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Konni in Kerala is a small hilly town in the heart of Pathanamthitta which is 75 km away from Kottayam, and is an ideal homestay/hotel/resort destination.Travellers will enjoy the ambience of Konni homestays.The lush green land of Konni has been prominent since time immemorial as a haven of wild elephants and as an elephant training centre. The acres of thick forest with wild animals has now made Konni homestay destination emerge as another adventurous tourist spot for safaris and trekking. The ride on the animals make the forest safari very exciting. The trek to the hill top and the view from the hill-top offers an amazing sight at Konni homestay destination.
The homestay destination of Konni has also emerged as the hotspot of ecotourism initiatives.The “Elephant focus” scheme turned the homestay destination of Konni into a role model for other similar forest based ecotourism schemes focussed on verdant greenery, unique topographic and ecological features. Konni is a well known shelter and museum for elephants.
Acres of thick forest with wild animals like bears and leopards have now made the forest homestay destination of Konni emerge as another ecotourism spot. The animals make the forest safari at Konni very exciting. Another attraction at Konni is the Kattathipara in Kokkathodu, which is a few kilometres away from Konni. Kattathipara is particularly attractive with its gigantic rocks and the triple-echo phenomenon. Anakkoodu, where wild elephants are tamed, is another must-see at Konni.
Kerala’s famous Achankovil River has its origin in some of the small streams in Konni. There are two ancient forest temples — Achankovil and Aluvamkudi. Palaruvi and Thenmala waterfalls have also caught the tourist’s fancy over the years. There are facilities for rock-climbing, trekking, boating and cycling in and around these spots. Kumbhavuruthy, the beautiful waterfall amidst thick forests, is yet another place of attraction near the homestay destination of Konni in Kerala.
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