Thenmala dam, Thenmala

Thenmala dam

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About Thenmala dam

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The Thenmala Dam is considered to be one of the longest reservoirs and popular picnic spots in Kerala. This dam was constructed under the Kallada Irrigation and Tree Crop Development Project.

It has been built near the confluence of Chenduruney, Kazhuthurutty and Kulathupuzha rivers. The confluence forms a lake which is around 26 sq km in area. Boating can be enjoyed in the nearby reservoir.  

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Joji Joseph

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  • Joji Joseph
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 98 photos
  • 200 Reviews
  •  283 helpful votes
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""dam and reservoir surrounded by lush greenery""

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2017
Themala Dam which was built as part of the Kallada irrigation project has the longest reservoir in Kerala and the dam and most parts of the reservoir is situated in the Shendurney Wildlife Santuary. The surroundings are rather undeveloped and makes it a serene picnic spot. Boating facilities are arranged in the dam reservoir and there are other attractions like Palaruvi Falls, Kutrallum falls, Butterfly Safari park, Hanging bridge etc nearby to visit. Nice location to visit during any season.
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Mamadathu John

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  • Mamadathu John
  • 4 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  3758 readers

"Beautiful Dam but photography is not allowed"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2016
Thenmala Dam is situated on the way to Palaruvi we have to walk a little to reach there. There is a entrance where we have to take ticket of 10 Rs for one person and 5 Rs for vehicle parking. The view from the top of the dam is amazing but photography is not allowed here.
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Sanu Varghese

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  • Sanu Varghese
  • 4 Reviews
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  •  2257 readers

"Great views in less money"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2015
Thenmala is located in Kollam district in Kerala. It is near to boundary areas of kerala to Tamil Nadu. You can see a lot of tamil guys there. But the climate and nature of Thenmala is purely of Kerala. The site consists of hill and forest areas. The Kallada River is flowing there and there is a huge Thenmala Dam, worth seeing is present on the river. I had enjoyed the great cool climate, a lot of Monkeys, and the simplicity of the place. The place is eco-friendly. I walked through the dam areas, camera is allowed and it is very cheap in price, only 5 Rs per person.
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Thulaseedharan Achary

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  • Lives in Punalur
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"A must visiting spot"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 19, 2015
The dam is at the mala which is in the east of Kollam district at a distance of 53 km from kollam. The dam & its area is a must visiting spot for tourists & especially for kids. The boat ride safari park dancing water fountain etc are the main attractions. The dancing water fountain ia a mind capturing item. So many adventurous programmes are there in the safari park. The garden by the side of the dam is very nice & attractive. Separate tour packages are there & we can select any in accordance with our will & fancy. Arrangements are there for getting all essentials at the spot. I visited this spot during the last Onam holidays with family. Large number of tourists were there & touring people must visit this place for enjoyment & pleasure.
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  • Joshyj
  • 2 Reviews
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"All about nature!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2013
There is a waterfall called Palaruvi Falls. You can enjoy the silence of a forest. There is also a dam and the travel is awesome. It is a little cool place for every one beacause nature is highlighted.
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