Thenmala,situated about 72 km from Thiruvananthapuram ,Kerala, on the Shencottai Road. Once much sought-after for its honey believed to have medicinal properties, Thenmala is today home to India's first planned eco-tourism project. The nerve-centre of a chain of ten satellite eco-tourism destinations scattered across the hill ranges of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts, is spread over with acres of evergreen forest.
A natural habitat of diverse flora and fauna, The rugged terrain of this land harbouring a fragile ecosystem packs plenty of adventure activities. Nature trails dotted with delightful waterfalls and enchanting picnic spots attract naturalists, conservationists and adventure seekers. With its forests and tea plantations, Thenmala provides the perfect background for leisure activities.