Thenmala is India's first planned Eco-tourism destination. It is one of the most beautiful tourist locations near the Punalur town in the Kollam district of Kerala. There are different types of sight-seeing for foreigners and domestic travellers. The most popular attraction of Thenmala is Palaruvi Falls (16 km) from the town. There are options of boating, trekking, biking, and mountaineering. The distance between Thenmala and Thiruvananthapuram is 72 km.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Thenmala. Some of them are Anandan Tourist House (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Aquarock (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Sea View Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel Mr. John’s (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Thenmala are English and Malayalam. Other languages spoken are Hindi and Tamil.
The important festivals of Thenmala are Onam in August, Dasara Festival in October, and Deepawali in November.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Thenmala. Some of them are Ponmudi (33 km), Courtallum (44 km), Sasthamkotta (37 km), and Varkala (33 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Thenmala is the Trivandrum International Airport (56 km).
The nearest railway station is the Punalur Railway Station (11 km).
Thenmala and Punalur are linked together via road. The nearest bus stand is Thenmala KSRTC Bus Station (1 km) from the town. There are regular local or private buses from KSRTC from Thenmala to nearby cities and vice-versa .There are options for foreign tourists of advance-ticket booking or online with the help of travel operators like Joy Travels or Sharma Travels to reach Thenmala. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country.
Situated in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, Srivilliputhur has a 1000-year-old temple. The town has a historical and cultural significance with legacy of its own. The place is also famous for Palkova sweet. Srivilliputhur Andal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and one of the 108 Divya Desams is the most popular tourist spot of Srivilliputhur.
Budget Hotels in Srivilliputhur
There are good budget hotels in Srivilliputhur . Some of them are Ajay Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550), Hotel Mayakannan (Tariff – Rs.500) and and Hotel Subam (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Srivilliputhur is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Srivilliputhur
Garudasevai festival andAadi Pooram' festival are the two festival s most popular in Srivilliputhur.
Places to See in Srivilliputhur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Srivilliputhur. Some of the places include Andal Renga Mannar Temple (19kms kms from Srivilliputhur), Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar temple (8kms from Srivilliputhur), City Garden ( 150 kms from Trichy) and Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple ( 70 kms from Srivilliputhur).
How to Get There
The only nearest airport to Srivilliputhur is Madurai International Airport,. It is located abour 74 kms away from Srivilliputhur.
Srivilliputhur railway station is positioned on the rail line from Madurai to Tankasi and Sengottai. All the express trains pass through this station.
Srivilliputhur offers bus services within the town and surburb. There are also many private buses plting to different cities of the country.Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include KPN Travels India Ltd, SKP Travels and Ukm Travel Agency. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.