Apart from being popular for its quaint hill stations, vast tea plantations, exotic beaches, and calm backwaters, Kerala boasts an array of waterfalls. Beautifully visible as fine silver linings on the lush green surroundings, the playful streams of the Western Ghats cascading down from a height are some of the popular attractions of Kerala tour packages. Let us take you through the list of amazing waterfalls in Kerala—
Located 47 km. from Thrissur and falling on the Chalakudy River originating from the upper reaches of Western Ghats, Athirapilly Waterfalls is one of most beautiful falls in Kerala. Standing tall at approx 80 feet, the waterfall is at the entrance to the Sholayar Ranges and is the largest in Kerala. The lush green Sholayar Forest, which is home to many endangered species of flora and fauna acts as a perfect backdrop. It is the only place in the Western Ghats where endangered species of Hornbill are seen. There is also another stunning waterfall named Vazhachaal situated close to Athirapilly.
Best Time to Visit: September to January
Cascading down through a height of 300 meters, the multiple-layered Meenmutty Waterfalls is 28 km. from Kalpetta (Wayanad). A 3 km. trek down the hill through a rocky terrain will lead you to the falls. Set amidst the luxuriant forests, the breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset will certainly make you appreciate the charismatic beauty of the place.
Best Time to Visit: Post Monsoons, October to May
Located near Thodupuzha in the Idukki District, Thommankuthu is a seven-tier waterfall makes the entire valley look amazing. The place is ideal for the adventure tourism and forest trekking is one of the most sought-after adventurous options.
Best Time to Visit: Though monsoons are beautiful in this region, post-monsoon is the ideal time to visit.
Located 18 km. from the town of Kottayam, Aruvikkuzhy Falls in Pathanamthitta is one of the best waterfalls of Kerala. There are multiple streams ranging from 60 feet to 100 feet making way through the rocky landscape down the mountains. It will take you nearly 40 minutes to cover the distance of about 19 km. to reach the falls from Kottayam.
Best Time to Visit: October to February
Paluravi means ‘stream of milk’ in Malayalam. Falling from a height of around 300 feet, the journey to paluravi through the dense tropical forest is an experience to remember. The mist-clad hills and the green surroundings provide a perfect backdrop. The water cascading into a small pool is an ideal spot for swimming. You can also visit nearby attractions such as Thenmala Dam (11 km.) and Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary (31 km.)
Best Time to Visit: June to January
Browse through the Kerala tour packages and head to the splendid waterfalls in Kerala to indulge into the beauty of nature in God’s own country.