Thenmala

Thenmala, which lies at the conjunction of the Kollam-Shencottah road and the Trivandrum-Shencottah Road, boasts of India's first planned Ecotourism destination. It has 10 Ecotourism spots that cover the great hill ranges of Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts. ‘Thenmala’ translates to 'Honey Hill' and so it is no surprise that high quality honey is exported from this area. The surrounding dense forest is also known for the timber that is in much demand across the country. Its terrain is dotted by forests, rubber and tree plantations and was selected by the World Tourism Organisation as one of the premier eco-friendly projects in the world.

JUNGLE SAFARIS

Adventure Zone

Thenmala, being the first planned destination, offer many adventurous activities in the zone specially made for adventure tourism. The nature trail winding through various areas of the zone attracts a large number of nature tourists. The attractions in this area are the Elevated Walkway, Coracle Ride, Archery, Burma Bridge, Commando Net, Flying Fox, Mountain Biking, Pedal Boating, River Crossing, Rock Climbing, Short Range, Snorkeling, Trampoline, Trust Fall, Valley Crossing, Gyroscope, Water Roller, Balancing Planks, Net Walks, Tree Climbing and many more.


Butterfly Safari

The Butterfly garden here is garden of host plants for the butterfly has been created enabling the large number of butterfly species of the region to thrive. A guided walk (Safari) along the nature trail of the garden will provide the visitor an opportunity to sight the butterflies and to learn about the butterflies.


Leisure zone & Sculpture Garden

A forest garden with pathways which takes the visitor to the sculpture garden and a walk through the river side walkway and the suspension bridge adds to the experience.

Sculpture Garden: Constructed under the theme of the Garden is MAN AND NATURE. It endeavours to depict the relationship of MAN and his culture with NATURE, in the serene backdrop of a green forest synchronizing with the Thenmala Forests. Interesting circulation pathways around the sculptures and the integration of the natural features in zone gives the sculpture garden its own exclusivity.


Musical Dancing Fountain & Nakshatravanam

Musical Dancing Fountain: This an open air Musical Dancing Fountain which is considered, as "Natures Dance" is another major attraction at Thenmala.

Nakshatravanam: A garden 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.


JUNGLE CAMPS

The Cocoon or Tented Jungle Camping

The Cocoon or Tented Jungle Camping offers stay in Swiss cottage tents with attached toilet. The camping site is located uphill about 50 mts from parking area, which gives a forest ambiance. Facilities inside the tent are TV, hot water facility, Telephone, Internet, and A/c is not available.

Check-in 12 noon & Check-out 11 a.m.

Cost of the package

Indian National  :    Rs.1200
Foreign    :    23 USD
Taxes Extra


The Honey Comb

A Tourist Home, the Honey Comb is a double occupancy single room with attached toilet. Both A/C and Non A/C are available.

Check in 12 noon check out 11 a.m.

Cost of the package

For A/C (Taxes Extra)
Indian National  :    Rs.1400
Foreign    :    26 USD

For Non A/C (Taxes Extra)
Indian National  :    Rs.1000
Foreign    :    20 USD


The Nest

This is a tented camping offered along Kallada River adjacent to Parappar Dam. Accommodation is provided in Swiss cottage tents with attached toilet for two persons Facilities inside the tent are TV, hot water facility, Telephone, Internet, and A/c is not available. Mosquito repellent provided Repellent cream on payment available.

Check in 12 noon check out 11 a.m

Cost of the package

Indian National  :    Rs.1200
Foreign    :    23 USD


The Bee Hive (A Dormitory)

This is a dormitory available in Thenmala. Two tier beds with a total capacity 66 beds. You can select a room with 10 beds or on equivalent payment.

Check in 12 noon check out 11 a.m.

Cost of the package

Bee Hive A/C (Minimum 9 occupants or on equivalent payment)

Indian National : Rs.250 per bed
Foreign : 5 USD per bed

Bee Hive Non A/C (Minimum 8 occupants or on equivalent payment)

Indian National : Rs.160 per bed
Foreign : 4 USD per bed


Contact

Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society (TEPS), 
Thenmala Post,691308,
Kollam, Kerala
PHONE: 0475-2344800,
Mob. +91 9496344800, 9495344800, 0475-2344855.
Email: info@thenmalaecotourism.com, info@teps.in 
Website: http://www.thenmalaecotourism.com

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