Thenmala – A Walk on Tree Tops

A 120-m long elevated walkway touching the treetops in the middle of forest! Take this path interspersed with 109 steps and you could try out some adventure activities – all handled by trained professionals.

This is part of Thenmala Ecotourism, a unique programme designed by Kerala Tourism department. A relatively less-known tourist destination, Thenmala is a nature lover’s dream destination. Nestled in the ranges of Western Ghats is the Thenmala Dam and around it is the Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary. If you always dreamt of doing something that would give you an adrenaline rush, but could never figure out what to do, Thenmala can be your place for initiation. You could try out Flying Fox, Burma Bridge, River Crossing, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking and more. Lush forests of Thenmala also hide the old ‘Thiruvanathapuram-Shenkottai’ road, a large part of which is submerged in water now.


Forest department also organizes 1 to 3 days of trekking in the deep forests. We visited the place in April. Monsoon will be more interesting as you could manage a splash in the mud as well.