Trending activities Description Things to know Photos Map Attractions Nearby destinations Activities

KOTTARAKKARA, KOLLAM

World India Kerala Kollam Kottarakkara
3.5 ( 1 )
Rate this destination

Kottarakkara is a small town located at 27kms from the Kollam city. What is so special about this small town is that it is the birthplace of the famous dance drama Kathakali which flourished during the 19th century in this town. The specialty doesn’t end with that; Kottarakkara literally means land of palaces. This small town once was the land of palaces of kings of Kerala; the oldest structure dating back to the 14th century. The places of interest include temples like the shrine of Ganapathy, Mahadeva temple and the Kulasekharanellor Sree Bhadarkali temple. Other than the Hindu temples this place is considered the epicenter of Malankara Orthodox churches.

Today, this place has an interesting mix of temples, churches, mosques, and palaces which reflect a rich artistic history that has played a significant role in influencing the culture of this region. Although this town boasts unique history and historical structures it attracts relatively less tourists. The main visitors here come to visit the famous temple of Lord Ganesha. A visit to Kottarakkara can be clubbed with other sightseeing places in and around Kollam.

 

Current Weather Forecast


Overcast
22° C
24/10

31 - 23 ° C
25/10

31 - 23 ° C
26/10

29 - 24 ° C
27/10

31 - 22 ° C

THINGS TO KNOW

Category
Historical, Pilgrimage
Languages
Malayalam and English
Altitude
50m
Best time to visit
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Nearby railway stations
Nearby Airports
India Kerala Kottarakkara

TRAVEL TIPS (0) Recent

Write a travel tip
POST
Be the first to give a tip or leave a comment
Get Routes
travel guide
places to see
Between 0 to 100 kms
All Categories
Adventure
Hills
Jungle
Beaches
Art & History
Religious
Sort by

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

places to see
Sandakphu Trail
 Darjeeling
From  ₹ 13500 5 Days
places to see
Nag Tibba Trek
 Dehradun
From  ₹ 3830 2 Days
places to see
Bir-Billing - Trek & Paraglide
 Bir, Himachal Pradesh
From  ₹ 2400 2 Days
places to see
Bashleo Pass Trek
 Himachal Pradesh
From  ₹ 6900 4 Days
places to see
Bara Bangal Trek
 Manali, Dharamshala
From  ₹ 43900 11 Days
places to see
From  ₹ 3950 2 Days
places to see
From  ₹ 4130 3 Hours