|Thenmala Tropical Rain Forest||Located about 66 km east of Kollam|
|Paravoor or Konni Estuary||Located about 13 km south of Kollam|
|Located 25 km from Kollam town||Located about 25 km from Kollam town|
|Thenmala Ecotourism||Located 65 km East of Kollam houses|
|Jatayu Para||Located at Chadayamangalam, 30 kms from Kollam|
|Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple||in the midst of the Western Ghats|
|Ashtamudi Backwaters||Located in Kollam district|
|Munroe Island||Located near the town of Kollam|
|Achencoil and Kottavasal Ranges|
|Thangassery||Located just 5 km away from the town of Kollam|
|Varkala||Located approximately 35 km to the South of Kollam|
|Thirumullavaram Beach||Located approximately 6 km to the north of Kollam town|
|Konni||Located towards the north-east of Kollam|
Thenmala Tropical Rain Forest
Thenmala, located about 66 km east of Kollam, is a haven of eco-tourism.the tropical rain forest of Thenmala can be explore on foot by trekking, or in the security and comfort of a motor vehicle or in boats plying in the Thenmala Reservoir. Against a backdrop of the mountains, this nature hub provides the perfect conditions for the sustenance of the wide floral diversity. The majestic trees of “Shenduruney” add an additional dimension to the verdant and green splendor of this place.
Paravoor or Konni Estuary
Have you always dreamt of riding a tusker? Well, then Kollam is just the place for you. Paravoor or Konni, located about 13 km south of Kollam is a paradise for an adventure enthusiast. Safely perched on the back of an elephant a majestic ride around this celebration of greenery is sur to leave the minds of the lovers of nature rejuvenated and refreshed. Some local tourism have also made provision for a close interaction of the travelers with the tame elephants under a close inspection of the Mahout.
Matha Amrithandamayi Mutt
The residence and headquarters of Matha Anandamayi devi is located at Amrithapurinear Vallikkavu, which is about 25 km from Kollam town. This Ashram can be accessed both by road as well as the backwater cruises.
The Aryankavu Pass, located 65 km East of Kollam houses the Thenmala eco-tourist centre on the National Highway 208. A pass densely populated with trees, this mountain pass perched over the Western Ghats has an elevation of approximately 600 Fly above the main Sea level.
The Jatayu Para is a huge rock at Chadayamangalam. This rock is supposed to mark the place where the mythical bird named Jatayu had fallen after a rough combat with Ravana, in the Epic Ramayana.
Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple
Sabarimala constitutes one of the largestpilgrim centres of South India. Situated in the midst of the Western Ghats, the pilgrimage to this sacred temple is through a dense forest. Here, all men are welcome, irrespective of cast, creed or color. Women between the ages 10 -50 are debarred from entering the premises of the temple. The very air of this holy place breathes a rich aroma of love, sacrifice and devotion. Very near to the Sabarimala Temple re the popular spots of Kulathupuzha, Aryancauve and Achencoil temples in Kollam district
The name Ashtamudi, in the native language means 8 locks of hair. The legendary Ashtamudi Lake exhibits characteristicssimilar to its name. There are eight branches of the lake that penetrates deep into the country, making the surrounding lands extremely fertile with the alluvial soil,allowing easy access to the district by inland water ways besides gifting an abundanceof tasty fresh water fishes. The pristine and immaculate beauty of the Ashtamudi Lake has been immensely talked about and celebrated in all forms of artwork.
A maze of canals creates a network of islets at the juncture where the River Kallada exhausts herself into the Ashtamudi Lake. Being not very far away from the town of Kollam, the Island of Monroe can be accessed by rail, road as well as inland waterway in about an hour. A famous attraction of the place is coir, or golden fibres weaved out from the coconut husks by the natives. Apart from netting the rich aquatic life from the canal, this art of coir making has been handed down by generations of weavers.
Achencoil and Kottavasal Ranges
An enchanting combination of sub tropical grassland, Shola forest, and evergreen Tropical forest, the Achencoil and Kottavasal Ranges is a haven for any nature lover. A soft trek can be enjoyed to the Kumbhavurutty waterfalls at Achencoil. This trek path passes across the forest, making it far more adventurous and thrilling than expected. The Achencoil River also has the Sree Sastha temple on its banks. Placed in the middle of blooming nature, this temple is visited by thousands of devotees from the surrounding areas.
Having a rich historical background in the parlance of trade and commerce, Kollam shows off the famous trade centres where the Portugese, the Dutch and the British had established their colonies in succession. Located just 5 km away from the town of Kollam is the place called Thangassery, that showcases the remnants of the old Portugese Fort and the century old 144 ft tall, still functional lighthouse, built by the British.
Placed approximately 35 km to the South of Kollam, Verkala can be accessed by road as well as rail. The exotic resort of Varkala is a small but romantic beach.
Located approximately 6 km to the north of Kollam town, the Thirumullavaram Beach is a comparatively serene and unpopulated picnic spot that is a great favorite amongst the tourists. When the tide is out one can easily locate Sea Urchins and various other kinds of fishes near the rocks. The crystal clear texture of the water offers an excellent scope foe swimming in the shallow waters to the swimming enthusiasts.
The village of Konni is places towards the north-east of Kollam, about an hour’s drive away. Snuggled in the foothills of the Western Ghats, this place is famous for the elephant camps and the facilities that make it possible for the tourists to follow the elephant trails in the forest from Vellamthettinear Pathanapuramto Achencoil on elephant back to get the feel of and view the mesmerizing forests from the viewpoint of an elephant.