Photo Credit : Bimal K C
Thommankuthu Waterfalls is located near Thodupuzha in Idukki district of Kerala State. Thommankuthu waterfall is famous for its seven-step waterfall and an ideal place for adventure tourism in Idukki.
The Thommankuthu waterfalls is quite impressive after rainfall or in the monsoon season. The water from the falls is considred as of medicinal value and the area is more photographic potential due to its beautiful surroundings. Tourists can also enjoy boating on the lake. Fishing and horse riding are other options available in this beautiful place. There are many caves surrounding the waterfalls.
Named after a tribal leader Thommachen Kuruvinakunnel, who was washed away in this waterfall while crossing the river, these waterfalls drop about 1500 m into a stream in a lush green scenic setting. This splendid waterfall comes down in seven steps with a cascade and a pool at each step on the rugged, rocks of the Muvattupuzha river. And the difference between the first and the last fall is 500m. The roar of the falls can be heard even before reach it. This is also an ideal venue for adventure tourism because one have to undertake a trek that takes one to the top of the mountain, a nearly 12 kms climb. It is advisable to avoid trekking during monsoon season.
This waterfall renders a refreshing shower and the major attraction is trekking along the forest.
Nearest railway station: Aluva, about 65 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 52 km