Jatayu Para or Jatayu Rock which is connected with the mythical character Jatayu in the epic Ramayana. It is located at Chadayamangalam, 30 kms from Kollam, on Thiruvananthapuram - Kottayam M.C.Road. Chadayamangalam village is on the South East side of Kottarakara. (more…)
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Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary is 66 km from Kollam. Declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1984, the Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary region is an important ecotourism resource of Thenmala. The region is unique for its bio-diversity and remains of Stone Age culture.
Alumkadavu is 23 km from Kollam. Alumkadavu is situated along the vast expanse of the Kayamkulam Lake. This picturesque little village by the backwaters is famous for the crafting of enormous Kettuvalloms or houseboats by the skilled artisans.
Where the sea and land touch and where heaven and earth mingle there is extreme bliss. The Green Land – Aadithyaa Resort,Kollam the three star hotel is a pristine one which should not be missed at the time of your Kerala Travel and Kerala holidays. A perfect holidaying spot where the mind get extreme relaxation and unwind from all usual chores. (more…)
Sivapriya, the super speciality Ayurveda hospital is at Chathanoor near Kollam. Absolute dedication of doctors and para medics lifted this hospital to its glory. It offers all kind of modern facilities like specially designed bed and chair for patients and for bystanders. Modern communication facilities are available to fulfill the needs of corporate clients. Sivapriya not just believes in the treatment of the affected part but the individual as a whole, making the natural way to eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body and thus regain resistance and good health. (more…)
The fall of Muziris following the freak flood of 1341 saw the rise of the twin cities of Mattancherry and Kochi down south. While the former grew into a great trading centre of repute attracting men and material from all over the globe, the latter emerged as a seat of royal power with all the attendant glitz and glamour. Today, neither retains the old mores, new ones having replaced them over the years. And therein hangs the fascinating story of their transformation. (more…)
For a short stretch of land in the country of continental proportion, the Malabar Coast, presently called Kerala, perhaps deserved mention only on the back pages of history. That was not to be. Long before any part of the country came up for reckoning, this gorgeously verdant land had already had its tryst with the rest of the world. Its spices, particularly pepper, also called black gold, were what the world was after. And if ever history was made by geography, it was indeed here. (more…)
Not much princely state in pre- independent India had two capitals; one where royalty sat and took decisions and another where its minions sat and dispensed royal diktats. The erstwhile Cochin State was one such. The hamlet-like Tripunithura was the abode of royalty, while the neighboring sleepy town of Ernakulam housed the secretariat, judiciary and other sundry officialdom. (more…)
Thangasseri is located 5 kms from Kollam, this seaside village of historic importance has the ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches built during the 18th century. It’s a unique beach where you can see the setting of sun and the rising of moon simultaneously.
Located in the tourist hotspot of Varkala, Clafouti Heritage Beach Resort offers panoramic views of the famed Varkala shoreline. It is 45 km from Thiruvananthapuram and 37 km from Kollam. The nearest railhead is Varkala (4km) (more…)
Varkala Beach located about 40 Km north of Trivandrum. Varkala is known for the famous Papanasam Beach and the Samadhi of Kerala’s famous social reformer and Saint, Sree Narayana Guru. The Sivagiri Mutt here is famous place for pilgrimage. (more…)
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers 14 dates Bharath Darshan Trip. Tourist can avail of the services of the Bharat Darshan train operated IRCTC. The train will begin its journey from the State on December 23. The 14-day tour would cost Rs 7,181. It would travel from Madurai via Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Shoranur, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod and Kankanady to Goa, Jaipur, New Delhi, Agra, Hyderabad, Ramoji Film City and return
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Elappully Panchayat came out as the winner of the social reality show, Green Kerala Express, first of its kind in the country. This panchayat was the favourite among the 140-odd grama panchayats and bagged first prize of Rs 1 crore. (more…)
Arjuna, the outstanding warrior, was also a master in dance and music. Arjuna Nritham is devoted to Arjuna, the diligent student of Guru Dhronacharya, whose power of concentration is well-known. Arjuna appeased Goddess Bhadrakali (the Hindu Goddess of Eternal Energy) through a devotional dance presentation and it is believed that this dance form was Arjuna Nritham.
Arjuna Nritham is also known as Mayilpeeli Nritham. The costume of this dance form is made up of Mayilpeeli or peacock feathers for which Lord Krishna has a special penchant, thereby symbolizing one of the facets of the relationship between Krishna and Arjuna. This ritual art form is performed throughout the night in the Bhagavathy temples of mainly Kollam and Alappuzha. (more…)
Tangasseri, Kollam is stepping into the Kerala tourism spotlight with many of its sights and sounds marked for development. A land scaped park is coming up within the fishing harbour complex at Tangasseri with the ruins of the 16th century Portuguese built Fort Thomas as the backdrop. The fort, situated on the tangasseri panhandle of Kollam, was once the citadel, from where the Portuguese controlled the coastal belt from Kollam to Anchuthengu. During the latter half of the 17th century, they surrendered the fort to the Dutch and towards the end of the 18th century, the fort came under the British. (more…)
Palaruvi, which means “Stream of Milk” is located 75 kms from Kollam town. This beautiful waterfall hurtles down from a height of 300 feet and collects into a small and shallow pool down beneath, where visitor are allowed for swimming. The Pallaruvi has some medicinal value and Ayurvedic physicians sometimes prescribe a bath in the waters of Palaruvi. This place is easily accessible by road or rail. (more…)
Eight location on the bank of the Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam, one of the nerve centres of the backwater tourism in Kerala, have been identified by the Union Government – supported Ashtamudi Tourism Circuit Project. Mr. M. Sivasankar, director, Tourism Department of Kerala who inspected the locations has stated that the places identified are the Kollam Boat Jetty, Sambranikudy, Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, Pattamthuruthu, Munroe Thuruthu, Vallakadavu, Palliyamthuruthu and Kuthiramunambu. (more…)
Bordered by the vast Arabian Sea and the bewitching Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam gained popularity as the merchant hub of Kerala. Imbibing the essence of Kerala travel and hospitality is Nani, a boutique hotel in the heart of Kollam. Showcasing artistic heritage in Kerala`s architecture and decor, Nani is an experience to cherish for the most discerning of travelers. (more…)
Kollam, the Southern gateway to the backwater of Kerala is gaining in prominence as a Kerala tourist destination. Located amidst the Kerala backwaters of Ashramam, this place popularly known as Ashramam picnic village is the main centre of recreational activities in Kollam. One of the popular spot for holiday makers is Adventure Park located on the Ashtamudi backwater-front. The Kollam District Tourism Promotion Council conducts regular backwater cruises in houseboats, luxury boats and speedboats from the Boat Club. Different kinds of boats like luxury cruise boats, power boats and motor boats can be taken on hire from the boat jetty. Adventure Park in Kollam is situated 3 KM from the Kollam Bus Station. (more…)