10 days in Kollam District Itinerary

10 days in Kollam District Itinerary

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10 days in Kollam District Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Kollam
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Thenmala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Chennai

7
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
When in Kollam, make a side trip to see Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara in Kottarakkara, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic scenery at Palaruvi Falls, and make a trip to Jatayu Earth's Center.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kollam trip builder tool .

Chennai to Kollam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In February, daytime highs in Kollam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Thenmala.

Things to do in Kollam

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara
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Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House
Jatayu Earth's Center ©
Jatayu Earth's Center
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach

2
nights
Thenmala

Thenmala ©
Visitors on holiday in Thenmala discover the first planned eco-tourism site in the country.
On the 5th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary, see human ingenuity at work at Thenmala Dam, and then stroll through Butterfly Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Leisure Zone, then snap pictures at Hanging Bridge Punalur, and then take in the views from Suspension Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thenmala trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kollam to Thenmala in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Thenmala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thenmala

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Hanging Bridge Punalur
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Thenmala Dam ©
Thenmala Dam
Hanging Bridge Punalur ©
Hanging Bridge Punalur
Leisure Zone ©
Leisure Zone