Marmala Waterfalls

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Timings : 24 hrs

Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

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Marmala Waterfalls, Kottayam Overview

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. Slightly veiled amidst thick bushes and blue hills, the location can only be reached by a short trek on the hillside.

Blessed with a rich biodiversity, an emerald forest cover and an all around utopian environment, the waterfalls is the perfect place to get away from the din and chaos of the city and spend some moments of solitude to reinvigorate and rejuvenate. Besides, the mesmerising natural environment provides plenteous opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture those picture perfect moments in their cameras and their lives forever. The waterfalls also offer trekking opportunities. However, the rough terrain is very difficult to trek; the road is slippery and full of rocky obstacles. It is advisable that only profession trekkers or expert mountaineers take up the challenge.

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Best Time To Visit Marmala Waterfalls

Although the place can mesmerise you all through the year, the best time to visit Marmala Falls is during early monsoon. At the beginning of the monsoon season, the rain showers enliven the place, and you can see the enchanting view in all its glory and splendour.

Tips For Visiting Marmala Waterfalls

1. It is advisable to visit the waterfalls during the day light and return before dusk as the road is slippery and it is hard to drive at night.
2. Trekking down the waterfalls in the dark can be very dangerous.
3. Carry a water bottle and some snacks as there are no shops in the 7 km periphery.
4. Wear comfortable shoes/ footwear for easy movement.

How To Reach Marmala Waterfalls

Marmala Falls is located near Teekoy in a private rubber estate. You can drive down or take a private taxi cab to reach the estate. Alternatively, you can travel in a state-run bus. From there, the waterfalls can be reached through a 2 km short trek upwards on the hill.

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