Monday, July 20, 2009

Thenmala Tour Pictures

A few pictures from Thenmala and from the road to the destination. Thenmala Ecotourism Project built around Thenmala Dam is an experience for the nature lovers.
butterfly safari at Thenmala, Kerala
Travel Tips:

The road is lonely. You will not find many shops on the route. At the destination too, there are few shops that accept credit/debit cards. There aren't any ATMs either.So take enough cash with you.

Butterfly Watching: The butterfly safari park is a great location to watch rare butterflies. The best time to watch variety of butterflies is pre-monsoon - before the monsoon lashes Kerala.

The best time to watch abundance of butterflies is September-October. Only two or three dozen variety, but an abundance of them waits for you. I prefer abundance to rarity and variety - at least in butterflies' case.

The road is long and lonely. It may be better to take your own vehicle - preferably an SUV. Stock enough snacks and drinks, as it will come handy.

It is a plastic-free zone. So don't take plastic to this place. Paper carrier bags preferred.

How to reach Thenmala:

Thenmala is near Punalur in Kollam dist.
From Trivandrum (76km): KSRTC buses are available once every hour from Trivandrum Central bus station (buses are Thenkasi, Aryankavu and Thenmala).

Visitors from northern parts of Kerala can reach via Punalur.

Visitors from Tamil Nadu can reach via Thenkasi.

1 comment :

  1. we visited thenmala recently. covered the parappar dam and weir dam. palaruvi waterfalls also visited. but we missed these butterflies.have to visit again now.