Kulathupuzha, a picturesque village in the district of Kollam, lies close to Thenmala hill terrains. Located on the Thiruvananthapuram-Shenkottai road, this scenic village is reachable from Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam at a distance of 62 km and 64 km, respectively.
Kulathupuzha is best famed for its Sastha Temple where Bala Sastha is worshipped as the presiding deity (also known as Lord Hariharaputra). The temple located on the banks of Kallada river offers a tranquil atmosphere to visitors. Vishu Mahotsavam, the chief festival observed during the month of April, attracts devotees and travellers alike.
The village has a reserve forest which is spread over an area of 1000 sq km. Rock Wood Estate and Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary are the major attractions near Kulathupuzha. This village is part of the eco-pilgrimage program that connects the three Ayyappa shrines at Kulathupuzha, Aryankavu and Achankovil. This tiny village, fringing on vast forest ranges, is a sure delight for those who want to get away from their hectic routines.