Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls

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Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls, Kollam Overview

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. Imagine the rush that the waterfall witnesses, and the sheer beauty that must prompt this massive inflow of visitors night and day.

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Since the Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls is located in proximity to the Konni Forest area, it is not uncommon to sight a variety of wild animals at the waterfalls. Managed by the Manalar-Kumbhavurutty Vana Samrakshana Samithy, the Kerala Forest Department has also started an Eco-Contact Centre at this place. All in all, the place is a must-visit while in Kollam, as the area is a reclusive spot that makes tourists forget all about their humdrum lives, and makes them dance in glee to the sounds of the falling water and the chirping of birds.

Things To Do at Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls

Tourists can be found enjoying the beautiful scenes at the Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls that serves as the perfect backdrop to click some memorable photographs with friends and loved ones. There are thatched sit outs on either end of the road, where you can sit and watch others enjoy in the chilly waters of the waterfall. Steps have also been cut into the big and small rocks in the descending stream, to enable the visitors to reach the top of the waterfall.

Trekking is yet another favourite activity here. You can choose to go trekking in the grasslands that are located higher up, to witness the evergreen plants and vibrant flora and fauna that Kerala houses. A Nature Interaction Center has also been developed in the area. This centre is especially popular amongst kids, who get to play in tree houses at the site.

The Manalar Fall is located just 2 kilometres away from Kumbhavurutty waterfall, while the Palaruvi Waterfalls are also located close by and are a must visit. The famous Sastha temple is also located close to Achankovil River, in the centre of the forested area, and tourists make it a point to seek blessings from the Almighty when they visit the Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls.

Tips For Visiting Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls

  • Plastics, shampoos and soaps are strictly not allowed in the area. In case you do so, strict action will be taken against you.
  • Wear comfortable footwear as you will have to walk quite a lot.
  • The stones and rocks that lead up to the waterfall are slippery, so make sure that you are cautious. Take special care of children.

How To Reach Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls

The Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls are situated on Achencoil-Schencottah Road of Kollam District. From Thenkasi or other nearby areas, you can book a cab to reach the waterfall. From Thenkasi, the road is quite well built, but after 10 kilometres or so, you will have to start walking to reach the final destination.

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