Kollam - Thenmala

Kollam – Thenmala is one of the popular excursions from the city. The small hill town is situated at a distance of 70 kilometers from the city. The town is a favorite destination among tourists who are interested in eco tourism. This interesting picnic spot is a perfect place to enjoy the natural scenery. Some of the major attractions of the town are Thenmala Deer Park, Thenmala forest area, Thenmala reservoir and Thenmala Dam.

The region of Thenmala derives its name from two local words, 'Then' and 'Mala' meaning honey extracted from the hillocks. The honey received from the forests of the region is reputed for its quality and contains immense medicinal value. The excellent quality of the honey is due to the presence of the vast and expansive flora of the forest.