Forests in and around Konni were originally inhabited by aboriginals, belonging to the
Malampandaram tribe. The tribe maintained unique ethnic culture, characterized by highly developed architectural and sculptural skills. This is evident from the remains of very old temples, which are seen even in the inaccessible tracts. The forested tract in this geographical location provides the right climate and environment for the development and sustenance of diverse flora and fauna, which include a variety of medicinal herbs.