The Suspension Bridge at Punalur, is the only one of its kind in south India. Built in 1877 by Albert Henry across the Kallada River, this huge bridge was suspended by three spans, 400 feet long and was used for vehicular movement. Construction took more than six years. Now the bridge is only of archeological interest.
Thenmala (Parappar) Dam is a centre of attraction at Thenmala-- an ecotourism destination. Built under the Kallada Irrigation and Tree Crop development project, it is the second largest irrigation project in Kerala (India). The dam impounds the longest reservoir in the State. Waters from the reservoir is now used for power generation also.
Palaruvi is inside thick forests on the high ranges off Thenmala in Kollam district. It is near the Tamil Nadu border, 5 kms from Ariankavu. The waterfalls is from a height of 300 feet. This fall is into a shallow pool and is ideal for swimming. During the rainy season, Palaruvi waterfalls is attarctive and normally get crowded by thousands of tourists.
Asia's first butterfly safari park goes open in Thenmala, Kollam district of Kerala. The 3.5 hectare artificially created expanse attracts different species of butterflies. The butterfly safari park atmosphere simulates natural habitat for butterflies of almost all the different species. The park is now filled with action of winged beauties.
The tea plantations here are examples of variety, as they are not like that of Munnar and Thekkady. Tea plantations near a stream or waterfall will be an advanced effect of a natural diversity. This places are attracting a lot of travelers world wide.
Boating through Kallada river will be a nice experience Income your life span. It will amazing for your eyes as well as mind. Kallada River is always cool and mirroring the beauty of kollam, hence a trip along with those waves will flourish your mind.
Trekking through the hilly regions are being incredible for visitors as its different for a backwater village. Waves wind and Clouds is a different but wonderful combination.
A walk along with the darkness of that wild village is always out looking some adventures. Wild diversity and silky smoothie heavenly climate is capable of being flourished your ideas.