Thenmala eco tourism centre is India's first planned eco-tourism destination. Located within the Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary at the foothills of the Western Ghats Thenmala eco tourism centre is an undertaking of the Government of Kerala. There are mnay activities that one can enjoy at the centre. Take the elevated walkway through the canopy of trees or a boat ride in the Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary. Do visit the "Nakshatra vanam"
Palaruvi, literally meaning the stream of milk is located about 75 km from Kollam and is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Kerala. The force of the water falling from a height of about 300 feet produces a milky white froth hence the name Palaruvi. The water of Palaruvi is believed to be medicinal and doctors (ayurvedic) sometimes prescribe a bath in Palaruvi. The cool shower in Palaruvi is quite refreshing anyway!
Palaruvi means "Stream of Milk". The waterfall cascades from a height of 300 feet, and is a popular tourist attraction. The picturesque beauty of the surroundings cloaked in dense tropical forests, with the hills and valleys is magnificent. Ayurvedic physicians sometimes prescribe a bath in the waters of Palaruvi. Palaruvi waterfall is located 35 km from Punalur, in Kollam district.
Palaruvi waterfall is two stepped water falls however visitors usually limit themselves to the bottom fall and pool. The top fall forms a pretty pool amidst layers of rock however it is considered unsafe. Life guards are available at Palaruvi falls.
Entry Chargesat Palaruvi waterfalls is Rs 15 per head (adults) and tickets are issued between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and you can visit the falls between 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Treks at Palaruvi
Palaruvi is a popular trekking destination. Of the two trekking trails here, the first one - Palaruvi Trek - leads to the top of waterfall. The second trek or Kurishumala Trek crosses the State’s border and culminates at Kurisumala in Urukunnu.