Thenmala means honey hills in Malayalam. Earlier Thenmala was a sought after place because of the belief that the honey collected from this region had medicinal qualities. This is India's first planned eco tourism destination. Thenmala is situated 500 meter above sea level in the southern part of the Western Ghats. Thenmala is popular due to its unique landscape, bio-diversity and functioning. It has equal opening for enjoyment, exciting activity, and relaxation and for education the meaning and necessity of eco-friendly measures for promoting tourism related activities.
Thenmala forest is located in Anchal Taluk, Kollam district of Kerala state, India - 691308.
KTDC motel and a PWD rest house available for stay at Palaruvi falls. Thenmala eco-tourism resort and other resorts available at Thenmala for nice stay. www.thenmalaecotourism.com
Thenmala eco-tourism resort provides traditional Kerala dishes at the cultural zone restaurant and other resorts have nice restaurants.
Cultural zone visitors can buy Kerala traditional souvenir items.
The best time to visit Palaruvi waterfall is in the monsoon season when water gushes down with a wild roar casting great glory. Another reason is that water dries up in summer.
Adventure zone is closed by 05.30 pm whereas leisure zone by 06.30pm. You should not miss this adventure spot of Thenmala ecotours, even if you are not much adventurous.