Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary - Thenmala
#17 of 33 Places to Visit in Kollam
Distance (From Kollam): 78 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: 1. Thenmala Dam is about 20 Kms from Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary and can be visited together.
2. Palaruvi Waterfalls is about 31 Kms from Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary and can be visited together.
At a distance of 78 Kms from Kollam, Shendurny Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the edge of Thenmala Dam's catchment area. It is located at a distance of 20 Kms from Thenmala Dam along the reservoir boundaries.
The sanctuary is spread over 100 sq. kms area and home for wide variety of flora and fauna. This place was declared as wildlife sanctuary in 1984. Te sanctuary is home for fauna like Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Bear and the Lion-tailed Macaque.
The sanctuary is spread across 26 sq. kms artificial lake formed by Thenmala Dam. According to recent archaeological findings, this place has witnessed one of the oldest river valley civilisations in India, even older than Indus valley. Remains of Stone Age culture dating back 5210-4420 BC have been excavated from a large cave near the river. The cave also contains ancient paintings.
Oct to Mar is the best season to visit.