Arippa is situated in the Thiruvananthapuram district along the Thiruvananthapuram-Shencottai road. This area provides calm and peaceful surroundings to the tourists. The highlands re bordered by wooden trees. Arippa is famous for its rich and rare variety of flora and fauna. The nature lovers and bird watchers can have a good time here.arippa

Ecotourism Activities

The ecotourism activities that can be conducted from here include trekking, bird watching, jungle camps etc. Tourists also get an opportunity to meet the various tribes settled here. There will be tribal guides to accompany the tourists for various ecotourism activities.

Some of the interesting places near to this are the Ammayambalam Pacha, Myristica Swamp, Kulathupuzha Temple etc.


The accommodation to tourists is provided at Jyothismathy which is a KFDC Inspection Bungalow. It is located on top of a hill and is near to the Thiruvananthapuram-Shencottai Road. It has got all the facilities needed.

Arippa is located in the Thiruvananthapuram district and it comes under the authority of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation. The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and the nearest railway station is also at Thiruvananthapuram. The roads are connected to the Thiruvananthapuram at a distance of 50km.

For enquiries and bookings, contact:

Kerala Forest Development Corporation, Thiruvananthapuram   Ph: 0471-2320604
Kottayam, Ph: 0481-2581204. [email protected]
District Tourist Promotion Council, Thiruvananthapuram Ph: 0471-2315397