Kerala is well known place for nature and related tourism. Today our state is becoming travellers favorite destination because of it’s natural landscaping and georaphical specifications. Life styles changed, working conditions, busy schedules, everything reached the peak and here men prefer a change and travelling suits the best to get rid of day today stress and helps mind to rejuvenate. We have a tremendous increase in the tourism sector recently. Tourists who pkan to visit Kerala will definitely visit the beautiful waterfalls in the state. It has located all over the north, south and in the center of the state. Waterfalls are the natural resource that helps the land be green. The scenic beauty that a waterfall creates inside each person’s mind is different. It sooths the human soul and feels perfect. People feel much relived. We have places near the falls encourages adventure tourism. There will be facilities for trekking, rock climbing, etc. The waterfalls which are familiar for a traveller in Kerala range from 100 feet to 200 feet. Let’s discuss some of them.
1 Athirappalli Falls:
The beautiful waterfall which is located in sholayar range. Athirappalli waterfall is the largest waterfall in Kerala. It is 63 km away from Thissur. The waterfalls are a part of the Chalakudi River. Here we can saw two hilarious nature landscaping through two waterfalls. It is Just 5 km apart, from this waterfall, there is Vazhachal waterfall on the edge of the Sholayar forest range. Numberless travellers are coming to enjoy the beauty each year. This land slides are picturused in many movies. It seems to be favourite waterfall of cinematographers.
2 Palaruvi Falls:
Palaruvi Falls is a waterfall located in Kollam district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the 32nd highest waterfall in India. Just like the name indicates the waterfall look like a stream of milk.With pure white, foamy streams gushing down from a height of 300 feet, these falls are a popular tourist spot on Kerala. The water of these falls are believed to have therapeutic properties, particularly since the pass through medicinals herbs and shrubs which can be found upstream. With awe-inspiring surroundings of the tropical forest and only the sound of the gushing water and chirping birds to keep you company, paradise is always close at hand there. The water course is from kallada river. Type of waterfall is Horsetail with one drop. It is 75 km away from Kollam and is one of most visited waterfalls in Kerala, especially by the local people, who come for picnics. The journey to the waterfall goes through the tropical forest which is great fun for the travelers as they see greenery throughout and reach this beauty in the end.
3 Aruvikuzh Falls:
Located in Aruvikkuzhi which is 18 km away from Kottayam which is the major regional town. The cascading beauty is around 100 feet in length and serves as a fantastic tourist place.The waterfall falls down 100 feet and in 5 steps. The waterfall can be reached easily by passing through the narrow pathways. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, which is also one of the best places to see in Kottayam district. The waterfall is at its best when it is sunny as the surroundings brightens up and add grace to the chattering sound of the water when it touches craggy rocks. A treat for both soul and eyes, the waterfall and its surrounding area is a birdwatchers paradise. The area around the waterfall is a perfect place for picnic. The waterfall is dry during the months of summer, but it starts splashing in the monsoon season. However, the best time to visit Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls is after the monsoon i.e between September and February. The St. Mary’s Church on top of the waterfall is very famous. The waterfall has rubber plants in the surrounding and is best for trekking.
4 Chethalayam Falls:
Chethalayam waterfalls, is in Sulthan Bathery, and it is one of Wayanad’s lesser known seasonal waterfalls. Chethalayam waterfalls is slowly gaining attention of visitors in Wayanad for its stunning view and pristine surroundings. The area around the falls has excellent trekking trails where one can find a lot of exotic flora and it is also a wonderful picnic spot.Chethalayam waterfall is a small compared to other water falls and it has crystal clear water but it is known as seasonal waterfall as it tend to dry up during summer
5 Meenmutti Falls:
This magnificent waterfall is situated 29 km away from Kalpetta, on the Ooty main road. This is the largest waterfall in Wayanad which fall 1000 feet in three steps and people say that it seem like and are 2 km away from trekking spot. The falls are located near the Neyyar Reservoir area. No transportation is available so visitors have to trek 2km through the dense forests to reach the falls. It is very beautiful fall with beautiful surroundings. The Kombaikani Falls lie 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) upstream of the Meenmutti Falls on the trek path to Agastyakoodam it is an added advantage on this place.
6 Meenavallam Falls:
Meenavallam waterfall is situated in Palakkad district. At a distance of 30 Kms from Palakkad & 77 Kms from Coimbatore, Meenvallam Waterfalls is a magnificent 5 step waterfall. The height of the waterfall varies from 20 feet to 25 feet at each step. Only two of the five steps of the falls are accessible. Swimming/bathing is possible at these falls. This place is about 8 km from Thuppanad Junction on Palakkad-Mannarkkad route. Thuppanad Junction is connected by frequent buses from Palakkad. Private vehicles can be hired from here to the falls. About 2 Kms trekking is required to reach these falls which includes crossing Thuppanad River. originates from the Thupannadu River which is a part from the Western Ghats.
7 Perunthenaruvi Falls:
The waterfalls on the Western Ghats of the Sahyadri Range. Perunthenaruvi waterfalls are situated in Erumely near Thiruvalla. The waterfall is comparatively short in height but is quite spread over a wide area. It is a beautiful scenic beauty which is surrounded by rocks on three sides. The fall joins the Padma River.It is known for their wide area, rather than their height. The stream later unites with the Pamba River. It is beautiful and dangerous at the same time. Waterfalls are 36 km (22 mi) from Pathanamthitta in Pathanamthitta District. It is a popular tourist destination situated in Vechoochira Panchayat of Ranni taluk. The one shore of this waterfall is Kudamurutty and Vechoochira is the other. The main route to this waterfall starts from Ranni – Athikkayam – Kudamurutty – Perunthenaruvi. It is a fine place to spend time with family in a very serene atmosphere.
8 Thusharagiri Falls:
A popular waterfall located in Kozhikode district, Kerala. It had a total height of 75 metres (246 ft). The main watercourse is Chalippuzha. The nearest railway station to this waterfall would ne the Kozhikode, which is 50 km away. The meaning of the word Thusharagiri is ‘snow covered with mountains’. It is called so as the whole area seems to be covered with snow. Two streams originating from the Western Ghats meet here to form the Chalippuzha River. The river diverges into three waterfalls creating a snowy spray, which gives the name, ‘Thusharagiri’. Of the three, the highest waterfall is the Thenpara that falls from an altitude of 75 metres (246 ft).
9 Soochipara Falls:
This waterfall is locally known as Soochiara but the real name goes as Sentinel Rock Waterfall. It called so as the water hits granites while falling. It is located 23 km from Kalpetta, in Wayanad. The pool below is good for tourist to swim. It is surrounded by deciduous, evergreen and montane forests. It posses a height of 200 meter. Sentinel Rock Waterfalls has views of a number of Wayanad’s tea estates. The Sentinel Rock fall offers a cliff face that is used for rock climbing. The water from Soochipara Falls and later joins Chulika River or popularly known as Chaliyar River after Velarimala Hills near Cherambadi (Tamil Nadu) in Kerala.
10 Keezharkuthu Falls:
It is 25 km away from Thodupuzha in Idukki. It looks like a rainbow waterfall which fall from 1500 meter rock. The forest nearby have medicinal plants. This is apt for camping, trekking, etc. Keezharkuthu waterfalls which is situated in Udumbannoor village in Idukki district is popularly known as Rainbow waterfalls. It is an ideal picnic spot and also a place for rock climbing, mountaineering, camping and trekking. The waterfall is located around 71 km away from Kottayam.