Thenmala is a fantastic tourist destination located in Kollam district of Kerala. It holds the proud of being India’s first Eco-Tourism project which is completelyplanned. There are five zones in this project namely Culture, Adventure, Leisure, Boating and Deer rehabilitatons zones. Tourists can enjoy the film shootings at the beautiful back drops. Thenmala dam is another point of attraction which is most loved by picnickers for boat riding. It satisfies all category of tourists. For those who seeks adventure trekking and mountain climbing. Nature walk is an ideal option for most relaxed and elderly tourists. Deer park is the top most attraction where variety of deer like wild deer and dotted deer can be seen. Tribal life can be best viewed here as it s a major tribal settlement. Recently mountain biking has started to add more fuel for thrill seekers.
Places to visit
Eco Tourism Project
It is India’s first eco tourism project which is fully planned and divided as five zones. The small village Thenmala is beautifully turned into amazing picnic spot. There are five distinct zones, each with special uniqueness. Leisure zone, Adventure zone, Cultural zone, boating zone and deer rehabilitation are the five thriving zones based on orchard concept is called Nakshatra Vanam. Tourists can enjoy wide variety activities like trekking and leisure walking on rope bridge. Best place for families to spend vacation.
Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary
It is located on the catchment area of River tributaries. Chendurny is one of the major River flos through this region. It is a great home for variety of wild animals like lion tailed monkeys, Indian bison, barker deer, Nilgiri Langur and Sambar. It is a part of Agasthiyamala biosphere reserve.
It is located around 17 km from Thenmala which means stream of milk. The water falls from the height of 300 feet makes the bath so thrilling and sizzling. The evergreen valley and dense forest are picture perfect scenic background to enjoy the nature at the maximum.
How to reach Thenmala
Trivandrum internatonal airport is located 72 from Thenmala is closest airport.
Kollam railway station is the nearest one, located 66 km from Thenmala.
Various state owned buses and private buses well connecting Thenmala to major districts and cities of Kerala.
In summer 23-35°C and in winter 10-24°C. October to May is ideal for a trip.