The Punalur is a small city in the Kollam District, in the banks of the Kallada River, known for its amazing natural surroundings and exquisite landscapes. People admire this place for its abundant flora, which consists Coconut trees, Banana Grooves, Palm trees, and more. The place has a famous paper industry with the name Punalur Paper Mills, established in the 1850. It is one of the first industry in Kerala, which has made Punalur an important trading and transportation center between Kollam and Sengottai (Tamil Nadu). Located amid the breathtaking Western Ghats, the Punalur city is also known as the "Lap of the Western Ghats," which attracts large number of tourists every year.