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.
* Kollam Corporation
* Pattazhi Thekkekkara
* Pattazhi Vadakkekkara
* Sooranad North
* Sooranad South
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.
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.
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.
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
A small town ship amidst rubber plantations thick forest,
30km from Punalur, Thenmala is an interesting picnic spot
to enjoy natural scenery.
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.
74km from Trivandrum, Kottarakkara is an important junction
town where roads from Kottayam, Punalur, Trivandrum and
Kollam meet. Kerala Institute of Rural Development is
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.
64km from Kollam, Kolathupuzha in the forest range is
famous for a shrine.
15 kms from Kollam, Karunagapally is a small coastal town
with the famous Titanium Factory using illuminate sand
as raw material.