The Raviz Resort & Spa at Ashtamudi is located on the banks of the famous Lake – Ashtamudi at Kollam in Kerala. Those who love traditional Kerala Architecture will have a feast for their eyes. This beautiful resort resembles a grand traditional home in Kerala with all modern amenities inside. If you want a peaceful getaway in your fast paced life , this is the right place to enjoy in the lap of nature.

The Raviz Resort is constructed in the Nalukettu architectural style. It is a blend of tradition with contemporary style. The lavish property of the resort has a number of locations where special occasions can be hosted. There is also the Raviz Convention Centre which can used to host grand gatherings.

The Resort has a fully-equipped Ayurvedic Treatment Centre called Favourite Kerala Ayurveda Spa which has treatment rooms and all facilities.
The popular President’s Trophy Boat Race is a ‘Vallam Kali’ which is hosted on Ashtamudi Lake every year on November 1st on the occasion of Kerala Piravi which marks the birth of Kerala State. You can plan a trip to watch the boat race and stay at Raviz. You can explore the southern side of Kerala and stop over at Raviz Resort for a great stay. Rejuvenate yourself at the Ayurvedic Spa. The Raviz Resort is a great honeymoon destination and guarantees unforgettable moments in your life.
Distance from Thiruvananthapuram Airport – 71 KM
Distance from nearest railway station (Kollam Junction) – 5 KM

Celebrating India

The beautiful Ashtamudi Lake is the host for Kerala Piravi Vallamkali which is celebrated on November 1st, every year. People from all around the world, both Indians as well as foreigners flock together on this occasion. Raviz Ashtamudi is a proud partner of that landmark event.
The Ashtamudi Kayal (Lake) is a must-see place for everyone who seriously love travelling. There are a lot of tourist attractions nearby Kollam which include the beautiful small town of Thangassery which was the original trading town for Pepper, the beautiful Thenmala-a paradise for trekkers, mountains covered with mist, lush greenery around Palaruvi Waterfalls, Thevally Palace which is the abode of the King of Travancore, the famed spot on Ashtamudi called Munroe Island and the Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary.


Raviz Resort has a lot to offer a honeymooning couple. The beautiful heritage wing with the old world charm, the cottages that are centuries old and all the houseboats are sure to take your breath away. There is a new tower which is especially designed keeping the corporate audience in mind. There are 93 rooms in total in the Heritage Wing and Tower Block of Raviz Resort & Spa Ashtamudi.
The Raviz Ashtamudi is only an hour drive from Trivandrum International Airport. This is the perfect resort for both leisure travellers as well as corporate employees. You get a much-deserved break from the fast paced life there. There are facilities to set up a remote working station so that you can work from your room or business centre.

Room Types

Heritage Wing

This is an inbuilt traditional Kerala Architectural style called ‘Naalukettu’ where there is a water body within the house in the midst of four sides. There are three categories of room in the heritage wing.

Superior Room

These beautifully furnished rooms are 330 square feet and are equipped with all modern amenities for the travelling businessperson. This is set up with mural paintings adorning the walls. There are both King as well as twin beds which are suitable for families as well as companions or groups of friends to celebrate holidays.

Superior Lake View Room

These rooms are also spread across 330 square feet and offer a great view of the Ashtamudi Lake. Pretty mural paintings which capture the traditional sights of Kerala add beauty to the walls and the room. Kerala is reflected in every nuance of the design.


The suite rooms are bigger in size having 720 square feet and offers a set of rooms or spaces. There is a separate dining area and a living room that overlooks the Ashtamudi Lake. Each suite is named after famous cities. The names of the Suites are Kollam suite named after the home city of the Resort; Kollam, Mumbai Suite, Delhi Suite and London Suite.

Tower Block

This is the modern space of the Resort and gives a place to relax for those who want a touch of contemporary in this traditional setting. The perfect union of traditional with modern can be seen here.

Premium Rooms

The premium rooms are spread over a space of 630 square feet. They are ultra-modern and are equipped with all the state-of-the-art amenities like a jacuzzi, a separate shower and forest essential toiletries. The rooms are available as a combination of king size beds as well as twin beds and there is a view of the rural lifestyles of the neighbourhood.

Premium Lake View Rooms

These rooms offer a view of the beautiful lake and has a contemporary look as well as feel. There are options of a queen-sized bed or twin bed and can accommodate family as well as business acquaintances who travel together.

Suite rooms

These are for the travellers who want luxury at its finest. There are state-of-the-art facilities offering world-class standard.

Traditional Cottages

Any authentic experience of Kerala is complete only by experiencing at least a bit of how the yesteryear generations have lived. For this, centuries-old building structures have been recreated from their original locations brick-by-brick.


The name reminds of the place Eerattupetta. The 200-year-old building structure which was originally at Eerattupetta was successfully transposed from there to the Resort. This is a great honeymoon spot for newly married couples. All designs and materials are retained to keep the authentic flavour intact.


This is an ancient heritage structure which is 300-years-old and is a ‘mana’ which is a traditional house of Brahmins. This was transposed to Ashtamudi property from Anchal part by part as stone by stone. This is also a great honeymoon place and can give a once in a lifetime experience.


There are two private villas as well at Raviz Ashtamudi. This directly overlooks the beautiful Ashtamudi Lake and has two private pools. They have a traditional décor and is designed for complementing all contemporary facilities. This is really a good option for families who need privacy.

Business Centre

Raviz Resort has a Business Centre which has all modern amenities for conducting your business without any interruptions. This enables you to manage your official things even when you are away via the internet and other modes of connection.


There are a wide variety of dining options from all over the world, especially from Kerala, offering a treat for your taste buds. Savour all the delicacies from around the world such as Breakfast from Europe, or a mix of flavours like Oriental Lunch or a traditional Kerala Sadya as per your choice.

Unforgettable moments await you here whether it’s a dinner looking at the serene Ashtamudi Lake flowing by or a nice evening with friends spent reviving old memories over drinks, no matter what, best times are promised at Raviz Ashtamudi. Being an in-room guest, you get special privileges like ordering a midnight snack late at night.


As the name says, this restaurant offers traditional Kerala flavours as well as cuisine from other places like North India, Europe,the Mediterranean etc.
The most delicious fish dish- Karimeen Polichupurattiyathu (i.e. Pearl Spot fish which is deep fried in a marinate that is home-styled and which is garnished using fresh herbs as well as special coconut crumble) is there which can be relished, enjoying a view of the magnificent Ashtamudi Lake. Other delicious sea dishes like Alleppey Meen Curry (an authentic dish from Alleppey district) as well as Crab Roast are mouth-watering dishes that awaits you there. You have the option of dining out beside the lake or dining in the comfort of indoors.
Operating hours : 24 hours (Breakfast – 7.30 Am to 10.30 Am, Lunch – 12.30PM to 3.00 PM, & Dinner -7.30 to 10.30 PM)
Dress code : Smart casuals


This is a sports bar which is aqua-themed. The Zirkon is a theme restaurant which is quite appealing for its uniqueness and attracts Keralites who love concept bars to spend their evenings there with loved ones. There are a lot of vintage automobile advertisements on the walls. There are a lot of the best in class beverages stocked here for those who love a gala time with drinks.

Operating hours : 9.30 AM to 09.45 PM
Dress code : Smart casuals

Weddings & Meetings 

Events Ashtamudi

The Raviz Resort & Spa Ashtamudi

The Raviz Resort at Ashtamudi is the perfect place for your much awaited big day. Plan your destination wedding there or a formal business meeting for your colleagues. The convention centre, halls as well as well-appointed meeting rooms are good for your any and every occasion.

The Majlis

This is a classy board room used for conducting meetings and has seating for the same. It can accommodate up to 16 people simultaneously. All state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities are available in the Majlis. A break-away session of senior management from your office can be hosted there.

The Empire

This is spread across 2,153 square feet area of the conference hall and embodies its name. About 150 people can be accommodated in the Empire which has a theatrical style setting. There is a pre-function area as well as advanced audio-visual facilities available there. The Empire is your place for mid-sized sessions as well as parties.

The Senate

This is a 4,306 square feet large conference hall which offers a pillar-less view of the whole space. This is an ideal place for all your formal presentations and also your personal ceremonies. The Senate is a really popular facility in the Resort.

Ayurveda Packages


Feel Rejuvenated!

Get rejuvenated in Ayurvedic Care which is completely customized for each and every individual and delivered in the best settings as well. Experience the best of Ayurveda at Raviz Resort and Spa, Ashtamudi


Delicious customized dishes
Follow ayurvedic principles!

Every client at Raviz is special. There are custom made meals for you. You can benefit most from the treatment packages there. The Chefs at the resort work closely with Ayurveda doctors to make choices of diet based on their findings. A client’s profile is created by assessing his / her food habits, their lifestyle and such factors. The Doctor analyses this and create food choices specifically for each client. Moderation is advised for the diet at Favourite Spa based on Ayurvedic Principles.

According to Ayurveda, each and every individual is like a cell in a body of Nature who is like a mother of all living beings. When there is perfect harmony, there is a mega symphony which is Perfect Health. Changes in various factors like climate as well as individual lifestyle will disturb the symphony. The ultimate goal of Ayurveda is to let you connect again to a life worth imitating consisting of values like Sathya, Prema, Dharma, Ahimsa and Shanti. Such a holistic approach is what makes Ayurveda globally popular.


The Favourite Spa is an authentic destination for Ayurvedic Treatment. There are in-house specialists and professionals in Ayurveda including Doctors, Panchakarma Therapists etc. All the traditional medicines of Kerala are available here. We have extensive treatments with combinations of Panchakarma therapy (the five step process) and Rejuvenation for bringing your body , soul and mind together in harmony.
In Ayurveda, treatment is specific to each individual. So after an initial examination, each person’s body constitution is studied and a specific package suiting you will be designed. The packages range as short as 1-2 days up to forty days of Panchakarma.



For Rejuvenation or Rehabilitation

Kalarippayattu is a world famous martial art which has its roots in God’s Own country. It is also used for healing purposes using Marma Therapy. The origin was as a method of fixing an artist’s body when something goes wrong. Nowadays, it has expanded beyond their own realm and is used to solve joint problems, sports injuries etc.

Thus many treatments are done based on this. Marmachikilsa is done where a trained practitioner do the treatment by exciting certain body spots and get the results in a fast manner.



Feel Rejuvenated!

Ayurveda, the 5000 year old science that originated in India is more than a tradition. It is a philosophy as well. It proposes a good lifestyle for establishing health in all spheres-physical, mental as well as spiritual. Many possibilities of diseases are interpreted by Ayurveda. There are specific remedies for directing us from all imbalances of present lifestyle and lead you to the right way of living naturally.



Feel Rejuvenated!
Yoga is an ancient meditation art which has origins in India. It is based on the harmony of mind, body as well as spirit. The word “Yoga” have originated from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” meaning “to join” or “to unite”.

History of Yoga

It is a classical science from India that deals with the search for the soul. The origin of Yoga philosophy was from a treatise called ‘Yoga Sutra’ 2000 years ago by the Sage Patanjali.

All aspects of an individual’s being is taken into account in Yoga which is a practical philosophy. It has multiple benefits like sharpening your intellectual power, helping in concentration, encouraging care and concern for others and keeping your emotions in control. Breathing exercise sooth your nerves and calms you. You get inner peace by doing meditation. It also helps you to be still and creates awareness. You get good peace and wellbeing and a connection to the environment by practising Yoga continuously.


Basic Yoga (3 days)

The Basic Yoga Package include exercises to burn fat, yoga for neck and eyes, Relaxation Techniques, Basic Asanas and Pranayama.

Intermediate Yoga (7 days)

This package include classical Asanas, Surya Namaskara, Relaxation Techniques, Pranayama, Mudras as well as Meditation.

Advanced Yoga (14 days)

Advanced Yoga Package has classical Asanas and their variations, Surya Namaskara, Relaxation Techniques, Pranayama, Shat Karmas, Mudras, Bandhas Relaxation techniques and Meditation.

Therapeutic Yoga

The Therapeutic Yoga Package is aimed to eliminate and obtain relief from all illnesses and problems. This type of Yoga provides absolute health by creating a balance between positive and negative energy and also by purifying the whole of your body.This is used to fight the following problems:

• Diabetes
• Back pains
• Breathing disorders
• Digestion related problems
• Obesity and related problems
• Hypertension


Raviz Ashtamudi offers not just stay, but a wholesome experience or a holistic experience. They have designed all packages keeping the guests in mind. The Raviz is available all across Kerala from the world-famous Kovalam Beach to the bewitching backwaters of Ashtamudi at Kollam to Raviz Kadavu beside Chaliyar River in Kozhikode City.

Winter Getaway with The Raviz Ashtamudi

Enjoy the eclectic mix of great hospitality at Raviz Ashtamudi with the beauty of the cool and green surroundings. There are lot of fun-filled activities for family as well.
• Welcome drink
• Buffet breakfast
• Lunch & Dinner
• 20% discount on water sports
• Evening tea/coffee & snacks at Thattukada
• Evening cultural programe
• Evening cruise in Ashtamudi Lake
• 20% Off on Favourite Kerala Ayurveda & Spa and Laundry services
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Double sharing stay in lake-view room

President’s Trophy Boat Race, Ashtamudi

The President’s Trophy Boat Race take place on November 1st every year which is the day of birth of Kerala State called as Kerala Piravi.
Package Inclusions:
• Traditional welcome and welcome drink.
• Accommodation for two guests in well-appointed air conditioned Lake View Room.
• Buffet Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner at Keraleeyam Restaurant.
• Free VIP tickets for the President’s Trophy Boat race on 01st November 2018.
• Two way transfer between Hotel & Boat race venue.
• 30 minutes evening houseboat cruise in Ashtamudi Lake.
• Two bottles of packaged drinking water in the room per day.
• Evening Tea/Coffee Snack at Thattukada.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in room (Basic Plan),
• Usage of Swimming pool, Gymnasium, Outdoor games etc.
• Cultural Program in the evening at Lobby.
• 30 Minutes Yoga session in the Morning.
• 25% Special discount on Ayurveda & Spa.
• 25% Special discount on Water Sports activities.

Child / Extra Bed Policy:
• Two Kids below the age of 6 years can stay with the compliments of the hotel.
• One Child between 6 – 12 years can stay with the compliments of the hotel without an extra bed. Terms & Conditions
• Rates are valid for all nationalities.
• All rates and Terms & Conditions are subject to change at the discretion of the hotel.
• This offer cannot be used in conjunctions with any other prevailing offer or discounts.
Upgrade to premium or suites are subject to additional charges.
• This is a “Limited room & period offer” – only fixed number rooms are available under this offer.
• Check in 14:00 Hrs & Check out 12:00 Hrs.
• Early check in and late checkout will be subject to availability.
• Guaranteed early check in and late checkout can be offered at 50% of the package rate.
• Rooms will be held on confirmed basis on credit card guarantee or advance payment.
• The reservation will be released if the guarantee is not received before the cut of date and the room will be subject to availability at the time of receiving the guarantee.
• The Hotel has limited extra bed and twin beds. The same will be provided subject to availability.

Cancellation Policy
• Any Cancellation 72 Hours prior to arrival would attract retention charge equivalent to one night’s room tariff.

The Copper Plate Circuit

This is a great journey covering more than 30 sights extending over the trade route of olden times between Madurai in Tamil Nadu and Ashtamudi in Kollam, Kerala. This is actually an underexplored route which is given life by Raviz Group by including it in a travel package which is unique and customized for every guest.
This route map offers many opportunities for the traveller to experience an eclectic mix of things like Cuisine, Wildlife, Heritage, Hill Stations, lakes and Backwaters.
In addition to the above, this package includes stay at the out-of-this-world properties at Raviz Hotels. To know more details, read the following itinerary as well as important places given on the map.

Lake and Beach Summer Ecstasy at Ashtamudi and Kovalam!!

This is a great dual package offering luxury accommodation for two nights on Lake Ashtamudi banks in Kollam.

Special Inclusions at The Raviz Resort & Spa, Ashtamudi

• Accommodation in Superior Lake View Room on double occupancy.Traditional welcome.
• Welcome drinks (Non-Alcoholic)
• Two bottles of mineral package drinking water will be provided in the room per day.
• Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at Keraleeyam
• Evening Hi-Tea served between 17:00 Hrs – 18:00 Hrs at our Traditional Tea Stall
• Evening cruise for half an hour (Non Exclusive) in Ashtamudi Lake @16:00 Hrs
• 10% discount on laundry facilities.
• Rejuvenating wellness – 45 minutes spa treatment once during the stay for a couple
• Yoga & Meditation.
Cultural programe/evening entertainment on alternate dates.
Activities: Kids play area, pool table, table tennis, tennis, and 24-hour coffee shop.

Going Honeymooning in Kerala

Kerala is a much preferred destination by honeymooners. The good climate and the luscious greenery make the perfect setting for romance. The geography of Kerala is also great as the Arabian Sea stretching all along the west gives a lot of beautiful beaches adorned with coconut trees. A hammock, a book and your better half will be a beautiful frame in a beautiful beach. The mind-blowing view of the blue-green coloured sea will be an added bonus. Sip a tender coconut and just indulge yourself in the experience.

Enjoy the spellbinding beauty of Kerala Backwaters if you move away a little from the coast. There are a number of inland water channels which were used for transporting export goods to seaports in the past. At present, it is used for fishing and recreation. It’s a wonderful sight of fishermen catching fish using yesteryear Chinese Nets and of giant traditional houseboats floating by.

Grab the best from honeymoon packages in resorts located in picturesque locations along lakes and backwaters. The Raviz is a renowned 5-star hotel Group offering some of the best packages for honeymoon where you can indulge in the lap of luxury. The Raviz at Ashtamudi located in Kollam which is rich in culture offers everything you want close to nature in utmost luxury; be it sceneries, sounds etc.

The Raviz Resort and Spa in Ashtamudi offers a lot of winter packages at rates that are affordable in great settings where you enjoy a lot of peace and serenity. You get buffet breakfast as well as complimentary dinner. There are also cultural programmes in the evening, pretty manicured gardens, indoor activities, swimming pool, gym and water sports. You can avail big discounts in Ayurveda, Spa as well as Laundry. Those who seek even more variety has combined packages including visiting lakes and beaches. This package offers two nights beside Ashtamudi Lake and two nights at the beautiful Kovalam Beach. Create a memorable honeymoon with your partner at The Raviz.


Facilities and Amenities provided for the room guests on Complimentary Basis

• Breakfast (Combination of Indian & Continental)
• 2 bottles of packaged drinking water
• Daily choice of complimentary newspaper
• Complimentary Wi-Fi (Basic Plan)
• In Room Tea/Coffee maker
• Work Desk with Business kit
• All-purpose kit
• Soap
• Dental kit
• Slippers
• Comb
• Shampoo
• Moisturizer
• Shaving kit
• Shower cap
• Hair Dryer
• Shoeshine Strip
• Iron & Iron board
• Multi-channel TV entertainment
• Turndown Service
• Valet parking
• Health club
• Swimming pool
• Foreign exchange
• Left luggage room
• Safe deposit lockers
• Business Centre
• 24 hours room service
• Wakeup call service
• First Aid kit
• Wheel chair services
• Multilingual Staff
• Trained Staff to assist disabled guests
• Evening Cultural Programme
• Sunset Cruise and Tea/Coffee & Snacks (at Ashtamudi only)
• Indoor and Outdoor games and other Recreational facilities
• Kids play room at Ashtamudi
• Buggy Service at The Leela Raviz and Ashtamudi

Facilities on Request and on chargeable basis

• Travel desk (Houseboats, Speed Boats, Sight Seeing, Tour packages, Airport Pick-ups and Drops etc.)
• Favourite Kerala Ayurveda Spa and Wellness Centre (Authentic Ayurveda and Marma and Kalari treatments, Western treatments, Beauty therapies and facials)
• Saloon
• In-house laundry
• Bar (Various cocktails and alcoholic drinks)
• Car wash
• Doctor on call
• Fax
• 24-hour coffee shop
• Fine Dining multi-cuisine restaurants
• In Room dining
• Mini Bar
• Board room
• Convention Centre
• Conference halls
• STD / ISD facilities
• Gift Shop
• Concierge Service

View Itinerary

This is a land where history sleeps. Madurai, situated on River Vaigai’s Bank is the yesteryear capital of the great Pandya Kingdom. It is one of the main cities of Tamil Nadu today. There are numerous historical monuments. The Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple is the most famous among them. Another famous monument is the Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Madurai is very closely related to Tamil Language and the third Tamil Sangam.

Srivilliputhur Andal temple:
This temple is also called Srivilliputhur Divya Desam as its located in Srivilliputhur which is a town in Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity here is Lord Vishnu. This temple is located 80 kms away from Madurai. It is constructed in Dravidian architectural style. The early medieval Tamil Canon of Azhwar saints from 6th-9th centuries AD; Divya Prabandha glorifies the temple. The temple’s tower is 192 feet tall which is Tamil Nadu Government’s official symbol.

Sankarankovil Sankaralingaswamy Temple:
The Sankaranayinar Temple is situated in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu and is 56 km afar from the city. The “Adi Thabasu” festival is its main attraction. The temple was built by Ukkira Pandiyan AC 900 and is known as Sankarankovil from yesteryear till now. The deity is called as Sankara Narayanan which is a blend of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu as the name suggests.

Shendurney Wild Life Sanctuary :
This wildlife sanctuary is situated in a well-protected area in Western Ghats. Geographically it lies in Kollam District in Kerala under Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve. Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary is one of a kind for its natural ambiance and awesome scenery. There is a beautiful artificial lake about 18.69 sq. km which is surrounded by Thenmala Dam’s Reservoir. The Sanctuary is a treasure trove of exotic plants.

Thenmala Eco Tourism:
This is the first planned Eco-tourism destination in India. Thenmala is popular with its bio-diversity, panoramic view etc. It is sixty kms away from Kollam City. The resources of Thenmala are shared with Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary which is at the foothills of Western Ghats. There are many activities for you like Trekking, camping and mountain climbing.

Palaruvi Waterfalls:
Palaruvi means ‘Stream of Milk’ and it falls down from rocks at a height of 300 feet and is 72 km away from Kollam. This is a great picnic spot for all where you get a marvellous view of the surroundings. Hike through the rocky landscape for a while to reach the waterfalls and feel energised with the wonderful view.

Punalur Hanging Bridge:

Punalur is a prominent place located near Kerala-Tamil Nadu Border in Kollam District. It is located on the bank of Kallada River. The Punalur Hanging Bridge or Suspension Bridge is the oldest motorable bridge in Kerala which is built long ago by the Britishers. It is now a big tourist attraction.

Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathy Temple :

This is an old temple of worship where Lord Shiva is the ruling deity but over many hundreds of years, sub-deity Lord Ganesha have gained prominence among the devotees. This is a famous temple which is quite secular and permits non-Hindus to pray there. The delicious snack ‘unniyappam’; small, sweet, round and brown cake made of flour and boiled, is their main offering.

Thangasseri Fort, Lighthouse & Breakwater:

The Thangasseri Fort is a beautiful enclave which first belonged to the Portuguese, then the Dutch and later to the British respectively. It consists of the remains of the old Portuguese Fort as well as churches built in 18th Century. This place is five kilometres away from Kollam. The Thangasseri Lighthouse is the other main attraction here. Watching the backwaters from atop will be quite splendid.

Munroe Island:

The peculiar name comes from a British Resident of the former Travancore State, Col. Monroe. This island is 12 kms away from the main town of Kollam. Village Backwater tours are arranged from here which have gained international fame and have come in Lonely Planet, the international magazine.

Cashew Factory :

Kollam also known as Quilon, is the largest exporter of Cashew in the world and is the Cashew Capital of the world. There are 600 plus cashew processing units in Kollam as per records of 2011. Every year, almost 8,00,000 tonnes of raw cashew are imported to be processed. Ninety percent of the country’s Cashew kernels which are of export quality are prepared at Kollam.

Vallikavu – Amritapuri Ashram:

Vallikavu is famous as it is the residence of the spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi. It is also the headquarters of Amrita Group of Institutions. The Ashram is 30 kms away from here and is a pilgrimage centre of international importance which attracts people from far and wide. You get peace of mind as well as inspiration here.

Ochira Temple :

This is situated in Ochira in Karunagappally taluk in Kollam, Kerala. Ochira is a border town located between Kollam and Alappuzha districts. This temple is a pilgrimage centre from ancient times. It is dedicated to Para Brahman, the universal consciousness.

Krishnapuram Palace:

This palace is a beautiful example of Kerala Architecture with the typical narrow corridors, the roofs that have a single slope and the dormer windows. This is 35 km away from Kollam. There is a beautiful mural painting-Gajendra Moksham; which is 49 sq.m which is the largest single band of mural in Kerala. There are many collections here like paintings and antique sculptures made of bronze.

Sasthamcotta Lake Temple :

The Shri Dharma Sastha Temple is located in Sasthamkotta Village, Kollam. It is surrounded on three sides by the Sasthamkotta Lake, which is the largest fresh water lake in Kerala. Monkeys are common in the temple compound. They are believed as the divine entourage of the ruling deity. This temple is one among the five old Sastha temples of Kerala namely Achan Koil, Aryan Kavu, Kulathupuzha, Sasthamcotta and the famous Sabarimala. The union of Vaishnava and Saiva beliefs is what the concept of Dharma Sastha is.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple :

This is one of the most famous temples in Trivandrum and is known as ‘Ladies’ Sabarimala’. Goddess Bhadrakali (Kannaki) is the presiding deity here. She is the Goddess of prosperity as well as Salvation. The famous Attukal Pongala festival happens here annually in which over thirty lakh women participate. It has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest gathering of ladies for religious purpose. It draws large crowds of women every year.

Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple :

This is another important temple located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram at East Fort. As the name of the temple suggests, the main deity is Sri Mahaganapathy or Lord Ganesha. The idol is installed in a sitting posture with right leg folded. Another prominent temple, Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, is located close by.

Thiruvallam Sree Parasurama Swami Temple:

This is one of the oldest temples in South India located on the banks of Karamana River near to Thiruvallam in Thiruvananthapuram. This temple has the uniqueness of being the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Parasurama, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. The tribute for ancestors-Balitharpanam-is the famous offering here. This is a very holy place for devotees of Lord Parasurama. The legend says he is the creator of Kerala State.

Kappil Beach:

This beautiful Beach and the backwaters is located 7 kms away from Varkala. As it is the perfect mix of Backwaters and the sea, it offers the perfect getaway. This is located very close to Thiruvananthapuram. The Backwaters are a sight to behold. There are many options for water sports here. You can relax and take a boat ride to enjoy yourself. Driving along the coastal side is also a great way for experiencing the view.

Varkala Beach:

This beach is also known as ‘Papanasam Beach’ and is ten kilometres away from Varkala town. There is a natural spring here which is believed to have medicinal properties. Dipping in the holy waters here is believed to relieve your body of all sins and that explains the name ‘Papanasam’ Beach. Apart from the Beach, the mineral water springs, the 2000-year-old Temple dedicated to Janardanaswamy and the Sivagiri Ashram-the resting place of Sree Narayana Guru who was a social reformer are the main attractions.

Anjengo Fort :

This Fort is always remembered in history as the place of first ever trade settlement of the British East India Company in Kerala. According to legend, this site was given to English from the Queen of Attingal for doing trade. The fort was named Anjengo or Anjuthenu from the fact that there were five coconut trees where the Fort stood. The old Fort was attacked for hundreds of years by foreigners.

VSSC Space Museum :

This is situated near Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station’s (TERLS) northern boundary near the coastline and St. Mary Magdalene Church. It is lined with high-tech artefacts as well as visuals that speak about the birth of Indian Space Programme.

Thriparappu Temple and water falls:

Thirparappu (Thriparappu) is a place in Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu which is famous for its waterfalls. The Thirparappu Falls are located 42 kms away from Nagarcoil, 55 km away from Trivandrum and 5 km from Kulasekharam. The Falls is at Kodayar and it is almost 13 km away from Pechiparai dam.

Kanyakumari Devi Temple :

Kanyakumari, also called Cape Comorin is the southernmost tip of India. This temple is dedicated to the virgin goddess Kanyakumari Devi and hence the name. According to old tales, Lord Siva had made a promise to marry the goddess on a particular day but he didn’t keep it. She became angry, upset and she killed all demons. The Devi temple is surrounded by Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam, Vivekananda Rock Memorial and “Thiruvalluvar Statue”.

Adhikesava Perumal Temple, Thiruvattar:

This temple, also in Kanyakumari District, is surrounded on all the three sides by the rivers Thamirabarani, Pahrali and Kothai. The River Pahrali takes a turn here and diverge to form an island called ‘Vattaru’ and when the temple was created it came to be known as Thiruvattaru.

Padmanabhapuram Palace:

This beautiful palace is 64 kms from Thiruvananthapuram and is the seat of the ancient rulers of Travancore. This is a masterpiece of Kerala Architecture and is the largest palace made of wood in the world. The location is at Thuckalay which is enroute to Kanyakumari. It is well-kept with its black granite floor, murals and the wonderful floral carvings.

Vellimalai Kumaraswamy Temple, Kumarakoil:

This is another temple in Kanyakumari dedicated to Lord Murugan in Kumarakoil village. It is about 200 feet high on a rocky landscape. The whole place is richly filled with paddy fields which are lush green, natural beauty of coconut trees with mountain in background, banana gardens etc.

Madavoor Rock Temple and Park:

Madavoorpara Rock Cut Shiva Temple and Park is situated outside Trivandrum city. It is a very old temple dating to as old as 850 AD. This temple as well as surrounding area are under the protection of State’s Archaeological Department. There is a carved idol of Lord Shiva as well as a carving of Ganapathi in the temple on the right side wall. On the left side, there is a carving of the local chieftain.

Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple:

This is located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala at East Fort. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is designed combining the Dravidian and Kerala architecture styles. The temple is famous all over the world as the world’s richest one especially with the discovery of all the treasures recently. There are gold and precious stones in the inner chambers of the temple.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari :

The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is an impressive structure located offshore, 500 m east from Vavathurai mainland in Kanyakumari. The structure stands on one of the two rocks that are nearby in the Lakshadweep Sea. The ‘Vivekananda Mandapam’ and ‘Shripada Mandapam’ are the two important structures here. This awesome memorial is created to honour the great Hindu monk and spiritual leader, Swami Vivekananda. He has attained enlightenment when he was meditating here for two days just before going to Chicago, USA.

Vaishnava Nambi and Thirukurungudivalli Nachiar Temple :

This temple is located in Thirukkurungudi Village in Tirunelveli in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is dedicated to God Vishnu and his consort Goddess Lakshmi. It is located 45 km away from Tirunelveli. This temple is created in Dravidian architecture style. It has found a prominent place in Divya Prabandha which is the early medieval Tamil Canon of Azhwar saints from 6th-9th centuries AD. This is one among the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Lord Vishnu. He is worshipped here in the name of Vaishnava Nambi and Goddess Lakshmi is known as Thirukurungudivalli. This temple is also known as Dakshina Vaikuntam; Vaikuntam being the holy abode of Lord Vishnu.

Sreevaikuntam :

This is a small town in Thoothukudi in the state of Tamil Nadu, located beside Thamirabarani river. The temple here dedicated to Lord Vishnu is known as Srivaikuntanathan Perumal temple. There is a mandapam filled with sculptures of Elephant, warriors and yallis known as Thiruvengada Mudaiyar Mandapam. There is another mandapam which is opened on Vaikunta Ekadasi days known as the Ekadasi Mandapam.

Papanasanathar Temple :

This temple is located in Papanasam, a small village 60 km away from Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva. There are three precincts in the temple created in Dravidian style. All shrines are enclosed by the granite wall surrounding the temple. There is a gateway tower with seven-tiers. There are many artistic sculptures representing Nayak Art.

Brahmadesam Kailaasanathar:

This beautiful temple is 4.2 kms away from Ambasamudram and 43 kms away from Tirunelveli. There are big towering wooden doors beautifully carved with figures of Gods into the 80 to 100 panels on the door.

Rajagopala Swamy Temple, Mannarkoil :

The Rajagopalaswamy Kulasekara Perumal Temple is located at Mannarkoil near to Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu State. It has Lord Vishnu as the ruling deity. The temple is a kilometre to the west from Brahmadesam Kailasanathar Temple and is seven kms away from Ambasamudram off Tenkasi-Kuttralam Highway. Mannarkoil is actually an island with rivers on both north and south side. Thamirabarani flows on the southern side while Ghatana flows on the opposite side.

Tiruchendur Murugan Temple :

The Rajagopalaswamy Kulasekara Perumal Temple is located at Mannarkoil near to Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu State. It has Lord Vishnu as the ruling deity. The temple is a kilometre to the west from Brahmadesam Kailasanathar Temple and is seven kms away from Ambasamudram off Tenkasi-Kuttralam Highway. Mannarkoil is actually an island with rivers on both north and south side. Thamirabarani flows on the southern side while Ghatana flows on the opposite side.

Uvari Beach :

Uvari is a fishing village located beside Bay of Bengal in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. It is 70 kms south of Tirunelveli , 50 kms east of Nagercoil and 100 kms to the west of Thoothukudi.

Thoothukudi :

Thoothukudi or Tuticorin is a port city, industrial place and a municipal corporation in Tamil Nadu. It lies in Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Thoothukudi is also known as “Pearl City” because of the pearl fishing there. Tuticorin is a busy commercial seaport serving inland cities of South India. It is also one of the sea gateways in Tamil Nadu.

Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram:

Rameswaram is a small town located on Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu. The place is famous for the Ramanathaswamy Temple which is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site with big sculpted pillars, or decorated corridors and water tanks that are sacred. Agnitheertham, is to the east, where devotees bathe in the waters. There is a hill called Gandamadana Parvatham with great island views. There is a wheel here said to be bearing an imprint of Lord Sriram’s feet.

Ponmudi :

Ponmudi is a Hill Station which is connected to Thiruvananthapuram via a two lane highway (SH 2 and SH 45). The final 18 km beginning from Anappara has beautiful views, winding through mountains, tea gardens etc. There are 22 hairpin turns in this route. It is a great spot for those who love travel especially trekking. The biggest plus point is the year-long pleasant climate.

Agasthyarkoodam :

This is a very tall peak about 1,868 m (6,129 ft.) situated within Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Western Ghats. This is actually in the border between Kerala ( Pathanamthitta, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts ) and Tamil Nadu (Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli districts). It is part of Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve. Thamirabarani river which is perennial, originates from the eastern range and it flows to Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu.

Courtallam Water Falls :

This beautiful place is located in the marvellous Western Ghats. It is known as the ‘Spa of South India’. It is situated 160 m or 520 ft. above sea level in the foothills of Western Ghat in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. There are many ancient temples and tourist spots here. Many seasonal as well as perennial rivers like Thamirabharani, Pachaiyar, Manimuthar and Chittar originate in this beautiful region.

Kunnampara Temple :

This beautiful temple is at Vazhamuttam which is a quiet village located in between Arabian Sea and Vellayani Lake, 8 kms to south of Thiruvananthapuram city on Kovalam Route. The temple property comes to about 21 acres and 21 cents donated in M.E. 1071 by Kochukutty Vaidyar of Chettiyar Thoppil in Pachalloor who was a devotee of Sree Narayana Guru. There was a rest house and temple for Sree Narayana Guru.

Kottarakkara Thampuran Memorial Museum of Classical Arts:

This is dedicated to Kathakali’s creator namely Kottarakkara Thampuran. Kathakali is the traditional dance drama of Kerala. This museum is created to promote classical arts. It exhibits life size Kathakali as well as Mohiniyattam characters as they appear on stage in the traditional costumes with the hastha mudras i.e. hand gestures which is used in the art forms with the ornaments as well.

Police Museum :

The Police Museum is also known as Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum. This museum at Kollam is a really interesting one which traces the whole history as well as development of the police force. There are police arms of 18th and 19th centuries. There are various other exhibits too. The Martyr’s Gallery is the prime attraction here.

Achankovil Temple :

This is one among the Pancha Sastha Temples of Kerala. Lord Ayyappa is the presiding deity who rules there in the form of grihastha (householder). He faces east. This idol is believed to be installed by Lord Parasurama. Lord Ayyappa’s Pratishta is quite different from other Sastha Temples. The idol is called Rudraksha Sila. He is portrayed as a Grihasthashrami (one who is married ) along with two consorts Poorna and Pushkala. Ayyappa is portrayed as a Mahavaidya (a great physician) who cures from poisonous snakebites.

Kulathoor Phanamugham Devi Temple :

This is an ancient temple located in Kulathoor Village, Neyyattinkara Taluk in Trivandrum, Kerala. Thookkam is important part of the festival here. It is conducted during the month of Kumbha (February-March). Devotees from all over Kerala take part in the festival. The Devi of the temple is believed to be very powerful.

Aryankavu Sastha Temple :

This is one among the 108 Sastha shrines in Kerala. The idol is believed to be blessed by Lord Parasurama. This is one of the Pancha Sastha temples in Kerala. It is located in eastern forest ranges in Pathanapuram in Kollam.

The RP Mall :

This is a modern shopping mall in Kollam city, Kerala. It belongs to the business tycoon, Dr. B. Ravi Pillai’s RP Group. This mall was formerly known as K-Mall or Kollam Mall and belonged to Malabar Developers. Kollam was the third city after Cochin and Calicut to have their own shopping malls. The mall is 2,10,000 sq.ft. in size and is located on high street in Kollam. There is 1,00,000 sq. ft. retail space that is spread across seven floors.

The Raviz House Boat :

Houseboat, locally known as ‘Kettuvallam’ is a nostalgic type of traditional water boat used to transport goods for trade in the past. The modern houseboats are quite posh and exotic. They offer leisure in the lap of luxury and are constructed completely without using any nail. Many natural products like bamboo, jack-wood, areca nut tree’s wood, sticks, coconut tree for beds, furniture, roof etc. The entire body of the boat is tied together using coir and later it is coated with black resin obtained from cashew kernels which are boiled. There are many water sports activities in Raviz Resort and Spa at Ashtamudi, Kollam. It is a five star deluxe hotel which is a great backwater resort in Kerala.

Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple:

This temple is in Tenkasi which lies in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu. The ruling deity is Lord Siva. This temple is believed to be built during 13th century by Pandyan Ruler Parakkirama Pandian. Here, Siva is called Kasi Viswanathar and Parvathi is known as Ulagamman.

Shengottai Thirumalai Kovil :

This is a temple dedicated to Murugan located at Panpoli, Tenkasi in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. It is 160 kms away from Madurai. The Shengottai Thirumalai Kovil is located atop a small hill surrounded on all sides by Western Ghats near Kerala Border. It is famous for the large number of steps which comes to more than 600.

Malamel Temple:

There is a giant rock in Malamel on which a famous Siva Temple is located. The Malamel Temple has five doors in total. It is believed to be very divine as well as historical as its very near the famous Jadayupara in Chadayamangalam. This rock is believed to be the one carried by the mystical bird Jadayu in Ramayana when Sita was kidnapped by Ravana.

Ashtamudi Backwater Boat Cruise :

The name ‘Ashtamudi’ get its name from ‘Ashta’ meaning eight and ‘mudi’ meaning ‘braids’ as it has eight branches or channels of water. It is also a gateway to the bewitching backwaters of Kerala in the southern side. It is second to Vembanad with respect to size as well as beauty. One of the best backwater cruises in the Kerala Waterways is from Kollam to Alappuzha along this 61 km lake.

Nagaraja Temple, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari:

This is a temple worshipping the Nagaraja or the King of Serpents also known as Vasuki, located in the heart of Nagercoil in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. The name ‘Nagercoil’ came from the name of the Temple. There are uncountable number of statues of the serpents here. Snakes are very important in Hinduism. It is an ornament for Lord Siva and is the bed for Lord Mahavishnu. Snakes are worshipped all over India. This temple acts as a symbol for all four religions-Saivism, Vaishnavism, Jainism as well as Buddhism.

Thanumalayan Temple, Suchindram, Kanyakumari:

This temple is also known as ‘Sthanumalayan’ Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu Trinity-Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. This is located in Suchindram in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. This temple is important to both Vaishnavites and Shaivites. The name ‘Sthanumalayan’ means the Trimurtis: ‘Sthanu’ means ‘Siva’, ‘Mal’ means ‘Vishnu’ and ‘Ayan’ means ‘Brahma’.

Kottukal Cave Temple:

This was built between the sixth and eighth centuries and is a current example of rock cut architecture. There are two caves that are unequal facing east with the Ganapathy idol in the middle. The smaller one has a Hanuman Idol and larger one has a massive Nandi (bull of Lord Siva) in it. Lord Siva also is an important deity there in the form of Siva Linga.

Chadayamangalam Jadayupara:

The Jadayupara at Chadayamangalam is the biggest bird sculpture in the world. It is so much celebrated and famous because of its link with the Epic Ramayana. The rock here gets its name from the mythical bird Jadayu who according to myth, have collapsed on the rock after trying to fly and save Sita from her kidnapper Ravana. This has become a picnic spot for everyone especially families. It is located on MC Road, 40 km from Trivandrum.

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