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Kerala Waterfalls

keralaThe forests of Western ghats are interspersed with large and small waterfalls that babble and splash down the mountain side. The wooded forests of Western ghats are hidden with tumbling showers. The most admirable Waterfalls of Kerala are Athirapally Waterfalls, Vazhachal Waterfalls, Soochipara Waterfalls, Palaruvi waterfalls, Power House waterfalls, Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls, Perumthenaruvi waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfall, etc. There are around 20 small and big waterfalls across Kerala. Swift and sometimes torrential, waterfalls are dramatic, inspiring poets, painters and writers and their breath taking beauty evokes many feelings.

Ernakulam Waterfalls

Mulamkuzhi Waterfalls

Mulamkuzhi a tiny village nearly 15kms from Malayattur. The crystal clear medicated water of the River Mulamkuzhi and the waterfalls of Venanbravady near Malayattur is an enchanting sight. There is also a confluence of the rivers Periyar and Perumthode. It is a picturesque location from where one can get relief from there daily life.

Idukki Waterfalls

Attukal Waterfall

Attukal Waterfall is located between Munnar and Pallivasal, and a marvelous sight of waterfalls with alluring rolling hills. Attukal is also ideal for long treks.

Cheeyappara Waterfall

Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls are located between Narimangalam and Adimali on the Kochi-Munnar highway. The Cheeyapara waterfalls cascade down in seven steps. It is a real feast for the eyes. Valara waterfalls are 10 km from Adimali on the Kochi - Munnar highway. Valara has a chain of waterfalls surrounded by thick green forests. This is also a great place for trekking. It is noted for two acres of evergreen forests upon a huge rock. The rock is more than 500 acres in area and an ideal spot for mountaineering.

Nyayamkad Waterfall

Nyayamkad Waterfall is 10 Kms from Munnar, located between Munnar and Rajamala Nyamkad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The Waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters, the enchanting surrounding make an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.

Power House Waterfall

This waterfall is 18 Km from Munnar, this waterfall is on the way to Thekkady from Munnar, which cascades down to step rock 2000m above sea level. The spot is enriched which the scenic western mountain range and is an ideal place for a break on the way to the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary.

Thommankuthu Waterfall

This place is ideal for natural lovers as the seven-step waterfall here is a much loved picnic spot. It is 28 km from Thodupuzha is Thommankutthu, which is famous for its numerous waterfalls. At each step, there is a cascade and a pool beneath to enjoy the panoramic beauty; the best way is to undertake a trek that takes one to the top of the mountain, a 12 km. climb. Thommankuthu is an ideal place for adventure tourism. A marvelous wonder of the nature, the seven-step waterfall here is a much-loved picnic spot. At each step there is a cascade and a pool beneath.

Kozhikode (Calicut) Waterfalls

Thusharagiri Waterfall

Lying 50kms east of Kozhikode, Thusharagiri is a little tribal tourist spot in Kerala. Meaning the snow capped mountains; Thushargiri exhibits a unique kinship between the land and water. Two streams originating from the Western Ghats meet here to form the River Challipuzha. The river diverges into three waterfalls, creating a snowy spray, which gives the name 'Thusharagiri' which means 'snowy peak'. There is another dam at 60 km from Calicut. It is a place of beauty, calm, and serenity. The place has a crocodile farm run by the state forest department.

Kottayam Waterfalls

Kesari Waterfalls

The Kesari waterfalls, also known as Valanjamkanam falls, lies between Kuttikanam and Murinjapuzha on the Kottayam-Kumaly route. Valanjamkanam is a 3 hr. journey from Kottayam by any bus to Kumaly; trek to Kuttikanan offers additional adventurous spirit and closeness to nature.

Maramala Waterfall

This lies a few kms away from Eerattupetta. It is exactly 7 kms from Teekoy rubber estate. From here a private vehicle can take you further 2 kms after which the road is not motor able. To reach the falls one has to trek through the estate over the rocky path. The waterfall is about 60 metres in height, falling into a 12-meter deep pool and joins the River Teekoy way down.

Pallakad (Palghat) Waterfalls

Dhoni Waterfall

A Dhoni waterfall is a 3 hours trek from the base of the Dhoni Hills. A thick reserve forest surrounds it. Dhoni is about 15 kms from Palakkad. There is a splendid waterfall among other captivating sights. It can be reached only after a fairly long climb of 3 hrs from the base of the Dhoni hills.

Meenvallam Waterfall

A Meenvallam waterfall is around 8kms from Thuppanad junction on the Palakkad- Manarkkad route. It is a combination of enchanting beauty and scenic splendor. The water falls from nearly 20 to 25 feet and the depth is around 15-20 feet. There are 10 steps of waterfalls of which eight are located in the upper hills inside the dense forest. They are inaccessible, only the remaining two steps are accessible. One has to hire a jeep from Koomankund junction and then trek a distance of 1.5 km by crossing the river Thuppanad.

Quilon (Kollam) Waterfalls

Palaruvi Waterfalls

This waterfall falls in the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu. Its access is 35 kilometers east of Punalur on the Quilon - Shenkottah road. It is near Ariankavu mountain pass. 5 kilometers away is the spectacular Palaruvi waterfall at an attitude of 300 ft. with smaller cascades nearby. Palaruvi which stands for stream of milk is the name of Kerala's one of the most fascinating waterfalls. Take a tour to Palaruvi and enjoy one of the most beautiful waterfalls in God's own country Kerala. Cascading its way from 300 feet, the Palaruvi waterfall is a beautiful sight. A favorite picnic spot for the tourists, the journey to Palaruvi amidst the greenery of Western Ghats is a breathtaking experience. There you can see ruins of ancient temples. The water is said to be medicated as it flows down from the forest and is said to be a preventive for many diseases.

Trichur Waterfalls (Thrissur)

Athirapally and Vazhachal Waterfalls

East of Chalakudy, near the entrance of the Sholayar forest ranges are the beautiful waterfalls of Athirapally and Vazhachal, 5 kms apart. Athirapally and Vazachal are the most famous waterfalls of Kerala which attract tourists in plenty. These waterfalls are also in the forest area. This falls is 90 km from Kochi. The two scenic waterfalls on the edge of the Sholayar forest ranges are 5 km apart. The Athirappalli Falls joins the Chalakkudy river, plummeting to 80 feet. Vazhachal is part of Chalakkudy River. Cascading down against the backdrop of thick forest terrain, they are a scintillating sight. One can find frequents buses to Athirappally from Chalakudy-40 km from Cochin on the Thrissur route. Athirappally is 77 km north of Cochin (Kochi).

Waterfalls In Wayanad

Chethalayam Waterfalls

Chethalayam Waterfalls is located 12kms from Sultan Bathery. One has to trek around 4kms from Chethalayam for having a glimpse of this lovely waterfall.

Kanthanpara Waterfalls

This waterfall is about 30 m in height and gives a panoramic view. It is located 12 kms southeast of Kalpetta. The waterfall is surrounded on both sides by beautiful tea gardens. This magnificent 99 ft cataract is an ideal spot for a day-long picnic. The nearest railway station is at Kozhikode. Calicut Airport is the closest airport.

Sentinal Rock Water Fall

Sentinal Rock Water Fall is 22kms at Soochipara near Meppadi, south of Kalpetta. A three step water fall of more than 200m in height with a fantastic scenery provides for white water rafting, swimming, bathing, etc., The tree top huts at Soochipara will give unique view of the valleys of Western Ghats. It is also an ideal place for rock climbing.

Soochipara Waterfalls

Soochipara Waterfalls is located 22 kms from Hotel Green Gates. One can reach the waterfalls only after a 2-km walk into the dense equatorial forest of Wayanad. The three-tiered waterfalls in Soochipara, Wayanad District cascade down from a height of 100 to 300 feet, offering a breathtaking sight. Here one can enjoy water rafting, swimming and bathing in the pool below. A highlight is the tree-top huts from which one can have a spectacular view of the valleys of the Western Ghats and the glimmering shallow waters of the surrounding springs.

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