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6 Reasons To Vist Thenmala - India's First Planned Eco-Tourism Town!

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HolidayIQ Travellers list down reasons to visit Thenmala this winter.

6 Reasons To Vist Thenmala - India's First Planned Eco-Tourism Town!:

  1. Thenmala (Kerala)
  2. Palaruvi Waterfall, Thenmala (Kerala)
  3. Suspension Bridge, Thenmala (Kerala)
  4. Musical Dancing Fountain, Thenmala (Kerala)
  5. Butterfly Safari Park, Thenmala (Kerala)

1. The First Planned Eco-Tourism Town Of India

The First Planned Eco-Tourism Town Of Indiasource: keralatourism.org

Thenmala is a tourist place near Punalur in Kerala. Thenmala is the first planned ecotourism destination in India and has been featured in many Malayalam and Tamil movies.

HolidayIQ Traveller Shaiju B from Thiruvananthapuram shares, “On the way to Thenmala we can see lots of trees. On reaching Thenmala we can see mountains and trees on either side of the road. The road to Thenmala is great. It's a pleasure to drive on these kinds of roads, perfect for a tourist destination.”

2. Thenmala Offers A Gamut Of Activities For Adventure Seekers

Thenmala Offers A Gamut Of Activities For Adventure Seekerssource: smartkeralaholidays.com

Thenmala  offers plenty of adventure and leisure activities with waterfalls, canopy walkway, mountain biking, rock climbing and river crossing, nature trails and picnic spots attracting naturalists, conservationists and adventure seekers.

HolidayIQ Traveller Subhash shares, “It is an awesome place to visit. The natural beauty makes the place more attractive. The main places to visit are Thenmala Dam, Adventure Zone and Echo Point. Also there are many adventurous things you can do here like boating and trekking.”

3. For The Palaruvi Waterfall Aka ‘Stream Of Milk’

For The Palaruvi Waterfall Aka ‘Stream Of Milk’source: thenmalaecotourism.com

The Palaruvi Waterfall is located close to Thenmala. The literal meaning of Palaruvi is ‘stream of milk’. This waterfall drops from an elevation of 300 ft.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sravan Kj from Thiruvananthapuram shares, “Very good place to go with friends or family. You can enjoy the beauty of nature. Thenmala eco tourism project is nearby. A full day can be enjoyed in these two destinations. Some facilities can be improved. Place is well connected by road and railway. One of the beautiful waterfalls in southern Kerala.”

4. For The Suspension Bridge That Looks Right Out Of A Fairytale

For The Suspension Bridge That Looks Right Out Of A Fairytalesource: wikipedia.org

The Suspension Bridge is a 400 ft long bridge situated in Punalur Town. This bridge was constructed across the Kallada River during 1877-78 under the supervision of Prince Henry of Scotland.

HolidayIQ Traveller Radhakrishnan Kamyakam shares, “It was a wonderful experience on the bridge as most of my family members are afraid of heights.”

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5. For The Musical Dancing Fountain – A Rhythmic Ballet Of Water, Sound And Light

For The Musical Dancing Fountain – A Rhythmic Ballet Of Water, Sound And Lightsource: ramr2r.wordpress.com

The Musical Dancing Fountain is one of the prime attractions of the culture zone located at Thenmala. A synchronised rhythmic ballet of water and sound attracts several tourists to this fountain.

HolidayIQ Traveller Radhakrishnan Kamyakam shares, “For the first few views, the show was very interesting. After that, we thought the moves of the fountain was repeating.”

6. For The Butterfly Safari Park - Asia's First!

For The Butterfly Safari Park - Asia's First!source: leptirica.com

Around 125 species of butterflies can be found in the park. The 3.5 hectare artificially created expanse attracts different species of butterflies. The Butterfly Safari Park atmosphere simulates natural habitat for butterflies of almost all the different species. The park is now filled with action of winged beauties.

HolidayIQ Traveller Devasena Chandrashekhar from Adoor shares, “Lots and lots of greenery. The safari runs through a heavily wooded area with many different types of plants and trees. The life cycle of the butterfly is explained along the way and the zones are demarcated from the eggs to the final stage of a butterfly. Be prepared for a bit of a climb, not very strenuous but can get uncomfortable for elderly people especially given the heat, depending on which month you travel.”

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