Famous for its elephant cages and rubber plantations, Konni is a small town located in Pathanamthitta District, in the state of Kerala. The destination is located at a distance of approximately 11 km from the district headquarters. Situated on the banks of River Achankovil, this destination is known as a haven of wild elephants.
Pathanamthitta District was formed on 1st November 1982 and includes certain portions of Kollam, Alappuzha and Idukki districts. It is believed that the regions under this district were ruled by Pandalam, which had connections with the Pandya Kingdom.
In the entire state of Kerala, there are only two elephant training centres, out of which one is located in Konni. Konni has become an emerging ecotourism destination due to wild animals such as leopards and bears residing within the thick forest. Another prime attraction which is located at a distance of few kilometres from the destination is Kattathipara. This place is known for its gigantic rocks as well as for the triple echo phenomenon.
Achankovil and Aluvamkudi are the famous tourist attractions which are two ancient forest temples. Apart from temples, tourists can also head towards Palaruvi and Thenmala waterfalls. In addition to sightseeing, Konni offers opportunities for activities like trekking, rock climbing, boating and cycling. The best time to visit Konni is winter season, which extends from the month of December to February.
Airways, railways and roadways are available for travelling to Konni. For tourists travelling from different parts of the world, flights are available to Trivandrum International Airport, which is located at a distance of 104 km from Konni. For those travelling by railways trains are available to Chengannur Railway Station.
Tourists can also reach the destination by buses, which operate from Bangalore and other parts of the state. In addition, from Pathanamthitta, located at a distance of 10 km, tourists can board buses operated by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation.