Hilly town of Konni in sPatanamtitta district in Kerala is known for its elephant cages, forests, and rubber plantations. Konni is a forest village in the state. Located on the bank of the mighty Achencoil river encompasses a rich history of man-forest interface. Large expanse of forests of Western Ghats in its background is reticular by varied streams and rivulets that augment the exceptional scenic beauty of the landscape. The forests that have a rich repository of biodiversity were grooved in to Konni Reserve Forests and Achencoil Reserve Forests by the maharajah of Travancore long back in 1897 and 1901 respectively. Konni is among the oldest reserve forests of the State.
The rich green land has been distinguished as a haven of untamed elephants associated as a centre for elephant coaching. The massive extent of thick forest with wild animals has currently established Konni to emerge as another traveller’s spot for safaris and trekking. It is a vital centre for money crops like rubber, pepper, low and ginger that are the backbone of the agricultural industry of the state.