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Waterfalls in Kerala – Top 5 scintillating waterfalls in Kerala

By Janani - June 17, 2020
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From breathtaking backwater to rolling hills and majestic temples to picture-perfect landscapes that include scenic jungles, sweeping mountains and stunning waterfalls in solitude, Kerala is one of the best locations in India for nature enthusiasts to spend a holiday. Kerala is known for having copious sumptuous waterfalls. These scintillating waterfalls in Kerala are well-known picnic and excursion spots all around the year. These luscious waterfalls are a sight your eyes will never be tired of feasting upon.

5 Best Waterfalls in Kerala

Without any delay, let’s have a look at the list of best waterfalls in Kerala where you can chill, relax and rejuvenate yourself. 

Athirappilly Waterfalls

Athirappilly is the highest and the most popular waterfall in Kerala. It offers spectacular views of the Sholayar hills and also invokes a deep sense of wilderness. 

Athirappilly Waterfalls in Kerala
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Duration: Half day to a full day
Nearest City: 47 km from Thrissur
Best Time to Visit: September – January

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Meenmutty Waterfalls

Meenmutty is also one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Kerala. It cascades through multiple tiers from an altitude of 300 meters. This spectacular waterfall is situated right inside a forest. It is also the second-largest waterfall in the state. You will have to trek down the hill for about 3 kilometres, in order to reach this waterfall. 

Meenmutty Waterfalls in Kerala
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Duration: One full day 
Nearest City: 28 km from Kalpetta (Wayanad)
Best Time to Visit: Post Monsoons

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Thommankuthu Waterfalls

Thommankuthu Waterfalls in Kerala is a marvellous and mesmerizing seven-step waterfall cascading from an altitude of over 300 feet. The highlight of the waterfall is that it has a pool at each level. Trek the surroundings, soak in the water and enjoy your time amidst the tranquil Nature. 

Thommankuthu Waterfalls
Source: Google Images

Duration: One full day
Nearest City: 25 km from Idukki
Best Time to Visit: Post monsoon 

Note: There are no accommodation facilities around the Thommankuthu falls. You will have to hire a car either from Idukki or Munar (48 km) to visit this falls.

Palaruvi Waterfalls

Palaruvi means a stream of milk in Malayalam. The milky stream of this Palaruvi makes it a favourite picnic spot for tourists. The water pours into a pool that is well-suited for swimming. These falls are close to the main road and can be reached by a little walk from the road.

Palaruvi Waterfalls
Source: Google Images

Duration: One full day 
Nearest City: 72 km from Kollam but only 26 km from Tenkasi (Tamil Nadu)
Best Time to Visit: June to January

Vazhachaal Waterfalls

Number 5 on our list is this stunning waterfalls in Vazhachaal, Kerala. Situated very close to the Athirapally – Valparai road, this stream is a breathtakingly gorgeous that is home to many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna. It also offers rich panoramic views of the surroundings. Unlike the Athirapally Waterfalls, this falls flows through an inclined slope of more than 300 feet and then descends into a huge pool. It is very difficult and dangerous to step into the flow and so, it is advised to limit your trip to only enjoying the natural beauty of the falls, from a distance.

Vazhachal Waterfall
Source: Google Images

Duration: One Full day 
Nearest City: 7 km from Athirapally 
Best Time to Visit: September to January

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The very idea of spending your vacation next to these undisturbed waterfalls and the very thought of getting drenched in water is enough to captivate the mind and attention of almost everyone. Behold the waterfalls in Kerala which cascade down through rocks, giving a vision of true elegance and captivating beauty. Are you excited to witness the beauty of these splendid waterfalls in Kerala? Check-out some best-selling packages to Kerala; Plan a trip to Kerala with Pickyourtrail and indulge into the remarkable beauty of mother nature in God’s own country!

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