Thenmala is home to India's first planned eco-tourism project. It has equal opportunities for fun, adventure, leisure and for learning the significance and necessity of eco-friendly measures for promoting tourism related activities.
Thenmala Ecotourism in Kollam was selected by the World Tourism Organisation as a premier eco-friendly project and is India's first planned Ecotourism destination. In Malayalam "Then" means honey and "Mala" means hillock i.e. honey hills. The honey collected from Thenmala forest area is of good quality and of high medicinal value because of the unique floristic composition of the forests.
The sway bridge here could be an exciting proposition, especially for children. Adding more variety and elegance to the landscape here is the Sculpture Garden, which has Man & Nature as its theme. The elevated walkway for a journey that winds through the canopy of trees and going over rocky terrains bringing one close to life at different heights. And still those who don't mind to give their body muscles a real work out can go for mountain biking, rock climbing and river crossing. The project area also has tree top huts and children's eco-park, riverside treks, and battery powered vehicle rides through the forest, enabling one to sight wildlife from a close distance.
Activities in Thenmala Eco Tourism Include Children’s Park, Deer Rehabilitation Center, Butterfly Safari, Musical Dancing Fountain + Light And Sound Show, Adventure Zone ( Elavated Walk Way ), Full Facility Package Excluding Boating And Hard Adventure and Trekking