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Thenmala Dam - Things to Know Before Visiting

Thenmala, Kerala 691308, India

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About Thenmala Dam

Thenmala Dam, located in Kollam district of Kerala is the second largest irrigation project in the state of Kerala. The water from the dam is used for irrigation and for power generation. It has the longest reservoir of the state.

Attractions Near Thenmala Dam

Pathimoonnu Kannara Bridge
Pathimoonnu Kannara Bridge2.74km from Thenmala Dam

The 13 Kannara bridge or 13 Arch Bridge (Pathimoonu Kannara Bridge) is a 108-year-old bridge from the British era consisting of 13 arches. It is a major landmark on the Kollam-Sengottai railway line. The bridge connects two hillocks and stands on thirteen granite pillars each almost a hundred feet tall. The bridge is sandwiched by the Kollam-Thirumangalam National Highway on one side and the River Kazhuthurutti on the other. It is 102.72 meters (337.0 ft) long and 5.18 meters (17.0 ft) tall.

Palaruvi Waterfalls
Palaruvi Waterfalls9.34km from Thenmala Dam

A 90 meters tall waterfall, surrounded by large boulders and plunging from a hill side creating pools below.

Kudukkathupara12.17km from Thenmala Dam

Kudukkathupara is situated at a height of 850 meters above sea level. It consists of three large rocks out of which you can climb the first two rocks. The tops of the last rock, which is also the tallest is inaccessible. About four districts of Kerala and some parts of the neighbouring Tamil Nadu state can be viewed from the top of the second rock.

Kottukal Cave Temple
Kottukal Cave Temple19.47km from Thenmala Dam

The 8th century cave temple carved out of a large boulder.

Courtallam Main Falls
Courtallam Main Falls22.05km from Thenmala Dam

The falls is located on the western ghats on the river Chittar and is considered as a medical spa on account of the medical smell in the waters.

Ponmudi Hill Station
Ponmudi Hill Station22.42km from Thenmala Dam

The golden peaks of Ponmudi with its year-round cool climate and amazing scenery.

Where is Thenmala Dam

Discover More Attractions in Kollam, Where Thenmala Dam Is Located

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The Kollam district has a cross section of Kerala's natural attributes. It is endowed with a longer coatstline