Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Kulathupuzha Temple

Kulathupuzha is well known for the Sastha temple.The presiding deity at the Kulathupuzha Temple is known as Bala Sastha who is Lord Hariharaputra. The Vishu Mahotsavam in April is the most important festival of this temple.

Kulathupuzha Reserve Forest

Kulathupuzha forms a part of the southern most reserve forests of the State, falling in the SOI sheet No. 58 H/1. Kulathupuzha reserve covers an area under 1000 km2. Its forest constitutes predominantly of tropical wet - and semi - evergreens and moist deciduous types. Apart from settlements some parts are occupied by Forest departmental plantations mainly of teak, eucalyptus and acacia. The plantations are grown by planting sapplings on cleared natural forests. Plantations are raised to sustain and supplement the timber needs of a few industries in the State.

Important Nearby Places

Thenmala, a nearby place of Kulathupuzha is an eco-tourism centre. Thenmala Railway station is only 10 km away from the town.


  • From Trivandrum by road (via Palode) - 60 km.
  • Aryankavu - 40 km.
  • Palaravi - 22 km.
  • Achencoil - 104 km.
  • Nearest Railway Station - Thenmala, 10 km.
  • Nearest Airport - Trivandrum International Airport 70km.
  • Shencottah - 48 km
  • College-St. John's College Anchal, 17km.
  • Municipality - Punalur 31km.
  • Indo-Swiss project 2 km.

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