Thenmala, best known as an eco-tourism hotspot, is a prominent travel destination located in Kollam district. Literally translated as the ‘Hill of Honey’, this place is famed for its honey which is believed to contain many medicinal properties.
Situated at a distance of about 70 km from the capital city of Kerala, Thenmala houses India’s first planned Eco-Tourism Project. As part of the Eco-Tourism Project, the region is divided into 5 prime zones - Cultural zone, Adventure zone, Leisure zone, Deer Rehabilitation zone and Boating zone.
Spreading over acres of evergreen forest, Thenmala attracts millions of tourists both from within the country and from abroad. This eco-tourism habitat is home to a wide variety of exotic flora and fauna. The hilly terrain is packed with numerous adventure as well as entertainment activities including boating, a rope bridge, trekking, mountaineering, biking and a musical fountain.
A Paradise For Sightseeing – Tourist Places In And Around Thenmala
A dam built across the Kallada River is one of chief attractions of Thenmala region. Palaruvi Waterfalls makes Thenmala a hotspot for picnicking and honeymooning. The deer park, another must-see attraction, is habitat to many species of wild deer. The tree houses built in the park give an exotic tinge to the holidays spent here. Nakshatravanam (a nursery of trees), Aryankavu Shasta Temple, Kulathupuzha Sastha Temple and the suspension bridge make Thenmala a destination ideal for backpackers.
How To Reach Thenmala
Pleasant and temperate climate welcomes travelers in all seasons. Thenmala meets a traveller’s expectations of a vibrant vacation, be it adventure or leisure.