Kollam, formerly known as Quilon, is located on the edge of the well-known Ashtamudi Lake. One of the Kerala’s leading trade hubs, Kollam is the centre of the country’s cashew trading and processing industry. This famous port on the Malabar Coast was once part of the international spice trade. The place has also got natural beauty in abundance, this place has been blessed with plains, mountains, rivers, sea, lakes, backwaters, streams, lush green fields and forests.

Ashtamudi means ‘eight coned'(Ashta = ‘eight’; mudi = ‘coned’) in the local language of Malayalam. This name is indicative of the lake’s topography: a lake with multiple branches. The lake is also called the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala.

The Raviz in Kollam is an exclusive property of the RP Group. The Raviz, as a destination for the Wedding in Kerala, understands the significance of every wedding which takes place in its centres and tries to add to its grace in all possible ways by according sheer elegance and traditional ambience to those extravagant events.

The Raviz provide natural settings for quiet gatherings, adequately graced by a river or a beach or a lake. Ample space, sufficient amenities, dedicated staff and amazing atmosphere of an elevated class make Raviz a preferred destination for weddings in Kerala , designed and executed by EvenTree Wedding Planners.


I, ____, take you, ____, to be my lawfully wedded(husband/wife) – Declare your consent – In the Middle of the Arabian Sea.

Have your guests circle around in Open Houseboats while you take your vows in the floating restaurant “Raanthal”. The Raviz has a ‘Conference Boat’ which can comfortably hold 85 people on board its decks.

Casual U set up for Roundtablers meet

“Floating Restaurant” – Raanthal
The Raanthal is a floating restaurant on top of two large kettuvalloms. This “Floating Restaurant” can be used for destination weddings in Kerala , planned and coordinated by EvenTree Wedding Planners.

Island Wedding – The Raviz
The Raviz has three private islands which are apt for Destination Weddings in Kerala. Situated at the heart of Ashtamudi lake, these uninhibited islands have the perfect ambiance for a quiet and private function, and can comfortably host parties for 150-200 people.

Pool Party – The Raviz
Poolside Lawns for private parties (Capacity : 200 people)

The Raviz has 93 spacious rooms , well-equipped rooms with ultra-modern facilities such as wooden flooring, 46-inch LED TVs and large luxurious marble baths. The suites have a mix of traditional culture along with their urban amenities. Private balconies attached to the rooms can give beautiful views of the glistening waters of the Ashtamudi Lake. The Raviz has Lakeview Rooms, Rooms with private swimming pools and Private Jacuzzis. It also has two lake-side Kerala Cottages designed in traditional Kerala architecture. These wooden tharavadu-style cottages have an old-world charm attached to them.

Rooms and Suites
Room Type No.   Of Rooms
Standard              20
Deluxe                  20
Premium              42
Pool Villa                2
Cottage                  2
Royal Raviz Suite   7

Banquet Halls
The Raviz has one large banquet hall which can comfortably seat around 1000 people in theatre style.

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Ashtamudi Backwaters
Get up, close and personal to the scenery of Kollam while cruising on the placid waters of Ashtamudi Lake. This water stretch is one of the most popular and also the biggest fresh water lake of Kerala. A tour aboard a traditional houseboat at the stretch of the lake lets you admire the lush surroundings, coconut palm trees and treat your eyes to the picturesque beauty of the place.

Picnic Village
Picnic Village is one of the prime recreational centers in the town at Ashramom. Placed at the backwater-front, this village set-up is home to a number of structures including an adventure park, a 200- year old Government Guest House, Children’s Traffic Park, Tourist Boat Club and Yatri Niwas, offering accommodation to the visitors.

Thangasseri Beach

Thangassery beach is an extremely popular beach of Thangassery village, which was one of the preferred settlement locations for the British, the Portuguese and the Dutch. The churches here are pretty old, having been established in the 18th century. The chief attraction of the place is the 144 ft light house built in 1902, Rising right above tall palm grooves. The beach has silver-colored sand and stretches to around 3 km. There are ruins of a Portuguese fort nearby that is also worth-visit.

A huge rock at Chadayamangalam is celebrated for its mythological links with the Hindu epic Ramayana. On the top of the rock there is a small pond which has sufficient water even during drought. There is also a ‘Sree Rama’ statue worshiped by the locals. The wild nature of the rock makes it ideal for hand gliding, rock climbing and other adventure sports. The panoramic view of Sahya Mountains along east and Arabian Sea in the west also attracts tourists to this spot.

The Maruthimala
The Maruthimala spans across 25 acres of rocky surface need 30 minutes time to reach on the top of the rock. On the top there is a temple and the festivals are celebrated during the months of December and January. Small waterfalls in the vicinity includes Kalladathanni Vattathikkadavu Waterfalls (Vattathilthangal river) . The place is very beautiful with natural surroundings with Ithikkara River as the back drop.

Krishnapuram Palace
The palace is maintained by the Archeological Department and contains exhibits that belonged to the Palace and its former occupant, the Travancore Maharaja Marthanda Varma. The palace is also famous for a large pond within it. It is said that an underground route runs from the bottom of the pond as a possible escape route from enemies.

Munroe Island
Munroe Island is an amalgam of eight different small islands having an area of 13.6 Sq.Km. There are small hillocks in Munroe lsland viz. Perungalam, Pattamthuruth, Pezhumthuruth, Villimangalam. This peculiar Village Backwater Tour has received an international acclaim in the magazine – Lonely Planet. The very narrow canals linking the entire Munroe Island offers a very close view and experience of the rural life of Backwater village of Kerala. The fish farms, coir-making units, anganavadis(village Playschool), country craft making units etc. make it an embodiment of sustainable development.

Shenduruney Wild life Sanctuary
Shenduruney Wild life Sanctuary is part of Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve. For company, you may have some die-hard party animals – elephants, tigers, leopards, bisons, sambar, wild boar, lion-tailed macaques, nilgiri langur, deer and many of the other inhabitants of a west coast tropical evergreen forest.

“Palaruvi” – literally, stream of milk – is one of Kerala’s most picturesque waterfalls, cascading down a height of 300 feet. It is a favourite picnic spot for visitors from all over south India. The journey to Palaruvi through the dense tropical forest is a spellbinding experience. The surrounding mist-clad blue hills and green valleys form a stunning backdrop to the milk-white burst of foam whose muffled roar resounds through the otherwise tranquil virgin forest.

The Suspension Bridge
The Suspension Bridge in Punalur town crossing the river Kallada is the only suspended-deck type in south India. Built in 1877 by Albert Henry. The bridge is connected to four wells. The iron rods of the bridge is connected to the clips, situated in the wells. Each well is of about 100 feet deep and no one since know the engineering behind the construction of this bridge.

Sasthamkotta – “The Queen of the Lakes” Another spot which is symbolic of the purity and beauty of Kollam district is Sasthamkotta, the largest fresh water lake of Kerala. The monkeys of Sasthamcotta that colonies the towering trees are also an attraction by itself.

Boat Races
President’s Trophy Boat Race: Held annually on Kerala Piravi Day (1st November) with all elegance and charm on the prestine waters of Ashtamudi lake at Kollam
Kallada Boat Race : Held on the day of 28th Onam every year {August – September} and it attracts a large crowd on either banks of Kallada River.
Kannetti Boat Race: Takes place on Chathayam (4th ONAM) during the Onam festival. The event is marked by a colourful water carnival.

Thenmala is Covered by dense forest, rubber and tea plantations. Thenmala the home to India’s first planned eco-tourism project.. Selected by World Tourism Organisation as one of the world’s best eco-friendly projects, Thenmala has a leisure zone that includes winding pathways, a sway bridge and a boardwalk; a culture zone with an amphitheatre and a musical fountain and an adventure zone. Thenmala an ecotourism destination is an ideal location for vacation seekers. Lush green forest Park, Adventure Park, Children’s Park, Butterfly Safari, Musical Dancing Fountain, Boating, Trekking, Hiking, Night Camping galore the attractions.

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