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Situated 67 km east of Kollam, Thenmala is a small village at the foothills of Western Ghats covered by dense forest, rubber and tea plantations. In local jargon Thenmala means ‘honey hills’ and the honey collected from this region is famous for its medicinal value and quality. The major attractions here are the reservoir, dam and meter gauge.

Thenmala is the first eco tourism destination in India and the eco-tourist center provides all the needful assistance and facilities and enables the tourist to enjoy the nature at the very best. To explore every tourist destination, the region has been divided into culture, leisure and adventure zones. Musical dancing fountain along with amphitheatre, shop court and restaurants are the main attractions of the culture zone. In the leisure zone, sculpture garden, sway bridge, broad walk etc offers amazing view to the tourists. Besides the sculptures of father and child, some of the charecters of Indian myths such as Ekalavya, Vikramadithya and Vethalam are there in the sculpture garden. Adventure zone comprises of Elevated Walkway, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, River Crossing, Nature Trails, Resting Spots, Lotus Pond etc.

One of the important resources of Thenmala Ecotourism is Shenduruney, declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1984, with a large variety of flora and fauna. Sprawling over an area of 100.32 Sq. km., this deciduous man made rain forest consists of around 1500 flowering plants, 43 species of mammals and 475 species of birds. The construction of the Parappar Dam across the confluence of the Shenduruney, Kazhuthurutty and Kulathupuzha rivers has resulted in the creation of an artificial lake of about 26 Sq. Km. which spreads along the middle of the sanctuary. Boating through this lake is the major attraction of the sanctuary.

Palaruvi waterfall that is 16 km from Thenmala towards Shenkotah is mind blowing.

Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society,
Thenmala Dam Junction, Thenmala PO 691308 Kollam District, Kerala, India.
Phone: 91-475-2344800
E-mail : Contact Now

Corporate Office :
Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society
(A Government of Kerala Undertaking)
Gokulam, TC 15/1170, Krishnavilasom Road, Vazhuthacaud,
Thiruvananthapuram 695013, Kerala, India
Phone: 91-471-2329770
Fax: 91-471-2337037

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