The Plantation Corporation of Kerala Ltd, the largest Plantation Company in public sector was formed in 1962, by the Government of Kerala with an initial share capital of RS. 750 Lakhs. The purpose of establishing the Plantation Corporation was to accelerate the agro-economic development of Kerala. No efforts have been spared to achieve this purpose in the four decades of its existence.The Plantation Corporation always maintained a very healthy state of affairs in production and human resource management. The Corporation enjoyed profits rolling in all through its existence. Extensive estate holdings of the PCK have made it one of the largest plantation owners in the country. From a total 14,020 Ha, as much as 6,458 Ha, are under rubber.
Harmonious mixing of the project works with the surrounding eco-system is the salient feature of this scheme, which will be a cynosure to the tourists who visit this place. As part of the pilot Farm Tourism Project, the Plantation Corporation perceived to implement the following facilities in the Project Area without disturbing the surrounding eco-system. At present, even the bare minimum facilities are not available to the tourists in Athirappilly and adjacent areas. Only a few small tea shops and make shift vendors are there around the tourist spot.