Waterfalls in Kerala


Waterfalls in Kerala

The land of Kerala is well-known for pleasant greenery, beautiful lakes, and delightful scenery. This God's own country has numerous majestic waterfalls that are the most visited destination. The splendid views of the beautiful waterfalls in Kerala is a perfect spot for a picnic.

Here is the list of 31 Waterfalls in Kerala

1. Athirapally Falls, Thrissur

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Located 60 km from the Thrissur district of Kerala, Athirapally Falls is a marvellous cascade of frothy waters that makes its way from the Anamudi mountains of the Western Ghats. This 80 ft high and 330 ft wide marvel is the largest waterfall in Kerala and is often referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India". From here, the Athirapally falls flows through the verdant greenery of Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea, creating a spectacular vista of scintillating water, emerald jungles and azure sky.

2. Vazhachal Falls, Thrissur

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There are tree shades and sitting arrangement built around is a good place to relax with friends and family. The rocky falls are really a must visit spot. Vazhachal Falls is a popular picnic spot. Quality time can be spent here with the family. The place is located at a distance of 60 km from Thrissur city and 5 km from Athirapilly Falls. Vazhachal Falls have dense forests of Sholayar ranges surrounding.

3. Soochipara Falls, Wayanad

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Also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Soochipara Falls is a three-tiered waterfall situated in Vellarimala, Wayanad. Surrounded by deciduous, evergreen and montane forests, this waterfall is regarded as one of the best waterfalls. The drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfalls provides visitors with scenic views of some of the best tea estates in Wayanad. This enchanting waterfall is 200 meters high that also offer a cliff face, ideal for rock climbing.

4. Thommankuthu Falls, Idukki

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17 km off Thodupuzha lays this captivating Thommankuthu Falls, which is a seven step waterfall in Kerala cascading down to form a pool. The location is best suited for trekking and rock climbing. Besides, facilities for many other activities such as boating, horse riding and fishing are also available.

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5. Meenmutty Falls, Kalpetta

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Located 29 km away from Kalpetta in Wayanad district, Meenmutty waterfalls is considered as one of the largest waterfalls in the Kalpetta region and the second largest in Kerala. It is also one of the most thrilling and beautiful natural attractions in Wayanad. Nestled away in the lap of a jungle trek, the cascading waterfall of Meenmutty makes up for a dazzling view. The bubbly water of this mighty waterfall flows in three tiers and is located near the Neyyar Reservoir area.

6. Palaruvi Waterfalls, Kutrallam

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Palaruvi Falls, cascading downstream from the height of 300 ft, is one of the prime attractions in Kutrallam or as some call it Courtallam, Tamil Nadu. Owing to its height; it is the 32nd highest fall in our country. The name Palaruvi means 'Stream of Milk' in the regional language. Ironically it seems to be a glittering stream of milk as it flows down. Hence, the beauty of this fall stands unimaginable till witnessed with own eyes. The roaring sounds of the waterfall in Kerala stand in stark contrast to the silence of the forests and mist-kissed mountains around it.

7. Thusharagiri Waterfall, Kozhikode

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Lying in the Western Ghats of Kozhikode district in Kerala, Thusharagiri Fall cascades down as three waterfalls. Located in a small tribal village, the name of the falls means ???snow covered mountains'. Trekkers and rock climbers will find trekking trails towards Lakkidi Ghat passing through thick foliage & lush, green surroundings offering its visitors a sheer delight.

8. Meenvallam Waterfalls , Palakkad

A magnificent 5 step waterfall in Kerala, Meenvallam Waterfall is one of the top 10 places to be in Palakkad. People often visit this place for a couple of hours, taking in the gushing water that falls from over 100-125 feet. Also known as Meenvallom, this waterfall is a great attraction especially during the winter and is definitely a sight not to be missed.

9. Thoovanam Falls, Devikulam

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As river Chinnar jumps off the altitude at Thoovanam, Thoovanam Falls makes itself visible from the Chinnar wildlife sanctuary. The sight is so gorgeous that it will leave you spellbound. Also, the thoovanam falls is said to be an ideal place for trekking.

10. Lakkom Water Falls, Munnar

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This small little waterfall 25 km from Munnar is a part of Eravikulam stream of Eravikulam National Park. It is one of the main tributaries of Pampar River and is ideal for swimming in privacy.

11. Nyayamakad Waterfalls, Munnar

Nyayamakad Waterfalls is situated 10 kms from Munnar between Munnar and Rajamala in Kerala. Falling down at a height of 1600 m, this waterfall in Kerala are a popular picnic and trekking spot. The perfect time to visit the waterfalls is during monsoons.

12. Perunthenaruvi Waterfall, Pathanamthitta

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A natural waterfall with captivating surroundings is situated on the banks of the River Pamba. The fall is 60 to 100 ft deep which pours down on a rocky bed. The place is a favourite picnic spot among locals as well as tourists.

13. Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Munnar

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Flowing from a height of 800 m, Chinnakanal Waterfalls is a sight of sheer beauty. These falls lays just 16 km away from Munnar.

14. Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Munnar

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Located on the Kochi-Madurai Highway (National Highway 49), the Cheeyarappa Falls is an on-the-way tourist attraction. It falls between Munnar and Kochi, in the district of Idukki, Kerala. One of the largest waterfalls in Kerala (which is also known as God's own country), the Cheyyappara Falls are a sight to behold. Cascading through seven tiers of stones, these falls are a force of nature that you can not only see and experience but dip your toes into and enjoy.

15. Valara Waterfalls, Idukki

Situated between Adimali and Neriamangalam, Valara Waterfalls is one of the most enchanting and amazing tourist spots in this region. Valara, which comprises a chain of waterfalls surrounded by lush green forests, is home to a variety of animals and birds is situated 42 km away from Munnar. The flawless look, fabulous views and the gushing waterfall makes it a place definitely worth visiting. It is the best tourist destination for visitors especially for all the nature lovers, aspiring photographers, romantic getaway.

16. Kuthumkal Waterfalls, Munnar

Kuthumkal Waterfalls is situated 24 kms from Munnar in Rajakkad. The waterfalls are a popular picnic spot in the region and boast of pleasant climate and mesmerizing water cascading down a lengthy height from a cliff.

17. Keezharkuthu Falls, Idukki

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Not very known, and hence with very little crowd, Keezharkuthu Falls is ideal for rock climbing, mountaineering and camp tracking alongside the water fall.

18. Chethalayam Waterfalls, Wayanad

Situated in Wayanad, Chethalayam Waterfalls is a seasonal waterfall in Kerala. Cascading down a height, the mesmerising waterfalls is also a popular bird watching spot. You can also spot spotted deer, sambar, gaur, elephants and sloth bear etc.

19. Anakkara, Idukki

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A small village in the Idukki district, Anakarra is just about 50 sq. km in area. Situated approximately 18 km from Idduki wildlife sanctuary on the Kumily-Munnar state highway, this place is famous for its spice plantations and picturesque waterfalls. It also offers trekking opportunities and paragliding options depending on weather for adventure enthusiasts. Aruvikuzhi Falls, also known as Chellarcovil falls is a very famous spot which also houses an Ayurvedic destination resorts apart from spice plantations.

20. Areekkal Waterfalls, Kochi

Areekkal Waterfalls is situated in Kochi and is one of the very few falls situated in the region. Boasting of immaculate surroundings, verdant green woods and a picturesque setting, the silvery cascading water atop rocky cliffs is a visual delight and a popular tourist spot of the city.

21. Thirparappu Falls, Poovar

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Located at a distance of about 55 kilometres from Kanyakumari, the cascading waters of the Thirparappu Falls make up for an enchanting sight. This waterfall is a manmade one and falls from a height of 50 feet. The water collects in a quaint pool below which is an ideal place to frolick around, especially for children. The falls are surrounded by thick green foliage and indigenous fauna, which make it a nature lover's paradise.

22. Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls, Kollam

Known for its clear blue waters that cascade from majestic heights, the Kumbhavurutty Waterfall is a popular tourist attraction that is situated in southern India. Located near the Aryankavu Panchayath in the district of Kollam in Kerala, the waterfall is a part of the Achankovil River. The Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls boasts of being on the top of the list of the most beautiful and magnanimous waterfalls in Kerala, and this scenic spot never fails to enthral tourists with its splendid views and colourful hues of the water fallings from a height of twenty-five metres.

23. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall, Kumarakom

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall is an impressive 30 feet high waterfall which is a perfect attraction to visit during the monsoons when it gushes with gallons of water. The surroundings are covered with dense forestation and have several exciting trekking trails. It is, therefore, an apt attraction for nature walks, trekking or hiking.

24. Keezharkuthu Falls, Idukki

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Not very known, and hence with very little crowd, Keezharkuthu Falls is ideal for rock climbing, mountaineering and camp tracking alongside the water fall.

25. Atukkad Waterfalls, Munnar

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Nestled 2 km away from Munnar amidst beautiful hills and lush green jungles, this pristine waterfall makes for romantic escapades and picnics site. However, the road to Atukkad is very narrow and needs a lot of experience to drive on.

26. Charpa Falls, Thrissur

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Charpa Falls is another one of nature's delight that displays the blessings of Mother Nature. Cascading down from a shot height, this waterfall in Kerala which is a part of River Chalakkudy offers a breathtaking experience. Athirappilly Falls and Lake Vachumaram are a stone's throw away from Charpa Falls.

27. Marmala Waterfalls, Kottayam

Located at a distance of few kms from Erattupetta in Kottayam inside a private rubber estate, Marmala Waterfalls are popularly known as the ‘enchantress of the jungle’. Plummeting from a height of 200 feet, the unblemished clear waters create an aura of mist around them. The tantalising waterfalls splash into a 12 feet pond and run down to join the river Teekoy. Replete with timber trees on the green-carpeted mountains, the clear cascading waters offer a sight like no other.

28. Arippara Waterfalls

This eight step waterfall lies on river Iruvanji near the town of Thiruvambady, just 45 kilometres away from Kozhikode. The waterfalls are surrounded by a few mountains in the distance, which is an overwhelming sight to behold and embrace when the river flows well. There is no visible danger but sometimes the waterfall is prone to flash floods, so it is safe to stay in shallow waters, if one decides to get into the water.

29. Aruvi Waterfalls

If you would like to be rewarded with a serene view after a physically exhausting trek, then Aruvi Waterfalls is definitely your cup of tea! Located between Kanyakumari and Trivandrum, the nearest accessible road to the waterfalls is Bonacaud Estate in Trivandrum district. From there, to reach Aruvi Waterfalls, it is a 7 kilometer trek, where the local people will be available to guide your way through to the waterfall.There are organised trips to the place and there are also packages that include overnight camping in the place.

30. Orakkampara Waterfalls

Located in thick woods, 29 kilometres away from Pathanamthitta, Orakkampara is a good getaway for those who like to explore offbeat places. The waterfall demands a little trekking to reach the location. The nearest point to the waterfall is Kottangal near Mallappally, which is well connected by road.

31. Valanjanganam Falls

Locally known as Ninnumullipara in Idukki district, Valanjanganam falls is located on the Kottayam-Kumily state highway. People often stop by on the way to visit the waterfall and it is a really enticing experience by the highway. There is enough space for parking vehicles so that you could experience the place better without being disturbed by the flowing traffic.

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