A well planned program with a commitment to nature envisaging activities in and around kallada irrigation project dam site at THENMALA and SHENDURNEY wild life sanctuary, a part of AGASTHAMALAI biosphere reserve.
The programe offered under various zones
THE CULTURAL zone is visually rich and entertaining with an amphitheater, shop courts, and a dancing musical fountain The leisure zone gives relaxing walks along the riverines, and the natural landscapes or Board walks and strolls along sculpted garden.
In The ADVENTURE ZONE we have nature trails to follow and elevated walkways atop tall trees, which is very interesting for bird watching, Mountain biking, recreational rock climbing and rappelling in addition to trekking with night camping, a boating at the reservoir in the SHENDURNEY sanctuary.
ALLthese tourist friendly and Eco friendly activities make this program one of the best the state now offer for an energetic holiday seeker and a lover of nature.
Shendurney Wild life Sanctuary owes its name to the endemic species, Gluta travancorica, locally known as Chenkurinji. The sanctuary is a valley of green splendour acclaimed for its rich biodiversity lying on either side of the Shendurney River.
The vegetation in the sanctuary comes under the biogeographic region of wet evergreen forests of west coast Western Ghats and pleiso climax of Cullenia-Meusa-Palaquium. The following forest types are identified;
2. West Coast tropical Semievergreen forests
3. Southern hill top tropical evergreen forests
4. Southern Sub tropical hill forests
5. Southern Secondary moist mixed deciduous forests
6. Reed brakes
7. Myristica swamps
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