Kollam (Quilon) attractions

Museum in Kollam (Quilon)

Krishnapuram Palace Museum

Two kilometres south of Kayamkulam (35km north of Kollam), this restored mid-18th-century palace is one of the finest remaining examples of royal Keralan architecture. Beneath its gabled red-tiled roofs, you'll find…
Area in Kollam (Quilon)


Flanking the north end of the harbour, west of Kollam centre, Thangassery was once an important Portuguese, then Dutch and finally British trading post. You can still see the remains of the 1519 Portuguese-era Fort …
Lighthouse in Kollam (Quilon)

Thangassery Lighthouse

Red-and-white stripes adorn Kollam's imposing 1902-built, 43m-tall barber-pole lighthouse. Take the lift or climb the 195 spiralling steps for wraparound views sweeping down the coast.
Historic Building in Kollam (Quilon)

Residency Bungalow

Just back from Ashtamudi Lake, 1.5km north of the jetty, this elegant 1810 building blending Keralan and European styling was once the home of the British Resident.
Beach in Kollam (Quilon)

Kollam Beach

Kollam's main beach, 2km south of town, is a bit tatty but worth an evening stroll for its sunsets and the colourful local fish market at the harbour to its north. The beach improves further south, though there are …
Park in Kollam (Quilon)

Asramam Adventure Park

Around 1.5km north of Kollam's boat jetty, this lakeside park is popular with families for its playground, picnicking, motorboating (₹95 per person), leafy setting and water views.
Landmark in Kollam (Quilon)

Clock Tower

This 70-year-old clock is a central Kollam landmark.