Thenmala, covered by dense green forests, is a small hamlet on the foothills of
. ‘Thenmala’ means honey hill in
. Due to the peculiar floristic composition of the forest, the honey collected from Thenmala forest is famous for its medicinal values.
Thenmala dam and its surroundings are the main points of interests. Thenmala Ecotourism project is one of the first ecotourism projects to come up in India. Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary
located here is a major attraction.
Thenmala is situated 66 km east of
on the Kollam-Shencottai Road. Thenmala has a railway station on the Kollam-
meter gauge line.