Located about 72kms from Thiruvananthapuram, the State Capital of Kerala, God's Own Country, the southern most State of India. Thenmala is a small village at the foothills of Western Ghats and predominantly a forest area. The famous Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary is the most important ecotourism resource of Thenmala Ecotourism. This Wildlife Sanctuary is of about 100 sq. km. and harbors large varieties of flora and fauna.

Thenmala : "Then + Mala" , i.e. in local parlance "Then" means honey and "Mala" means hillock i.e. it mean honey hills. The honey collected from Thenmala forest region is of good quality and of high medicinal value because of the unique floristic composition of the forests.

General Information
(Thenmala Grama Panchayat: the local self Government)
Total population   24,212,
Altitude   Between 100-600 m above MSL
Climate   The hottest months are March to May and the coldest, December and January. The maximum temperature during daytime in the hottest month is about 39oC. The daily temperature varies from 17oC to 35oC.
Rainfall   Southwest Monsoon: May to August extends up to September Northeast Monsoon: late September, October and November Average rainfall 2600 - 3000 mm
Languages spoken   Malayalam, Tamil & English
Season   Throughout the year
Clothing   Tropical