Kulathupuzha is located on the way to Thiruvananthapuram to Shencottah road within 10 kms from the south side of Thenmala railway station and 62 km from Trivandrum and 64 km fromKollam. It is significant for the forest and famous for the elephants. It is also famous for manufacturing paper in Punalur paper mill. Paper is prepared from the essential raw materials is Reed. And this paper is supplied to all over places from Kulathupuzha Valley.

Kulathupuzha Temple

And it is also famous for the Sastha temple located on the banks of the Kulathupuzha River. The main diety of this temple is Bala Sastha who is in the form of Lord Hariharaputra. The major festival of this temple is Vishnu Mahotsavom festival celebrated during the month of April to May. And it is also birth place to the famous music legend in Malayalam is Raveendran.

Situated on a forest range on the Thiruvananthapuram – Shenkottai road, Kulathupuzha is known for the Sastha temple. The Vishu Mahotsavam in April/May is the most important festival. There are frequent buses from Kollam to Kulathupuzha. The Thenmala railway station is just 10 km from here.The Sastha Temple at Kulathupuzha is very ancient. The idol at Kulathupuzha is called ‘Manikandan’. It is believed that the Temple was constructed by the Raja of Pandalam. But the idol was discovered by a Brahmin from Kottarakkara after several years and he started pooja there. The King of Kottarakkara heard about this and constructed the present temple. Feeding to the fishes in the nearby river is an important ‘vazhipadu’ in the Temple.

Emergency Details: 

Phones: Thenmala Cooperative society 0475-2344660
Kulathoopuzha temple 2318796
police station 2317529.


0 #1 Thomas K George 2018-03-19 06:23
Please don't contact on 0475-2344660.It is an office number of Thenmala toursim development cooperative society. We are recieving many call for the enquiries of Kulathupuzha Temple nowadays. You won't get any information regarding the temple activities from this number.

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