Kallada River starts from the Kulathupuzha hills and Kulathupuzha Ayyappa Temple is situated on the bank of the river. Kulathupuzha is a famous
pilgrimage tourism destination. The Ayyappa temple at Kulathoopuzha is dedicated to 'boy' Sastha and hence closely linked to the famed pilgrim center of Sabarimala where the presiding deity is the Sastha. The main annual festival is on the Vishu Mahotsavam and it is celebrated on the mid of April.
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport, 68 kms
Nearest Railway Station: Punalur, 45 kms
Palaruvi is situated in and around the Thenmala Eco Tourism Project. The main attraction in Palaruvi is a 300-foot high waterfall. Besides bathing in the delightful waterfall, trekking is the main activity at Palaruvi which attracts a lot of tourists.
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.
CP11/709 Nedungolam P.O,
Kollam - 691 334 +91 474 2514000
Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society (TEPS)
Kollam - 691308 +91 475 2344800