The forests of Western ghats are punctuated with large and small waterfalls that gurgle and splash down the mountain side.
The forests of Western ghats are punctuated with large and small waterfalls that gurgle and
splash down the mountain side.The wooded forests of the Western ghats are hidden with cascading
showers that enchant the visitors.The important waterfalls in Kerala are Athirapally, Vazhachal,
Palaruvi & Tusharagiri.The picturesque places around the falls are popular trekking and picnic
spots, with the greenery and landscape infusing freshness into any tired soul.
Some of them especially the ones at Athirappilly and Vazhachal are scintillatingly beautiful and offer a
bewitching sight.Others like the Palaruvi fall is said to contain medicinal properties.There are also others ranging from
small gurgling streams to roaring
rushing falls that provide a scintillating attraction to visitors.
This is not only because it is the highest waterfall in Kerala, but also because it is extremely beautiful. The sound of the water plunging down will be music to your ears, and the sight would invoke a deep sense of wildness in you because nowhere else would you see something beautiful like this. The water flowing down from the fringes of the
Sholayar forests later joins the Chalakudi river.
Located in the Kollam district of Kerala, this waterfall is the 40th highest waterfall in India. The natural beauty of this spectacular waterfall attracts picnickers every year. You have to trek through dense forests to reach the waterfall and the experience is definitely memorable. The misty white color of the falling water gives the name "Palaruvi" or "the stream of milk" to this waterfall.
A seven-step scenic waterfall, Thommankuthu is located near the town of Thodupuzha. Each of the seven steps in the waterfall is succeeded by a pool, making the entire unit look beautiful beyond words. The presence of an exotic collection of native flora and fauna make this waterfall, a preferred spot for vacationers touring that part of Kerala. And the untainted beauty of the cascading
falls makes it a must see place during your Kerala Tour.
Nyayamkadu waterfall near Munnar (about 10 kilometers from the town) is a very popular tourism spot, thanks to its uniqueness and gurgling waters. Fishing enthusiasts enjoy the pool, visitors feast their eyes on the frothy waters and trekking fanatics call it a haven. The waters fall from a height of 1600 meters, making it even more magical and scenic. If you walk up the Nyayamkadu gap, you can take spectacular photos of the
Munnar town and see an amazing view of the sprawling tea gardens.
Located on the Kochi-Madurai highway is another beautiful waterfall called the Cheeyappara Waterfalls. Trekking and picnicking are the favorite activities of people visiting the waterfalls. The gushing waters and the surging
sprays keep your mind and soul refreshed and rejuvenated the whole time.