Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala


Punalur Hanging Bridge

The thookupalam (hanging bridge) across the Kallada river at Punalur in Kollam district is the only hanging bridge in South India. The 400 m-long bridge was built during 1871-72 under the leadership of a Scotland national named Henry. In 1877, an ordinary bridge was built in parallel to the old bridge to accommodate the increase in traffic.


Cultural News

  • Kamukara Smrithi

    Bharat Bhavan in association with Kamukara Foundation organising a cultural event in memory of the great artist Kamukara Purshothaman on 25 May 2017 on 6.30 pm at Bharat Bhavan.