THENMALA :: Thenmala, 68 kilometres East of Kollam, is a traveller's delight surrounded by dense forests in the Eastern ranges. The Thenmala Dam and pleasure boating along Senthurini Wild Life Sanctuary, organised by Kollam DTPC, is a visual treat to the tourists.
Kollam ---- Kottarakkara ---- Punalur ---- Thenmala
ARIANKAVU : 70 Kms away from Kollam, It is on the Kollam-Shenkottai road. The chief attraction is a shrine dedicated to Lord Sastha. The 'Mandala Pooja' and 'Trikalyanam' (December) are main festivals at this temple. Five km from Ariankavu is a waterfall known as Palaruvi.
PALARUVI : Palaruvi, the River of Milk, is situated 72 kilometres from Kollam. The spectacular waterfalls, 300 feet from above the hills, the valleys, cascades and the dense forests complete the scenic beauty of this place.
Any time from June to January is the best time to visit Palaruvi.
There are no direct buses to Palaruvi. Tourists will have to take a 5 kilometre drive by jeep or taxi from Aryankavu to reach the site.
Kollam ---- Kottarakkara ---- Punalur ---- Thenmala ---- Palaruvi
KUTRAALAM (Courtallam) : The breathtaking Kutraalam waterfalls, the most preferred tourist spot, borders Kollam and the state of Tamilnadu. Any time from June to January is the best time to visit Kutraalam.
Kollam ---- Punalur ---- Shenkottai ---- Kutraalam (Courtallam)