The Raviz Resort and Spa Kadavu

Overview of The Raviz Resort and Spa Kadavu

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Raviz is the perfect stay for you in God’s Own Country. They evolve as a whole, to give you the most luxurious and pleasant stay. Fine dining concepts and great experiences await you. A wide array of destinations are waiting for you here. The perfect blend of tradition and modernity happens in Raviz.

The Raviz Resort & Spa Kadavu

The Raviz Kadavu can be reached by after one short drive from Kozhikode or Calicut. It is a waterfront resort, located beside the famous Chaliyar River. The resort is modelled in Nalukettu style. The Raviz Kadavu is spread across nine acres and is everything Keralite; from architecture to dishes.

This beautiful property provides the perfect detox for the happy-go-lucky traveller with stunning visual treats. Enjoy the blend of traditional with modernity at its comfortable best. Raviz Kadavu is the celebration of Kerala heritage and is the choicest destination for people who organize events. Those who desire for open spaces with well-defined venues find your answer here. The man behind the design of Raviz Kadavu is Architect Tony Joseph. Many plants of indigenous nature has been landscaped in the beautiful nine acre property. Majority of the material used for construction is the laterite stone which is taken from the same land.

A plethora of rooms as well as cottages await you here that you will be confused which one to choose. Every nook and corner is adorned by mural art that is simply divine. It reflects the culture of the state of Kerala. So if you plan a trip to Malabar, this is your ideal place for an unforgettable vacation.

Distance from Kozhikode Airport- 12 KM
Distance from Calicut railway station-14 KM

Accommodation

The Raviz ,Kadavu is only 12 kms from Calicut International Airport. Those who want to spend a great time can stop there especially if you have any event or a convention coming up. There are a lot of facilities like swimming pool, a special pool for kids, games like billiards, zorb ball, dartboard, canoeing and kayaking in river, gymnasium etc. Guests have a lot of activities there to do. Spend your unforgettable moments there.

There are seven categories of 117 rooms in the Resort. A special mobile-friendly room is designed in each category for differently-abled. There is a fully-equipped business centre which is compact and there is an open library as well which overlooks the river. So you have all facilities in-built and needn’t go out for anything.

Room Types

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Standard Rooms

They are located conveniently in the lobby level. The rooms are comfortable and make you feel at home. The measurement of each room is 275 sq.ft. Each and every room is specially designed combining utility and efficiency.

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Deluxe River View

The layout is similar to Standard Room. A great view of Chaliyar River is what you can get from a Deluxe River View room. There are options for twin beds as well as double beds. It is ideal for families and corporate guests as well.

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Superior River View

A Superior River View Room is also a great option for families staying at Raviz Kadavu. The rooms are beautiful and spacious and every room offer a wonderful view of Chaliyar River. There’s a spacious and pretty balcony which adds beauty to your mornings. Traditions of Kerala are represented in the room. The furniture are designed to perfection and they reflect the distinctive spirit of the Raviz Hotels and Resorts.

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Deluxe Suite

These are especially designed for our regular guests to rejuvenate themselves. The Deluxe Suite is perfect for the budget traveller. The rooms offer you comfort as well as luxury.

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Luxury Suite

This room is also designed keeping families in mind. The Luxury Suite has almost all basic facilities of your home and comes with a living area, dining room and a bedroom. An awesome view of the Chaliyar River is the most attractive feature of this room. This is a great option for people who are well-heeled.

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Presidential Suite

This is like a grand vacation venue. The Presidential Suite offers marvellous views and the best in comfort. All services are available with just a tap on your phone. The greenery all around is enough to take your breath away. The houseboat which has a touch of tradition is the plus factor in the resort. It is a great boon for a newly married couple and is a great place to host small gatherings.

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Cottages

The Cottages at Raviz Kadavu also offer a view of the mighty Chaliyar River. There is ample space there for accommodating families. Those who enjoy cooking have a kitchenette designed to cook yourselves a meal for yourself as well as your dear ones, that too with ingredients grown on The Resort’s property. All modern facilities are available in addition to keeping the authentic tradition of Kerala intact in all the minor details in the cottage.

Wellness

FAVOURITE KERALA AYURVEDA & SPA

Concept

This Spa delivers the traditions of Ayurveda in the today’s context offering the best of comforts. The guests get more than just ‘a feel at home’. There are specialist doctors within the Resort who adapt the good old Ayurveda traditions for modern day circumstances. All the treatments are done in great ambience giving most preference to hygiene. There are tailormade treatments for each and every person.

Feel Rejuvenated!

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

Ayurveda Packages

An Ancient science, now a modern art

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.

Concept

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.

Approach

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 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.

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 keeps 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.

Yoga Packages

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

Services

Specialized Marma Therapy

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.

Dining

A variety of options are available for dining at Raviz Kadavu. There are many restaurants like a traditional Kerala one, an open grill and a bar-Zirkon; which is sports-themed. Calicut is very famous for food and is like the gastronomical capital of Kerala. Raviz Kadavu is a delight for all foodies. The Resort property attracts not just the guests but also the locals and people who love a great dining experience. There is a beautiful vegetable garden at Raviz Kadavu with a number of herbs and vegetables.

Keraleeyam

This is Raviz’s flagship culinary brand which is a restaurant specialised in traditional Kerala dishes which makes the cuisine globally famous. In this, Malabari Cuisine is given special focus. Some of the special dishes are Garlic Kadakka and Drumstick soup. The local Chicken dish-Azhinillam Kozhi and Burnt fish- Karimeen Polichathu are the non-vegetarian specialities.

There is a wide array of dishes for all meals be it breakfast, lunch and dinner. You get a number of culinary choices like North Indian, Middle-eastern and European cuisine. One part of the restaurant offers a grand view of the Chaliyar River and also of the floating island beside, where guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Operating hours : 24 Hours (Breakfast- 7.00 AM to 10.30 AM, Lunch- 12.30 PM to 3.00 PM, & Dinner-7.00 PM to 10.30 PM.)
Dress code : Smart casuals

Garam

This restaurant specialises in grilled food and offers al-fresco or outdoor dining. There will lot of choices for meats as well as seafood which will be displayed on a counter for guests. You can personalize from a set of marinates. This restaurant is open for dinner. Enjoy a luxurious dinner sitting under a number of stars and hear the cool whisper of the river flowing nearby.

Operating hours : 7.30 PM to 10.30 PM (Not operational during Monsoon)
Dress code : Smart casuals

Zirkon

Raviz Kadavu has a sports-themed bar called Zirkon which overlooks the River. This is a contemporary bar stocking a few of beverages which are quite popular. A collection of small bites and tapas await the guests here to give a yummy time.

Operating hours : 9.30 AM to 9.45 PM
Dress code : Smart casuals

CUISINE - DELICIOUS CUSTOMIZED DISHES

Always follow Ayurveda for Good Health !

Every client is special for Raviz Kadavu. 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.

Weddings & Meetings

The Raviz Resort & Spa Kadavu

Raviz Resort, Kadavu is rich with a number of open spaces as well as definitive venues. So there is ample space for you to host events and special occasions. It is one of the choicest destinations because of its open spaces and adaptability. A wide variety of activities is planned for the guests. A number of registered experts who are well-qualified in kayaking and canoeing guide the guests for the activities in Chaliyar River.

Bekal

A name that reminds of the famous fort, this is a convention centre which is quite big. It has indoor as well as outdoor facilities. The indoor area has a separate entrance and has an area for pre-functions which accommodates about 200 people who are part of a floating crowd. In a theatre-style setting, it can accommodate about 1000 people. A unique and beautiful setting can be created here if you have an event or occasion at the Bekal Experia which is an outdoor extension for the centre.

Chaliyar Hall

This conference venue is 5,177 sq.ft in area which provide convenient accommodation for about 150 people in theatre-style and about 80 people in a round-table fashion. There is a pre-function area which is exclusive. There is an acoustically sound facility which has 10 feet venue height. It is perfect for smaller conferences. Many doctors opt for this venue for their congregations and corporates prefer this for their training sessions.

The Amphitheatre

This venue can accommodate up to 200 people and is a great setting for hosting any pre-wedding functions like betrothal, informal programs and for small get togethers. Wedding sangeets, parties and performances happen here regularly.

Thekkini

This is a board room which provide accommodation for up to 15 people in a great ambience. There is an audio-visual system which is fully-equipped. All corporate meetings which are Senior Level can be done here.

Raviz Special Packages

Raviz Kadavu 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 this Spa beside the bubbly Chaliyar River and in the warmth of Kozhikode City.

Winter Getaway with The Raviz Kadavu

Enjoy the eclectic mix of great hospitality at Raviz Kadavu with the beauty of the cool and green surroundings. There are lot of fun-filled activities for family as well.

INR 7999+Taxes
For 2 adults & 2 children*
1st Oct 2018 to 31st Mar 2019

Inclusions:
Welcome drink
Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner
Double sharing stay in river-view rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Evening cruise in Chaliyar river
Evening tea/coffee at poolside gardens
Evening cultural programme
20% off on Favourite Kerala Ayurveda & Spa and Laundry services
10% discount on Eco-friendly water activities (Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle)

*For a maximum of 2 children below 12 years.
*23rd Dec’18 to 3rd Jan ’19 package not applicable

Summer Package at The Raviz Resort and Spa, Kadavu

Take a holiday and go to Raviz Kadavu located beside Chaliyar River. If you choose to go in summer, that’s the best. This will be definitely an unforgettable getaway with your loved ones to be cherished as treasured memories forever. Choose the right boat for you-houseboat, banana boat or speedboat as you wish and enjoy a great water ride. There are many options to enjoy in the river like Kayaking.

Summer Package 2018
Rate – 7499 + Tax per day per night

Package Inclusions
Welcome Drink on Arrival
Stay in a Lake view room for double.
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Two bottles of 500 ML package drinking water in the room per day.
Evening Tea/Coffee & Snacks at Thattukada.
Half an Hour evening Cruise (Non Exclusive) in Ashtamudi Lake @ 16:00 Hrs.
Complimentary Wi-Fi (Basic Plan)
20% discount on Laundry.
20% discount on Favourite Kerala Ayurveda & Spa.
20% discount on water activities like pedal boat, kayaking, banana boat and speed boat.
Complimentary use of Swimming pool & Gymnasium (swimming costume is mandatory)
Cultural Programme in the evening.

Terms and Conditions

Valid till 31st Sep 2018.
Minimum duration of stay 2 nights for availing this package rate.
Book for three nights and get 50% discount on third night stay.

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.

You can 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 dinner as compliment. There are also cultural programs in the evening, pretty manicured gardens, indoor activities, swimming pool, gym and water sports. You can avail big discounts at 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.

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.

View Itinerary

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Madurai

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kanyakumari Devi Temple

Kanyakumari, also called Cape Comorin is the southern most 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”.

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Tiruchendur Murugan Temple

This is a panchayat town in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The famous Tiruchendur Murugan Temple dedicated to Lord Muruga is located here. It is near the seashore and is 91 m or 299 ft. long from north to south, 65 m or 213 feet east to west and has a gopuram with seven-tiers which is 42 m or 138 ft tall. The inner sanctum sanctorum lies in a cave. The main deity is Murugan portrayed as a child in granite.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kunnampara Temple Location :-

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 are 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 its own shopping mall. 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.

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’.

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