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Thursday, January 11, 2024

Thenmala Dam: A Monsoon Pit Stop View

Thenmala Dam and the Kallada River, Kerala

Almost everyone knows the charm of Kerala in the South West monsoon. The consistent pitter-patter, the lush greenery, the vibrant environment and the freshness in the air. Such an atmosphere is created again during the North East monsoon, but it mainly happens in the Southern region of the state. One such gorgeous location is the Thenmala forest area in South Kerala bordering Tamil Nadu. This forest is home to many waterfalls, Kerala’s longest reservoir and so much more. This region is perfect for a lazy weekend drive as you explore all its beautiful attractions. This is one such monsoon pit stop on the bridge overlooking the Thenmala Dam and with the flooded Kallada river in the foreground. I stopped at this place while returning from Thiruvananthapuram and going towards Palaruvi Falls, a tall forest waterfall.

Kallada River during the monsoon season near Thenmala Dam

While I did not enter the dam premises, there is a whole lot of stuff that one can do inside the Thenmala Ecotourism zone. There is boating available on the reservoir, winding pathways through beautiful forests where you can walk, a suspension bridge over the Kallada river, a butterfly park, traditional tribal houses and many adventure options like trekking, mountain biking and rock climbing. In addition to all this, the entire place is super scenic, which means that you can certainly take home a lot of pretty photographs. So, what is stopping you from planning your next weekend trip to Thenmala dam in South Kerala?

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