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5 km from Kollam town, Thangasseri, the seaside village of historic importance has the ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches built in the 18 th century. The Thangasseri lighthouse at the Thangasseri beach is open to visitors from 1530-1730 hrs.
The 144 ft. Thangasseri Light house, built in 1902, is a centre of attraction at Thangasseri beach.The Ananda Valleeswaram Temple here, attracts people on almost all days. The Pullichira Church was established in 1700 A.D. One of the oldest and most important Mosques in the town is the Chinnakkada Palli. The Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering, the first of its kind in the state, is at Kilikolloor, about 7 kms. east of Kollam town.Thangasseri beach destination is a popular holiday spot among visitors.
Mahatma Gandhi beach & park at Kochupilamoodu, Thirumullavaram beach and Ashramam picnic village, are some of the important spots of local sight seeing around Thangasseri beach.Mahatma Gandhi beach lies just 2 kms. from the town. It is a fascinating place for an evening. Thirumullavaram beach is 5 kms. from the town. The sea here is ideal for swimming and bathing. Ashramam picnic village is located in the 48 acre Guest House Complex. This is the centre of various tourism development activities of the district. The setting up of a picnic village here, is progressing under the supervision of the District Tourism Promotion Council.
The Government Guest House here, is 200 years old. It stands along Ashtamudi lake and is a major attraction for its elegance and architectural beauty. Tourists can stay here at economical rates. The childrens Traffic & Entertainment Park, designed by NATPAC, is also located in this village near Thangasseri beach. It is the largest traffic park in Kerala. The Adventure Park, located in the village along the shores of the Astamudi backwaters, is a novel experiment in the country. Different types of boats, including luxury cruise boats, power boats and motor boats, are available on hire from the boat jetty near the Adventure Park. A budget hotel for tourists, Yatrinivas, run by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation is also located in this village near the beach destination of Thangasseri. The village is just 2 kms. away from the town.
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