India’s first planned eco-tourism destination, Thenmala is located at a distance of around 72 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the state’s capital. Situated on the Shencottai Road, this village is spread in acres of evergreen forest. Of all the 10 eco-tourism destinations, scattered across the hill ranges of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts, Thenmala is the prime destination.
Perched 500 meters above the sea level and placed at the foothills of the Western Ghats, it is a natural habitat for a vast variety of flora and fauna. The rugged terrain offers ample opportunity for various kinds of adventure activities. You can partake in nature walks, enjoy picnicking, seek adventure and pleasure at the same time. Along with forests, Thenmala has rubber estates and tea plantations. It is believed that honey collected from the forests of Thenmala has an excellent quality and also has medicinal value and thus Thenmala has been named so as ‘Then’ means honey and ‘Mala means hills. Visit Thenmala all round the year.