(64 km from Kollam town):Situated on a forest range on the Thiruvananthapuram - Shenkottai road, Kulathupuzha is known for the Sastha temple. The Vishu Mahotsavam in April/May is the most important festival. There are frequent buses from Kollam to Kulathupuzha. 

Mayyanadu:- (10 km south of Kollam town) Mayyanad is noted for its shrines and temples. The most important of the nine temples here is the Subramanya Temple at Umayanallor. The shrine is said to have been consecrated by the great Hindu philosopher Sree Sankaracharya. There are frequent buses from Kollam to Mayyanad.

Shastamkotta:- (29 km from Kollam town):This vast fresh water lake surrounded by hills on three sides is the largest of its kind in Kerala. The ancient Sastha Temple which lends its name to the town, is an important pilgrim centre. There are frequent bus services from Kollam.

Kottarakkara:- 25 km. from Kollam Kottarakkara Ganapathi Temple The birth place of Kathakali. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganapathi (elephant face God). The temple is also famous for Kottarakkara Unniappam. A rare sweet food. Kottarakkara Kathakali Museum: Kottarakkara Thamburan Kathakali Museum, is the memorial of Kottarakkara Thamburan (King) the father of the Kathakali. Exhibited various models of Kathakali, Kathakali classes and ornaments, rare musical instruments, sculptures, models of mohiniyattam and other classical dances, 108 natya Kiranangal (Dance).

Kundara:- Kundara is the nearest town. Kundara is famous in history, for, it was from here that Veluthampi Dalawa issued the famous Kundara Vilambaram in 1809. Large deposits of China Clay discovered here helped in the establishment of the Government Ceramics concerns. The Aluminium Industries (ALIND), Kundara is one of the leading Indian firms manufacturing aluminium cables. Kerala Electricals and Allied Engineering Company are also located in Kundara. .

Ochira:- (34 km north of Kollam town):The unique feature of this famous pilgrim centre is that there is no deity or idol at the famous Parabrahma temple dedicated to the Universal Consciousness. Ochira Kali in mid June and the twelve day Panthrandu Vilakku (twelve lamp festival) in November/December are the two main annual festivals. Ochira Kali is a mock fight enacted between groups of men dressed as warriors on the padanilam (battle field).

Kayamkulam:- is a small village on the western coast of India in the state of Kerala. Washed by the waters of the Arabian Sea, the place is almost equidistant from Alleppey and Quilon, both of which connect the Kerala backwaters. The place is connected by rail and road with other cities in the region as well as other parts of the country.

Kayamkulam got its name from the blending of two words: kayam (sap of a spice tree) and kulam (a pond). Kayamkulam was a part of erstwhile Travancore state for a long time and was a prominent center of art and architecture. Many temples and palaces were built during that period. Kayamkulam is also famous for its backwaters and the lake. The wide opening of the lake into the Arabian Sea offers spectacular sunset view through the web of Chinese fishing nets to the tourists cruising in the houseboats .

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