Kollam Tourist Places, Kerala, When to visit -Things to do
Updated: Oct 13
Kollam is a city in the state of Kerala, on India's Malabar Coast. It’s known as a trade hub and for its beaches, like lively Kollam and secluded Thirumullavaram. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum has artifacts tracing the history of the police force. Nearby, Ashtamudi Lake is a gateway to the Kerala backwaters, a network of waterways rich with vegetation. The striped 1902 Tangasseri Lighthouse has ocean views.
When to visit
Kollam is a year-round destination, with a warm, tropical climate. The southwest monsoon (Jun–Sep) and northeast monsoon (Oct–Nov) bring heavy rainfall. During Kottankulangara Chamayavilakku (Mar/Apr), men dress as women and visit Kottankulangara Devi Temple, in the nearby village of Chavara, to seek blessings from the goddess Bhagavathy. The President’s Trophy Boat Race (Nov 1) draws huge crowds to Ashtamudi Lake.
Things to do
Peaceful backwater lake with houseboats
Idyllic backwater lake with islands & wetlands dotted with houseboats.
Hangout with fishing boats & a park
Busy hub for walks, weddings & fishing boats, with a landmark lighthouse & park nearby
Thirumullavaram Beach, is one of the popular beaches in the city of Kollam and a tourist destination in the state of Kerala. The beach is situated at Thirumullavaram, an important neighbourhood
Tangasseri Lighthouse or Thangassery Lighthouse is situated at Tangasseri in Kollam city of the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of two lighthouses in the Kollam Metropolitan Area and is maintained
Palace and architecture
Thevally Palace or Thevalli Palace is a popular heritage Palace situated at the banks of Ashtamudi lake, in Thevally, Kollam city. It is an important historic monument in the state of Kerala
Fort Thomas, Tangasseri
Fort Thomas or Fort St. Thomas or Forte de São Tomé also known as Tangasseri Fort, is a ruined fort located in the beach town of Tangasseri on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the city of Kollam
Serene getaway for fishing & boating
Intimate recreational lake providing boating & fishing opportunities amid lush mountain surrounds.
Adventure Park, Kollam
Recreational area with boat rentals
Popular park with mangrove trees & sculptures offering swings, fitness facilities & boat rentals.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum
Historical exhibits on law enforcement
Small, modest museum showcasing exhibitions on the history of India's police force.
Kottankulangara Devi Temple
Ancient temple with a popular festival
Sacred Hindu temple best known for its yearly festival where men dress up like women.
Kattil Mekkathil Devi Temple
Kolloorvila Juma Masjid
Kolloorvila Juma Masjid is a famous Muslim worship centre situated at Pallimukku, 4 km away from Kollam city centre. Kolloorvila is the second largest Muslim population in Kerala. Kolloorvila
Mahatma Gandhi Park
Mahatma Gandhi Park is a public park situated near Kollam Beach in the city of Kollam, Kerala, India. It is about 2 km away from Chinnakada - The city centre of 'Cashew Capital of the World'.
Sri Moolam Thirunal Palace
Sri Moolam Thirunal Palace or SMP Palace or SMT Palace is a palace situated near the heart of the city of Kollam, in the state of Kerala, India. It was constructed in 1936 as a commemorate for
Kottarakkulam Sree Mahaganapathy Kovil
Kottarakkulam Sree Mahaganapathy Kovil, Kollam is a popular temple in Kollam, Kerala, South India. The temple is situated in the centre part of the Kollam corporation, near the Kollam Civil Station
Mundakkal Beach, is one of the popular beaches in the city of Kollam and a famous tourism spot in Kerala. The beach is situated at Mundakkal, an important neighbourhood and Cashew processing
Indo-Saracenic-style home built in 1904
This Indo-Saracenic-style red-brick rest house was built for the Maharaja of Travancore in 1904.
Puttingal Temple was a Hindu temple in the coastal town of Paravur, India. The temple was founded after the presence of the goddess was experienced on an ant hill with Puttu being the Malayalam
Infant Jesus Cathedral
The Infant Jesus Cathedral is a historic Roman Catholic church established by Portuguese during 1614, situated at Tangasseri in the city of Quilon, India. It is now the cathedral i.e the Seat
The Asramam Maidanam or Ashramam Maithanam is an urban park, or maidhanam, in the city of Kollam, in Kerala, India. At 72 acres, it is the largest open space within Kerala Municipal Corporation
Chinnakada Clock Tower
Landmark with 4 clocks built in 1944
This iconic 1940s tower with a clock facing in each direction is made of brick & white cement.
Immaculate Conception Church, Pullichira
Chathannoor Sree Bhoothanatha Temple
The Chathannoor Sree Bhoothanatha Temple is a famous temple and tourist attraction in Chathannoor. The Nedum Kuthira of Sree Boothanatha temple on the festival is the biggest of its kind in South
Kilikolloor Juma Masjid
Asramam Sree Krishna Swamy Temple
Asramam Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is a Sreekrishna temple in the district of Kollam, Kerala, South India located on the shores of Ashtamudi Lake. Lord Krishna in the form of Navaneet Krishnan
St Andrew's Church, Kovilthottam
St Andrew's Church, Kovilthottam is a historic colonial era Roman Catholic church that is located in the Panmana–Chavara panchayat, Karunagappalli taluk, Kollam district, Kerala, India. Masses
Kovilthottam Lighthouse is situated at Kovilthottam in Kollam district of Kerala. The 18-meter tall lighthouse tower is painted with black and white alternating bands. The lighthouse has been
Our Lady of Purification Roman Catholic Church, Port Kollam
Thommasleeha Pally - St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church
Thangassery Light House
Long white-sand palm-lined beach
Long, narrow white sandy village beach backed by road & palm trees between a lake & the sea.
Infant Jesus Church Moothakkara
St. Sebastian's Church
Ammachiveedu Moorthy Temple
Thirumullavaram Sri Maha Vishnu Swami Temple