Picnic Village :- This village located at Ashramam, along the
backwater front, is the main centre of recreational activities in Kollam. A 200
year old Government Guest House, an Adventure Park, a Tourist Boat Club, a
Children's Traffic Park and a Yatri Nivas are all housed in this vast tourist
Museum :- Kollam Police Museum: India's first and only one police
museum. Explores India's police history other attractions are watch tower,
meditation hall, garden, traffic guidance. .
Beach :- (6 km north of Kollam town): This secluded beach is a
beautiful picnic centre and has frequent bus connections to the town.
palace :- The beautiful and historical important palace situated
on the banks of Ashtamudi Kayal (back water) Sasthamkotta 26 Km. north-east of
Kollam city. Sasthamkotta is situated on the bank of Kallada river. There is a
temple dedicated to Lord Sastha. Sasthamkotta lake The place in known for the
Sasthamkotta fresh water lake. The natural gift is set amidst scenic
surroundings covered by hills on the three sides.
Waterfalls:- (75 km from Kollam town): Palaruvi which means stream
of milk makes its way down the rocks, from a height of 300 feet. The Palaruvi
woods is a beautiful picnic spot. The PWD Inspection Bungalow and the KTDC
Motel offer comfortable accommodation. .
(5 km from Kollam town): This seaside village of historic importance
has the ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches built in the 18th century.
The Thangasseri lighthouse which is 144 feet high, is open to visitors from
1530 - 1730 hrs.
( 66 km east of Kollam):The area is covered by dense forest, rubber and tea
plantations. An Eco Tourism Development Project is under implementation here.
Thenmala is also a damsite.
(70 km from Kollam town):Situated on the Kollam - Shenkottai road,
Ariankavu is famous for the shrine dedicated to Sree Sastha. Mandala Pooja and
Trikalyanam celebrated in the month of December are the main festivals here.
There are frequent buses to Ariankavu.