It is India’s first planned eco-tourism destination, which is gaining popularity due to its unique vistas, bio-diversity and functioning. Situated about 72kms from Thiruvananthapuram, in the District of Kollam, the Thenmala Eco-Tourism shares its resources with the famous Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary at the foothills of the Western Ghats.
The word Thenmala in the local language Malayalam has an interesting meaning. ‘Then’ means honey and ‘Mala’ means hill; and they combine to mean ‘Honey Hill’. It is believed that the honey collected from this region is of very good quality owing to its unique biological settings. Managed by Thenmala Eco-Tourism Promotional Society, which is an undertaking of the Government of Kerala, Thenmala Eco-tourism is a unique destination from a visitor’s point of view. It has equal opportunities for fun, adventure, leisure and for learning the significance and necessity of eco-friendly measures for promoting tourism related activities.
1)Boating: One hour duration,Animal sighting,Unique Scenic beauty and hillocks of high lush evergreen forests.
2)Nakshatravanam: Agarden comprising of 27 trees associated with the 27 birth stars.You will be blessed to see all the 27 trees planted in the garden.Walk along and get more information on the trees.
3)Musical Dancing Fountain: The Musical Dancing Fountain is one of the prime attractions of the culture zone located at Thenmala. A synchronised rhythmic ballet of water and sound attracts several tourists to this fountain.
Timing: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
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