Top 10 Waterfalls in Kerala

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The land of Kerala is rich with forest, lakes and waterfalls. The Western Ghats are the main source of all the waterfalls in Kerala. Small and large water streams that merge together to form luscious waterfalls.Those waterfalls attract hundreds of peoples to Kerala. You will find many small and large falls that are more prominent during the rainy season. You can feel the eternal power that created those gods amazing creations, while spending some time at these waterfalls in kerala. It’s a pleasure to see the sparkling waters falling down from the rocky mountains Athirapally, Thomankuttu, Mulamkuzhi , Cheeyappara l, Palaruvi & Thusharagiri are some of the famous waterfalls that tourists coming to Kerala never fail to visit. Here are the top 10 waterfalls in Kerala.


1. Athirapally Waterfalls

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Athirapally Waterfalls is the most prominent getaway from Cochin and attracts millions of visitors every year. Together with Vazhachal and the picturesque route through Western Ghats presented Athirapally a prominent seat in World tourist Map.The most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala, a must visit spot for anybody who would like to enjoy the beauty of Kerala is Athirapally Waterfalls. Located 78 Kms away from Kochi (Cochin), at the entrance to Sholayar Forest Ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot. Water drops down from a height of 80 feet and join Chalakkudy River.

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2. Thomankuttu Waterfalls

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Thommankuthu waterfalls

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Thomankuttu and Rainbow Waterfalls are located at a distance of 20 and 25 km from Thodupuzha. The waterfalls are an ideal destination for all those who love to picnic in a natural surrounding. The first mentioned seven steps and a number of surrounding caves characterize waterfall. Lush green forests surround the second one.If you are a nature lover plus an adventure lover than Thommankuthu waterfall is a place you must visit. The waterfall is a beautiful seven-step waterfall offering pleasant weather. The cascade waterfall is located 20 km away from Thodupuzha, one of the major towns in Idukki district of Kerala and 74 kms from Cochin.

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3. Mulamkuzhi Waterfalls

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Mulamkuzhi Waterfalls

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This is a tiny village nearly 15kms from Malayattur. The crystal clear medicated water of the River Mulamkuzhi and the waterfalls of Venanbravady near Malayattur is an enchanting sight. There is also a confluence of the rivers Periyar and Perumthode. In Ernakulam district Mulamkuzhi is a small village about 15 km from Malayattur. It is situated at the point of juncture of rivers Periyar and Perumthode. The river Mulamkuzhi flows through the nearby mountain ranges and cascades into a huge waterfall. It is a picturesque location and a very famous tourist site. Mulamkuzhi waterfall is situated in Mulamkuzhi village in Malayattoor in Ernakulam district.

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4. Thusharagiri Waterfalls

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Thusharagiri Waterfalls

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Lying 50 kms east of Kozhikode, Thusharagiri is a little tribal tourist spot in Kerala. Tow streams originating from the Western Ghats meet here to form the River Challipuzha. The river diverges into three waterfalls, creating a snowy spray, which gives the name ‘Thusharagiri’ which means ‘snowy peak’. A 5km trek upstream will take one to the stream’s origin. Of the three waterfalls, the highest is the Thenpara that drops 75 meters below.


5.  Nyayamakad Waterfalls

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Nyayamakad Waterfalls

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Nyayamakad Water falls is 10 Kms from Munnar,Kerala, located between Munnar and Rajamala Nyamkad is a land of breath taking waterfalls. The Water cascades down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters, the enchanting surrounding make an excellent picnic spot and trekking point. The Nyayamakad Waterfall is located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Munnar. Fresh, cool spring waters cascade down the hillock from an amazing height of about 1,600 meters. This is a famous picnic spot. Walk up to the Nyayamakad gap to take in brilliant views of the Munnar valley covered with a green carpet of tea plantations. Here you might come across tea pickers at work. It is a great opportunity to mingle with the locals, learn a thing or two about tea gardening and experience a day in their lives.

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6. Cheeyappara & Valara Waterfalls

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Cheeyappara waterfalls

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The Cheeyappara Waterfalls ,kerala is one of the beautiful waterfalls of evergreen Kerala and and is a great eco-tourism destination of the region. It is one of the significant excursion points lying in the region surrounding Cochin.The Cheeyappara Waterfalls is one of Kerala’s most magnificent waterfalls. You can see water cascading down here over seven steps, providing a truly fantastic spectacle for you to behold! This is certainly a unique spectacle!

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Nearest Railway Station: Aluva about 108 km and Angamali, about 109 km is from Munnar. Waterfalls are located around 42 km from Munnar, on Aluva-Munnar Rd
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, via Aluva – Munnar Rd, about 108 km from Munnar

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7.  Dhoni Waterfalls

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Dhoni Waterfalls

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Dhoni, situated at a distance of 15kms from Palakkad is a fairly long climb of a 3-hour trek from the base of the Dhoni Hills. This reserve forest area with its small, beautiful waterfall has many tourists all through the year. It is a splendid and captivating waterfall. Dhoni provides trekkers the opportunity to explore its hilly terrains. Its lush green surroundings are a pleasure to watch.Dhoni is also famous for its farmhouse, harboring hundreds of cattle of Swiss variety. The Vishwanatha Swamy shrine, the oldest Shiva temple is situated 3 kms from Palakkad. The annual chariot temple is a gala event. The annual ‘Ratholsavam’ or Chariot Festival at Sree Viswanantha Swamy temple lasts for seven days.


8.  Soochipara Waterfalls

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Soochipara waterfalls

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Soochipara Waterfalls is another beautiful waterfall in Wayanad. Waterfall can be seen from a far which is a beautiful view. To reach the waterfall, one has to trek down 2 km through dense equatorial forest over steep rocks.

Soochippara Waterfalls, a three tiered waterfalls surrounded by Deciduous, Evergreen and Montane forests in Vellarimala of Wayanad.

It is 656 feet offering a cliff face apt for rock climbing. Also It offers picturesque views of best tea estates in Wayanad.

It’s a plastic free zone, one has to pass a security check at the entrance to make sure that you are not carrying any plastic.

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9.  Perunthenaruvi waterfalls

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Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls

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Perunthenaruvi,one of the beautiful tourism place is a waterfall & its 36 km(via  Vachoochira) from Pathanamthitta District . It is a popular tourist destination. The name “Perunthenaruvi” means “The Great Honey Stream”. Located on the Western Ghats of the Sahyadri Range, Perunthenaruvi is famous for the waterfalls there.

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10.  Kombaikani and Meenmutti Waterfalls

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Meenmutty Waterfalls

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Kombaikani and Meenmutti Waterfalls are 60 kms from Thiruvananthapuram and 7 kms from Bonecaud estate. This 4 feet cascade is one of the most verdant and untouched spots in Kerala. These are two magnificent waterfalls on the upper reaches of the Neyyar Reservoir. These waterfalls and the forests around them are worth seeing. It is a favourite haunt for picnickers and attracts many with an interest in trekking, angling and bird watching. Road accessibility is only up to Bonecaud, there on; the Kanni tribesmen accompany trekkers along the mountain path. Also Prior permission from the forest department is required before approaching the area .

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