dam.
Named after the British resident of Travancore, Colonel Munroe, Munroe Island is at a distance of 26 km from Kollam and the island is at the intersection of the Astamudi Lake and the Kallada River. The Munroe Island, also known as Mundrothuruthu, is a picturesque and magnificent inland island renowned for its splendid beauty and scenic views. This hidden treasure comprises of 8 islands in total, all of which are separated by small water channels and lakes. Munroe Island is connected with Pattomthuruthu & Pezhumthuruthu Islands by boat. Boat cruises are operated to the island twice daily. It’s one of the best among Kollam famous places.
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