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Tourist Destinations Near Nilamel
Nilamel is the granary or rice bowl of the Kottarakkara thaluk. In Malayalam, nilam means "paddy field". Thus the region is named Nilamel.
Jatayu Para (Project in Progress)

A huge sculpture of a mythological bird from the Indian epic Ramayana will be built atop a rock 1000 foot tall known as Jatayu Para (Rock) at Chadayamangalam which is just 7 Kms from our  hotel.The project which is nearing completion will house a history museum, a mini theatre, an open area and also washrooms inside.The 200-foot long, 150-foot wide and 50-foot tall 'functional' sculpture of Jatayu will be built on a 1,000-foot tall rock here.

Varkala Beach

Famed for its mostly isolated beaches  [Papanasam Beach] that are really breath taking with the swaying coconut palms Varkala has many a refreshing natural sights to offer. Varkala is also a religious centre the revered Janardhana swamy temple is a very old temple which is very near to the beach and one of the most attractive places in the near vicinity.

Ponmudi Hills

Transalated into Malayalam it means “The Golden Peak”  formed from a small section of the western Ghats. Located at  an altitude of 1100 Meters above sea level it runs parallel to the Arabian sea. The 22 hairpin bends make the drive really memorable and one can also see “Tea Plantations”,Rapids, Rivulets and lush green forests and nature at its best.

Kollam (Quilon)

40 Kms from Raj Regency, Kollam, also known as Quilon to the inbound tourist , was an ancient port on the west coast of the subcontinent. Once known as "Desinganadu" Kollam flourished as a trading port even in prechristian era and this is established by the numerous evidences left by ancient Phoenicians and Romans. The rich picturesque backwaters are ideal for a riceboat cruise which are available on hire.


The capital of the state of Kerala is just 45 Kms from Raj Regency. Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is very well known for the grandeur, richness and the austerity of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the visibly rich heritage that is seen at the Napier`s Museum as well the sun soaked beaches of Kovalam which has been on the tourist  map for the last 40 years.

Ashtamudi Lake

Located 12 Kms from Kollam it is the second largest and deepest wetland ecosystem in the area, a palm-shaped (also called octopus-shaped) large water body, next only to the Vembanad estuary ecosystem near Kumarakom. Ashtamudi means 'eight coned '(Ashta = 'eight'; mudi = 'coned') in the local language. Chinese Fishing Nets, House Boats and Water Sports are common sights here .


Located 6 Kms from Kollam City Thirumullavaram is famous for its Maha Vishnu Swamy temple, the pond and its beautiful beaches.The beaches here are also very picturesque and lately it has also become a hot spot for scuba diving. It's a must visit for al the nature enthusiasts.

Paravur Kayal

21 Kms from Kollam city Paravur Kayal (Lake) is a beautiful network of lakes and sea coast and backwaters which attracts visitors mainly foreigners. The main attraction is the interconnection of Paravur Kayal lake (part of a system of back waters) and the Arabian sea.