Cheeyappara Waterfalls

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Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Munnar Overview

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 the state (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. The surroundings of the waterfall complement its opulent natural splendour. Evergreen forests stretch out for as much as two acres around the falls, making it an active adventure and trekking spot. Several species of exotic plants and animals can be found in the neighbouring area, enclosed in the casket of a dense forest.

At the height of 1000 feet above sea level, the Cheyyappara Falls are a part of a chain of waterfalls that descend from the Deriyar River that originates in the Western Ghats. It forms the base camp for several treks or walking trails that start off in this area. The cascade has an inherent natural magnificence unlike other waterfalls in the state, which is why it is now being classified as an eco-tourism destination. On the opposite side, a valley stretches out into a vast expanse, swallowing the fast-flowing water into its body. Occasionally, this view gets covered up by hanging clouds, so it all depends on your luck.

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Local Food Near Cheeyappara Waterfalls

As the reputation of the falls grew as a tourist attraction, a number of local food vendors set up shop in the nearby area offering a variety of food items to try out. This includes stalls of fruit, homemade chocolates, tea, coffee and other snacks. The coconuts of Kerala are brimming with sweet water inside, which can be tried out here. Also, an unusual blend of pineapple or watermelon with Indian masalas (spices) sprinkled across the top is a speciality among the food items offered in this locale, and must be tasted in order to uniquely experience the region and its idiosyncrasies.

Best Time To Visit Cheeyappara Waterfalls

Ideally, any waterfall in India should be visited during the months of monsoon, and the best time to visit Cheeyaparra Falls is no different. The waterfall is at its voluminous best during June, July, and August, where you can experience the true majestic beauty of the waterfall. Nevertheless, the falls do not dry up during the summer months of March to May, so whatever your timing, this waterfall is a must-visit.

Tips For Visiting Cheeyappara Waterfalls

1. Ensure you have an extra set of clothing in case you decide to dive into the waters.
2. Be careful of the monkeys commonly found in this area. Take special care of your belongings and food items.
3. There is a restroom available near the waterfall.

How To Reach Cheeyappara Waterfalls

The Cheeyaparra Falls are located on the Aluva-Munnar Road, about 40 km from Munnar. It is best reached via vehicle. The nearest railway station is at Aluva, about 108 km from Munnar.

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