The forests of
the Western Ghats are punctuated with large and small
waterfalls. There are numerous waterfalls in Kerala. These
waterfalls roar, gurgle and splash down the mountain side.
Almost all these scintillating cascades are the venues for
picnics and excursions round the year. As one will travel to
the various destinations in Kerala, then they will pass
through narrow and bewitching waterfalls. Spend time here and
get the refreshing and cool atmosphere to revitalize yourself.
Palaruvi means the milky stream. The Palaruvi waterfalls
makes its way down the rocks, from a height of 300 feet.
This waterfall falls in the border of Kerala and Tamil
Nadu. It is situated about 35 kilometers east of Punalur
on the Quilon - Shenkottah road near Ariankavu mountain
pass. The water is said to be medicated as it flows down
from the forest and is said to be preventive for many
diseases. The Palaruvi wood is a beautiful picnic spot.
Waterfalls lies a few kms. away from Eerattupetta. It is
exactly 7 kms from Teekoy rubber estate. To reach the falls
one has to trek through the estate over the rocky path. The
scenic Marmala stream and its breathtaking waterfalls are
together referred as the enchantress of the jungle. Sliding
down numerous hillocks from a height of 200 feet, the gushing
water has etched out over the years a deep pond in the rocks.
Right under the waterfalls is a natural bridge.
Waterfalls is situated about 18 kms. from Kottayam. This
beautiful picnic spot is located about 2 kms. down a mud lane
from Kumarakom. In this place, the streams tinkle as they make
their way through the landscape and water roars as they
cascade down the mountains from the height of 100 feet. The
tourists can also enjoy the shade of the rubber plantations
The Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls is situated about 36 kms. from
Pathanamthitta. The Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls on the banks of
the Pamba river is a favourite picnic spot for both domestic
and foreign tourists. Here, the water flows down a rocky bed
into a ravine about 60 to 100 feet deep.
Attukal is located between Munnar and Pallivasal, about 9 km
from Munnar. The panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills is
like a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long
Nyayamakad is located between Munnar and Rajmala and is a land
of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill
from a height of about 1600 metres. The enchanting
surroundings make an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.
The Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls are located between
Neriamangalam and Adimali on the Kochi-Madurai highway. The
Cheeyappara waterfalls cascade down in seven steps. It is a
real feast for the eyes. This is also a great place for
trekking. Thr Valara has a chain of waterfalls surrounded by
thick green forests.
Chellarkovil, about 15 kms from Kumily is the sleepy village.
This little village offers breathtaking view of the plains and
cascading waterfalls. The village slopes down to the famous
coconut groves of Cumbum in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
The Power House Waterfall is situated about 18 kms. from
Munnar. This waterfall is situated on the way to
Thekkady from Munnar and cascades down to step rock 2000
m 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.
The rainbow waterfalls which cascade down a rock from a
height of about 1500 m is a wonderful
this spot. It an be seen throughout the year in full swing.
The forest around this spot is home to various medicinal
plants. It is an ideal place for rock climbing, mountaineering
and camp trekking.
Thommankuthu is situated about 17 kms. from Thodupuzha.
Thommankutthu is famous for its numerous waterfalls. This
place is ideal for natural lovers as the seven-step waterfall
here is a much loved picnic spot. At each step, there is a
cascade and a pool beneath to enjoy the panoramic beauty. It
is also an ideal place for adventure tourism.
Dhoni is situated about 15 kms. from Palakkad. It takes a
three hour trek from the base of the Dhoni Hills to reach this
reserve forest area with its small, beautiful waterfall.
The Meenvallam waterfall is around 8 kms 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 to 20 feet. There are 10 steps of
waterfalls out of which eight are located in the upper
hills inside the dense forest and 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 kms. by crossing the river Thuppanad.
Athirapally Waterfalls is located about 63 kms. from Thrissur.
This waterfall is situated at the entrance of the Sholayar
ranges. This 80 foot high waterfall is a popular picnic spot.
Vazhachal Waterfalls are located after just a short drive from
Athirapally Waterfalls. This picturesque spot is located close
to dense green forest land and is a part of the Chalakudy
river. Athirapally and Vazhachal Waterfalls are the famous
waterfalls of Kerala which attract tourists in plenty.
Adyanpara is located in the Kurumbalangode village of Nilambur
Taluk, about 15 kms. away from Nilambur. Adyanpara is famous
for its waterfalls and the splendour of the wooded jungle
surrounding it. This waterfall is a spectacle of unrivalled
grandeur. The wild beauty of this place is a rare treat for
the eyes and heart of the travelers.
Chethalayam Waterfalls is located about 12 kms from Sulthan
Bathery. One has to trek around 4 kms from Chethalayam for
having a glimpse of this lovely waterfall.
Meenmutty Waterfalls is located 12 kms. east of Meppadi. It is
a cascading waterfall in three tiers, falling from a height of