The verdant beauty of Kerala is richly highlighted through the different eco tourism destinations.
Make your heavenly trip to Kerala in your best of health while you are on earth. Kerala tourism and its success are a much talked
topics among creative travelers and tourists. They backpack together with spices of the soil, some realized dreams and memories. Kerala tourism
accommodates wishes and desires of the child within you. The Arabian Sea, rivers, backwaters, hillocks, semi forests, native culture, hospitable
human faces, healthy air, educated populace make Kerala unique.
Let your dreams indulge here and now.
Ecotourism Spots In Kerala
This range of "honey hills" so called due to the medicinal honey obtained from there, lies at an altitude of 1650 ft
extending over acres of dense forests. The area houses various zones to cater to differing tastes of the visitors. The terrain is rough and Eco-fragile; so zones
for activities are demarcated.
The Canopy walkway, an elevated path in the adventure zone should not be missed. There is a 1000 m trail for mountain biking. Rock climbers can enjoy their hobby as pegs and ropes are provided. You can do an exciting river crossing using rope bridges, make a trust fall or pedal a boat. There is a Deer Rehabilitation center nearby where you can get friendly with the stray deer.
Enjoy local art forms and performances at the amphitheater or shop from the shop court for souvenirs.
It is one of the best Eco-tourism spots in Kerala. This Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 277 sq km
between ranges of hills. The Teak plantation here is
scientifically managed. Kannimara Teak tree is the tallest and the oldest at 350 years
The place is exciting for wildlife enthusiasts, bird watchers and botanists. Deep inside the sanctuary live rarely seen animals such as lion-tailed macaque and Bengal tiger. 250 species of birds have been identified. Floral diversity is something to write home about.
1320 species of flowering plants including orchids!
The topography of the place is as strange as its name. It consists of a seven-step waterfall from 1500 m to 500 m spread over a distance of 5 km. At each step there is a cascade and a pool beneath. There are dark mysterious caves in between.
Naturally tourists rush to this spot for a rarely experienced treat. It is only 20 km from Thodupuzha. If you are game, you can trek 12 km to the top of the mountain where the waterfall starts. But you can enjoy as much in the shallow pools lower down. Go boating, bird watching and camp for the night. For those who prefer comfort stay, there are a number of hotels in Thodupuzha.
Even a farm stay is available nearby.
Konni village lies on the banks of Achankoil River. The forests around Konni were one of the first reserve forests in Kerala. There is an abundance of rivers and streams in the area and diverse flora that includes many medicinal herbs which are fast disappearing from the face of the earth. Aboriginals lived here once;
their simple lives had never upset Man-Nature equilibrium.
Eravikulam National Park
This Park at an altitude of 7000 ft lies 16km north east of Munnar. The fauna and flora is diverse; special emphasis is to be placed on the Nilgiri Tahr a type of wild goat seen only in this area and also the rare butterflies including the Atlas moth. 5 species of mammals seen here are endemic to Western Ghats.
Over 100 species of birds and butterflies have been sighted here.
Gavi is a village in Pathanamthitta district , Kerala, India. It is located 28 km southwest of Vandiperiyar, a town in Idukki on N.H 220, the highway connecting Kollam and Madurai.
Spread across the beauty of Periyar Tiger Reserve, Gavi is a quiet, beautiful and pristine forest haven.
It is at the eastern extreme of the Pathanamthitta District at 3400 ft above MSL. These evergreen forests are abundant with magnificent Wildlife including the tiger, elephants, leopards, bears, Indian gaur, sambar, barking & Mouse deers,
lion tailed macaque, other varieties of Kumarakom-bird Sanctuarymonkeys, Nilgiri Marten and a lot more.