Top Three Eco Tourism Destinations in Kerala

Nature has been very generous with Kerala. The natural beauty, exotic tropic vegetation and mesmerizing landscape of the land have made the state, an apt place for various kinds of Eco-tourism attractions. The state is endowed with national parks, jungles, valleys, mountains, sea, plantations, hill stations, Western Ghats and many others. Thus, it is very easy to find Eco-tourism spots in this state. This article talks about top three spots that you ought to visit in Kerala.

1. Thenmala

Thenmala is the country’s first man-planned Eco-tourism spot. The place is located at the foothills of Western Ghats. The name can be loosely translated as Honey Mountains. It is because of the pure honey collected from these mountains. This spot is a mixture of all kinds of attractions. It is also an important tourism destination in Kerala, especially for travellers with children. This area is divided into three main zones.  The culture zone has restaurants, shopping areas, amphitheatre and others. You can find open air music and dance performances too. In the leisure zone, you can find a dam where you can stroll, mesmerizing valleys and landscapes for some nature filled walks and picnics. There is a small sculpture garden in this zone. The adventure zone is where you can find numerous adventure activities like mountain biking, river crossing, hiking and many others. Apart from these, there are many other attractions like Palaruvi falls, deer park, children’s park, battery vehicle trips and many others.

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2. Nelliampathy

It is located in the hills of Nelliampathy in Palakkad. It is a natural Eco-tourism spot. It is nestled near the Western Ghats which is filled with exotic plantations like cardamom, tea, coffee, orange and many others. The forest is filled with numerous types of evergreen trees. This environment makes it a viable Eco-tourism spot. The plantations are the first attraction here.  These plantations make this spot, an important honeymoon destination. There are many viewpoints like Kesavan Para, Seethar Gunu, Mampara and many others. There are many hairpin bends and rough forest areas for trekking, hiking, rock climbing and many others. This spot suits tourists of all age groups.

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3. Kuruvadweep

This is an Eco-tourism island. This island stretches for 950 acres with evergreen forests and is fed by Kabani River. The fertile soil from the river makes the island home to many tropical and exotic flora and fauna. It is a top picnic spot in the state and a bubbling Eco-tourism area. You can find exotic birds, rare orchids, medicinal herbs and many others here. If you visit during winter, you would find the migration birds too. The island is filled with green woods and is a picturesque place. You can find ghat passes with luxuriant flora here. You can get a bird’s eye panoramic view from the Thamarassey which is 700m above sea level. It is also called as the gateway of Wayanad. If you are up for some adventure time, top activities would include, water based activities on the river, hiking, trekking, rock climbing and motorcycle riding from Adivaram to Lakkidi which includes nine hairpin bends.

Other top Eco-tourism destinations in Kerala are Konni, Poovar, Thekkady, Thatekkad, Alleppey and many others.

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