Jatayupara is a giant rock at Chadayamangalam. Legends goes that the name Jatayupara is from the mythical bird Jatayu in the epic Ramayana, who is believed to have collapsed on the rock after failing in his attempts to thwart Ravana’s kidnapping of Sita. The Crafts Festival is held yearly during December-January, featuring the work of craftsmen from all over the country.
The park is about 3 kms from the central bus stand and next to the government guesthouse at Asramam, is an Adventure park, which delights kids. The Kollam District Tourist Promotion Council organizes backwater cruises from there and during the season conducts cruises to Alappuzha.
The well-known classical dance has been originated from Kottarakkara Taluk. It was once the capital of Elayadathu Swarupam, a principality ruled by a branch of the Travancore Royal Family.
Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple
The Temple situated on the Thiruvananthapuram – Kottayam MC Road, Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple is a splendid masterpiece of Sculptures.
Kollam is located on the banks of picturesque and calm Ashtamudi Lake. Lake Ashtamudi is one of the biggest Backwaters of Kerala.
Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary
70 kms from Kollam on the Kollam -Shencotta Road is the Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is located on the banks of the River Shenduny.
Sasthamkotta (Fresh Water Lake)
Sasthamkotta is a small town located 29 kms from Kollam on the bank of River Kallada, which is renowned for Kerala’s largest freshwater lake. In this town, there is also a temple devoted to lord Sastha.
The waterfalls is Located near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, 5 kms from Ariankavu at a height of 300 feet. Being the immaculate spot, the waterfalls give the impression of following milk, which falls abruptly down into a small shallow pool, which is ideal for swimming nearby there are also smaller cascades, which gives a stunning sight.
The Beach is located 5 kms from Kollam Town, this seashore has ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches built in 18th century.
Thangassery (Fort and Lighthouse)
Thangassery is located 5 kms from Kollam town, a seashore village of historic significance, which has the ruins of an Old Portuguese fort and a church, built in 18th century. The gorgeous beach nearby has the lighthouse of 144 feet high.
6 kms north of Kollam town is the attractive and calm Thirumullavaram Beach, which is a exquisite vacation spot and is also perfect for swimming or bathing in the sun .It has frequent bus connections from the town.