A prehistoric port town of Kerala, Kollam is a serene district welcoming tired souls with its bounty of nature. The town is all about its flamboyant past, matchless cultures and some unseen treasure troves of Mother Nature. It is an ideal destination to devote yourself to sun, sea and sand and relish a coastal holiday away from human interference.
Thangassery Light House
Always start your vacation in Kollam by visiting Thangassery Light House built at Quilon by the British in 1902. This lighthouse is so tall that it can be seen from even 13 miles in the sea. It enjoys splendid scenery in the backdrop and rises to a height of 144 feet. People visit here for some moments of peace and to stare at the beautiful horizon gulping the sun.
Leave the world behind and take a boat cruise to Munroe Islands. Unwinding along the tranquil Ashtamudi Lake and basking into the glory of nature all around bestow great joy to peace seekers.
For family vacationers, nothing is as calming as spending a day picnic at the scenic Palaruvi Waterfalls. This waterfall cascades from a height of 300 feet. It remains busy during summer months when people flock here to ditch the heat and unwind amidst nature.
Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary
If you have a love for the world of wild, then visit the Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary, housing diverse variety of animals, birds and reptiles. It was laid in 1984 and looks beautiful with several lakes, rivers, beaches and backwaters adorning it.
Spending some moments along the Ashtamudi Lake is a must for a fulfilling holiday in Kollam. Serenity of this lake is unmatched. Coconut groves and palm trees adorn this lake from all corners and gentle breeze caresses your soul here. This lake is a gateway to Kerala backwaters and treats travellers with amazing boating services.
This secluded beach is bordered with swaying coconut palms. People visit here for some moments of solace and spot the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises. It is mostly visited by family vacationers as it is safe for kids too. It has crystal clear water perfect for swimming. Do not miss tasting local food at nearby food stalls.