Punalur is popular for a 400 ft long suspension bridge that was built in 1877. It is the sole suspended-deck type bridge in India, built and designed by Albert Henry. This bridge was suspended using three spans and was frequently used for vehicular movement.
Pathanapuram is situated 13 km away from Punalur along the banks of the Kallada River. It is one of the major trading centres in the Kollam District. The place is famous for the Chandanakkudam Mahotsavam held in a mosque, in the month of February and March.
Oachira, situated on the Kollam-Alappuzha main road, is a unique pilgrim centre. Lord Parabrahmam is worshipped in the region, but there is neither the idol of the deity nor a temple at this site. Oachirakkali is the annual festival held at the place in the month of June.
Mayyanad is located at the south western suburbs of Kollam city in Kollam district of Kerala and is about 10 kilometers south of Kollam city and 6 kilometers North of Paravur Town.
Alumkadavu is a popular picnic spot near the Kollam-Alappuzha National Waterway.
Kulathupuzha is a village situated on the main Thiruvananthapuram-Shencottah Road. An ancient Sastha temple on the banks of the Kulathupuzha River is the main attraction of this village. This temple is enshrined with an idol of Bala Sastha, a form of Lord Hariharaputra.
Thangassery, situated just 5 km away from the main town of Kollam, is one of the main historical sites of the Kollam District. This place has several old churches, established in the 18th century. The town also has a 144 ft high lighthouse which was constructed in 1902.
Aryankavu, one of the major pilgrimage centres in the Kollam District, is famous for an old shrine devoted to Lord Sastha. The pillars of the temple have been decorated with mural paintings. Mandala Pooja is a major festival celebrated at this temple, in the month of December.
Ashtamudi Lake, also known as the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala, is one of the largest and deepest wetland ecosystems in Kerala. The Kallada River is the main river flowing into this lake. All the channels of Ashtamudi meet at the Neendakara Estuary before merging into the Arabian Sea.
Amritapuri, situated at Vallikavu in Karunagappally, is the residence and headquarters of Mata Amritanandamayi, the spiritual guru. This place also serves as the international headquarters of Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
Thirumullavaram beach in kollam.
Neendakara Port, just 8 km away from the Kollam town, is regarded as the major hub for fishing. This place is also the headquarters of the Indo-Norwegian Fisheries Community Project started in 1953.
Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary
Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the main Kollam-Shencottah Road in the Kollam District. This sanctuary is considered as part of the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve. The forest of Shenduruny was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1984.
Achencoil, also known as the Acchankovil, is a popular pilgrimage site. The ancient Sastha temple of this region is enshrined with an idol of Sastha that dates back to the pre-Christ period.
APalaruvi Waterfalls is located at Palaruvi near Aryankavu on the Kollam-Shencottah Road. The best time to visit this place is between the months of June and January. The height of the waterfall is about 300 ft.
Sasathamcotta Lake or Sasathamkotta Lake, also categorized as a wetland, is the largest fresh water lake in Kerala, a state of India on the south of the West Coast.
Rameshwara temple, built in the Pandian style of architecture, has inscriptions dating between 12th and 16th centuries. This temple also has sculptures of a monster named Vyala.
Jatayu Para is a big rock situated in the Chadayamangalam village in the Kollam District. According to the legend, this was the place where Jatayu, the giant vulture of the epic Ramayana, fell after being injured by Ravana when he was taking away Goddess Sita. This place is also a popular spot for trekking and attracts numerous adventure enthusiasts.