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Thenmala, Eco-Tourism Kerala

Eco Tourism
Thenmala Eco-tourism Promotion Society,
Thenmala Dam Junction,
Thenmala PO 691308 Kollam District,
Kerala, India
Thenmala, Eco-Tourism KeralaThenmala is a small village, located on Western Ghat Mountains, kerela. Thenmala in Kerala is the first brilliantly planned ecotourism destination in India. The very first eco tourism project in India is located at Thenmala. Thenmala is a tourist place near Punalur town, Kollam district in Kerala. Thenmala is about 72 km from Thiruvananthapuram. The name Thenmala refers to honey hills. The honey collected from Thenmala forest is of high medicinal properties. The Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary is the most important ecotourism resource of Thenmala. Shenduruney park boasts tigers, Elephants, Bison and Sambar etc.

Thenmala comprises of evergreen forest, rubber trees and tea plantations. Thenmala is dotted with mesmerising waterfalls, enchanting picnic spots and various adventure sports. Timber of all varieties is available in thenmala and it is exported to all parts of the country. Thenmala is most prominent Eco-tourism site for visitors. Tempereature in thenmala varies varies from 17deg.C to 35deg.C. Thenmala average rainfall ranges from 2600 - 3000 mm.

Thenmala Dam across kallada river is a pioneer ecotourism destination. it is the second largest irrigation project in kerela. Thenmala centre provides eccellent facilites for tourists; mainly Culture zone, children parks, Adventure zones, Boating in thenmala reservoir, Musical Dancing fountain, Nakshatravanam, Palaruvi Falls(16kms), Thenmala Dam, Butterfly Safari and Deer park etc.

The nearest airport to thenmala is Thiruvananthapuram about 80 km away. The nearest railway station station is Kollam, about 66 km away. Thenmala has rail network connected with Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Kashmir. Buses ply regularly to thenmala from Kollam, Kottarakkara and Punalur.

Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society provides good accomodation in thenmala. Green Valley and the Lake View Ayurvedic Resort offers excellent accommodation facilities.