Konni In Kerala India

Konni In Kerala

Konni : Popular for elephent rides and 'kraal'. One of the oldest elephent training centers in India. Location: Pathanamthitta.

Konni, a forested village in the State of Kerala in South India, situated on the bank of the mighty Achencoil River has a long and rich history of man-forest interface. Vast expanse of forests of Western Ghats in the background is crisscrossed by numerous streams and rivulets, which add to the exceptional scenic beauty of the landscape.

The forests, repository of rich biodiversity were constituted in to Konni Reserve Forests and Achencoil Reserve Forests by the Maharaja of Travancore way back in 1897 and 1901 respectively, which are among the oldest reserve forests in the State.

How to Reach ? : By Air: Nearest airport Thiruvananthapuram-110 km, Kochi International airport -165 km.

By Rail: Chenganur- 35 km, By Road: Pathanamthitta- 10 km, Kollam- 78 km, Punalur- 33 km.

Sight Arround Konni : Ancient temples in the forest at Aluvamkudi, Thalamanam, Kurichy, Kakkara, Chavarapundy and Kattathipura.

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