Thenmala is a renowned tourist destination in Kerala and is India's first planned Eco tourism destination.
Thenmala is a small village located in the Kollam district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is situated at the foothills of the Western Ghats and is known for its natural beauty, wildlife, and adventure tourism activities.
The name "Thenmala" means "honey hills" in the local language, and the village is surrounded by dense forests that are home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, tigers, and deer. The area is also known for its rich biodiversity, with over 400 species of plants and several rare species of butterflies and birds.
Thenmala is a popular tourist destination and offers a range of activities, including trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, rappelling, and river rafting. The village is also home to India's first eco-tourism project, which promotes sustainable tourism practices and conservation of the environment.
Major Tourist Attractions
Some of the popular attractions in Thenmala include the Adventure Zone, the Butterfly Safari, the Deer Rehabilitation Centre, and the Palaruvi Waterfalls. The village is also known for its traditional handicrafts, including bamboo and cane products, and visitors can purchase souvenirs from the local market.
Thenmala is derived from malayalam word "then" means nectar/honey and "mala" means mountain. Thenmala was the shooting location for several Malayalam and Tamil movies including Adiverukal.
Trekking To Pandavanpara (5 km)
Palaruvi Waterfalls (16 km)
Ambanad Hills (32 km)
Kulathupuzha Shastha Temple (10 km)
Aryankavu Shastha Temple (17 km)
Achancovil Shastha Temple (36 km)
Courtalam Waterfalls (34 km)
All days from 9.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday no show for " Chilanka" the Musical Dancing Fountain & "Thenolum Thenmala"
A Light & Sound Show.
Season Throughout The Year
Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society (TEPS)
Thenmala Dam Junction
Thenmala Post - 691308
Phone Number: 0475-2344800
How to Reach
Nearest Railway Station: Shenkottah Railway Station, about 29 km and Kollam Junction Railway Station, about 66 km away.
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 72 km away.