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You can do boating in the reservoir.Tickets can be purchased at the eco-tourism centre. You will be taken to the boarding point in a battery-powered van. Many people can ride together in the boat. It is a pleasant experience to sail through the reservoir which is the longest in the State. The trees of Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary line up on both sides of the reservoir.
Thenmala (Parappar) Dam is a centre of attraction at Thenmala, the pioneer ecotourism destination. Built under the Kallada Irrigation and Tree Crop development project, it is the second largest irrigation project in Kerala (India). The dam impounds the longest reservoir in the State. Water from the reservoir is now used for power generation also.
Metre Gauge railway
Visitors can experience the exciting travel through the rare metre gauge railway.
Thenmala Eco Tourism Centre
This centre provides the tourist all the needful assistance and facilities to experience the eco tourism around Thenmala. The region has been divided into Culture, Leisure, Adventure zones to explore every destination spot. Boating, Canopy Walkway, Musical Dancing fountain, Sculpture garden,etc are some of the sight seeing options.
It is 45 kms from Kollam on the Kollam-Shenkottah railway line and is also linked with Kollam by road. The Suspension bridge across the Kallada river erected in 1877,is the only one of its kind in south India and it is 400 ft long. A concrete bridge has been constructed nearby and now the suspension bridge is only of archaeological interest.
The Falls is situated at a distance of 16 km from Thenmala towards Shenkottah and drops down to 300 ft in height amidst tropical evergreen forests,providing a beautiful feast for the eyes.