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Entry Fee : Paniyeli Poru comes under the Restricted Forest category and a pass of INR 10 is needed to enter the area. This pass can be obtained from the Kerala Forest Department.

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Paniyeli Poru, Kochi Overview

Located in the Ernakulam region of Kerala, Paniyeli Poru is a distraction in the flow of the Periyar River due to rock formations. The bottleneck pressure results in a small waterfall like formation that has been developed into a tourist spot and is called Paniyeli Poru. The flow of the water from the river is challenged by the rocks and a turbulence is developed. As a result, the water cascading through the rocks makes a picturesque scene and attracts a lot of tourists to the mesmerizing spot.

The spot has become popular among the filmmakers owing to its scenic beauty. Aside from that, Paniyeli Poru is also a popular picnic spot. Many people also tend to take a dip in the shallow waters. However, we recommend you to stay extra alert and cautious as the rocks are extremely slippery. To enter this area, a pass is required that can be bought by the Kerala State Forest Department, at a nominal fee. Besides, it is also considered a haven for bird watchers and photographers.

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Major Attractions at Paniyeli Poru

1. Paniyeli Poru Waterfalls

Paniyeli Poru

Paniyeli Poru Waterfall is considered the major highlight of Paniyeli Poru. The spot can be reached through a short trek. The milky white water cascading down the rocks is a delight to watch.

2. Paniyeli Poru View Point

Paniyeli Poru View Point is a machaan made out of bamboo sticks and a shed installed at a height. From here, you can enjoy the gorgeous views of the  Malayattoor hills and the wide Periyar river below.

3. Paniyeli Poru Hanging Bridge

Paniyeli Poru Hanging Bridge

The hanging bridge is another highlight of the place and crossing it is a thrilling experience. The wooden bridge has been made out of wood and placed in a narrow stream of the river water. The bridge is 183 metres and is 4 feet wide and offers spectacular views above and beyond.

Trekking at Paniyeli Poru

Trekking at Paniyeli Poru

Paniyeli Poru is a popular trekking spot and there are two trekking routes that can be scaled from here. There is a 20 km trek from Poru to Bhoothathankettu that passes through the forest and takes around 6 hours. The river can also be crossed from Mahoganythottam at Mulankuzhy but this one needs permission from the Forest Officials. This route provides enchanting view of the river and the mangrove forests. You can also spot herds of elephants and other wild animals on the way.

Best Time to Visit

The most ideal time to visit Paniyeli Poru is considered between mid November to May when the water level is comparatively shallow and safe for tourists to get in.

How to Reach

The nearest railway stations to Paniyeli Poru are Aluva and Angamaly which are at a distance of around 35 km. The nearest airport is in Kochi which is at 30 km only. There are also regular bus services from the neighbouring cities that ply on the route and can help you commute at nominal prices. Alternatively, you can also book private cabs and taxis as per convenience.

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