Located 70 km north of Thiruvananthapuram and Arabian Sea bordering the west of the city, Quilon is a prominent commercial hub in the state of Kerala with many places of tourist interest. The 144 ft. Thangassery Light house, built in 1902, is an important tourist center in Quilon. There are several places of worship which attract devotees and tourists alike in large numbers. Worship houses in Quilon such as The Ananda Valleeswaram Temple, The Pullichira Church, Chinnakkada Palli etc. draw huge gatherings.
Mahatma Gandhi beach & park at Kochupilamoodu, Thirumullavaram beach and Ashramam picnic village, are some of the other popular tourist destinations in Quilon.Kollam/Quilon is also an important spot of backwater tourism.A boat trip between kollam and alleppey gives the tourists memmorable and delightful experiences.