Kulathupuzha, Top Picnic spot in idukki

Kulathupuzha, a picturesque village in the district of Kollam, lies close to Thenmala hill terrains. Located on the Thiruvananthapuram-Shenkottai road, this scenic village is reachable from Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam at a distance of 62 km and 64 km respectively.

Kulathupuzha is best famed for its Sastha Temple where Bala Sastha is worshipped as the presiding deity (also known as Lord Hariharaputra). The temple located on the banks of Kallada River offers a tranquil atmosphere to visitors. Vishu Mahotsavam, the chief festival observed during the month of April, attracts devotees and travelers alike.The village has a reserve forest which is spread over an area of 1000 km2. Rock Wood Estate and Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary are the major attractions near Kulathupuzha.

This village is part of the eco-pilgrimage program that connects the three Ayyappa shrines at Kulathupuzha, Aryankavu and Achankovil.

This tiny village, fringing on vast forest ranges, is a sure delight for those who want to get away from their hectic routines.

Kulathupuzha is accessible from both Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam by road. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs regular bus services from Thiruvananthapuram to Thenmala. Buses are the cheapest transportation option and are comfortable for short trips. Taxis and private vehicles can also be used to reach Thenmala by road.
The airport nearest to Thenmala is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, situated at a distance of 72 km. The airport is well connected to all major cities in India such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad. Travelers who arrive by air can hire a taxi from the airport to reach Thenmala.
Railway Station:
The railhead closest to Thenmala is located in Kollam, at a distance of about 66 km. Kollam is one of the major railheads of Kerala and is well connected to all other parts of India. Travelers can avail taxi services from the railway station to reach Thenmala. The taxi charges vary between 7 INR and 12 INR per km, depending on the type of vehicle.

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