Thenmala is the first planned eco-tourism destination in India. It is a small village located near Punalur town in Kollam at a distance 72 kms from Trivandrum.


Thenmala Eco-Tourism shares its resources with the famous Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary at the foothills of the Western Ghats. It attracts foreign and domestic tourists with a host of attractions. Visitors can enjoy the trip with boating on the lake, a rope bridge, trekking, mountaineering, biking and a musical fountain. The waterfall called Palaruvi is a prime attraction near to Thenmala.

How to Reach

Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, 72 km

Nearest Railway Station: Kollam, 66 km


Place to see

Ashtamudy Backwaters

Ashtamudi Lake is known as the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. It's a famous backwater tourism destination and the trip between Kollam and Alappuzha is one of the most popular and longest backwater cruises in Kerala.

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Alumkadavu, beautiful backwater village located within Karunagappally, Kollam. It is on the lakeside of Kollam to Alappuzha national water way.

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Near-by Hotels

Aadithyaa Resorts Lakeside

Aadithyaa Resorts Lakeside,
Karaly P.O,
Near Thalayinakavu temple,
Kollam - 690 543 +91 476 3252190

Tent Cottage Thenmala

Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society (TEPS)
Kollam - 691308 +91 475 2344800