The route from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum, Kerala, India) to Thenmala is rather direct. You take the Trivandrum Shencotta road to reach Thenmala.The road is somewhat well-maintained throughout the year. The journey will take about two hours.

If you want, you can have a stop at Ttropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI) at Palode or have a look at the old palace near Nedumangad. A detour to Ponmudi Tourist Resort or Bonaccord Tea Estate is possible from Chullimanoor. If you are a trekker and nature lover, a two day trek to Agastyamala could be considered from Bonaccord.

Map of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram East Fort - Kaudiar
5.58 km
Kaudiar - Peroorkada
2.03 km
Peroorkada - Vazhayila 1.75 km
Vazhayila -Karakulam bridge 2.4 km
Karakulam bridge - Keltron 
1.2 km
Keltron - Azhikode 
1.2 km
Azhikode - Valicode 
3.4 km
Valicode  - Nedumangad Toll 
0.4 km
Nedumangad Toll  - Pazhakutty 
1.2 km
Pazhakutty - Anad 
2.8 km
Anad - Chullimanoor 
2.2 km
Chullimanoor - Nanniyode 
7.2 km
Nanniyode - Palode 
3.4 km
Palode - Irimpupalam   
4.2 km
Irimpupalam - Palode Botanical Garden
1.0 km
HOME PAGE Palode Botanical Garden  - Elavu Palam 3.4 km
TREE TOP HUT Elavu Palam - Madathara
4.8 km
PARAPPAR DAM Madathara  - Arippa 4.2 km
WILD ADVENTURE Arippa - Onthupacha 2.8 km
WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Onthupacha - Kulathupuzha  7.4 km
Kulathupuzha  - Thenmala Dam   9.8 km
MUSICAL FOUNTAIN Thenmala Dam - Thenmala
1.28 km
Total Distance
73.64 km
Those coming from Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam or other centres in the North can reach Thenmala via Punalur.