An important industrial and commercial centre. Coir, Cashew nut and tile are the main local industries. It has beautiful beaches and backwaters, meandering rivers, lovely lake, majestic mountains, verdant valleys, lush forests, fertile plains with vast green fields producing tropical crops. The picturesque lake nearby is ideal for boating. The largest fresh water lake, Sasthamkotta is at Kollam district.
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PUNALUR: This is located in Kollam district, from 46km and is one of the most important industrial centre of the state. The suspension bridge built in 1879 over Kallada river is a star attraction. The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sasthamkonam is popular among the devotees. Punalur is the hottest place in Kerala. MUNICIPALITIES

* Punalur
* Paravoor


* Alappad
* Anchal
* Aryankavu
* Adhichanallur
* Alayamon
* Chadayamangalam
* Chathannur
* Chithara
* Chavara
* Clappana
* Eas
* Edamulakkal
* Elamadu
* Elamballoor
* Eroor
* Ezhukone
* Ittiva
* Karavaloor
* Karipra
* Karunagappally
* Kottamkara
* Kottarakkara
* Kulakkada
* Kulasekharapuram
* Kundara
* Kunnathur
* Kadakkal
* Kalluvathukkal
* Kollam Corporation
* Kulathupuzha
* Melila
* Mundr
* Mylam
* Mynagappally
* Mayyanad
* Nilamel
* Nedumpana
* Neduvathur
* Neendakara
* Oachira
* Panayam
* Panmana
* Pathanapuram
* Pattazhi Thekkekkara
* Pattazhi Vadakkekkara
* Pavithreswaram
* Perayam
* Perinad
* Piravanthur
* Pooyapally
* Poruvazhy
* Poothakkulam
* Sasthamkotta
* Sooranad North
* Sooranad South
* Thalavoor
* Thazhava
* Thekkumbhagom
* Thenmala
* Thevalakkara
* Thodiyur
* Thrikkadavoor
* Thrikkaruva
* Thrikkovilvattom
* Ummannur
* Veliyam
* Vettikkavala
* Vilakkudi
* Velinallur
* Wes


* Anchal
* Anchalummoodu
* Chadayamangalam
* Chavara
* Chittumala
* Ithikkara
* Karunagappally
* Kottarakkara
* Mukhathala
* Ochira
* Pathanapuram
* Sasthamcotta


* Chadayamangalam
* Chathannoor
* Chavara
* Eravipuram
* Karunagappaly
* Kollam
* Kottarakkara
* Kundara
* Kunnathoor
* Neduvathoor
* Pathanapuram
* Punalur

CHAVARA: This is six miles from Kollam again on NH47. The mineral factories, premo pipe factory and indo-Norwegian project centre are the main attractions of this place. There can be reached only boat from Alappuzha.
SASTHAMKOTTA: This is located in Kollam district. The beautiful town on the right bank of Kallada River is 26km north east of Kollam. It is known for the temple of Lord Sastha and Sasthamkotta Lake, which is the only major fresh water lake in the state. The lake is set amidst scenic surroundings covered by high hills on the three side.
ACHANKOVIL: 20km from Thenmala, on the Punalur-Shenkotta road, Achankovil is an important hilly area. Achankovil Sastha Temple is one of the five Sastha Temple in Kerala.
OCHIRA: 6km from Kayamkulam on the NH47, Ochira is famous for its Parabramha temple and the annual temple festival. It is believed that Ochira was the Army Training Centre of the Kayamkulam Rajas. It is also an important handicrafts centre.
THENMALA: A small town ship amidst rubber plantations thick forest, 30km from Punalur, Thenmala is an interesting picnic spot to enjoy natural scenery.
ARIYANKAVU: 70km from Kollam, Ariyankavu is the gateway of the Tamilnadu. There are five tunnels dug through the mountains for the Southern Railway in this area. The Ariyankavu tunnel constructed 1904 is the largest. The Sastha temple here is the most important among the Sastha temples.
KOTTARAKKARA: 74km from Trivandrum, Kottarakkara is an important junction town where roads from Kottayam, Punalur, Trivandrum and Kollam meet. Kerala Institute of Rural Development is at Kottarakara.
THANKASSERI: It is about 5km from Kollam and is known for the Colonial building like churches and bungalow's. The 44m highlight house is the special attraction of the town.
KOLATTUPUZHA: 64km from Kollam, Kolathupuzha in the forest range is famous for a shrine.
KARUNAGAPALLI: 15 kms from Kollam, Karunagapally is a small coastal town with the famous Titanium Factory using illuminate sand as raw material.



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