Trekking in Thoovanam waterfalls to resume after short hiatus over mishap

Thoovanam waterfalls

Marayoor: Kerala Tourism department has decided to allow trekking inThoovanam waterfalls which had been closed in view of safety concerns. The visitors will be allowed to relish a trip to the waterfalls inside Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary from Monday.

The trekking to the waterfalls was temporarily stopped when a Tamil Nadu native tourist drowned here on December 31.

Thoovanam trekking
The trekking to Thoovanam begins from Alampatti in Marayoor- Udumalai interstate road. The three kilometre long trekking proceeds through the banks of Pambar river lying in the dense forest. The trekkers will also accompany visitors to ensure safety. The entry ticket will cost Rs 300 per person.

Authorities ensure more safety
Two swimming experts were appointed as life guards here. They are provided with safety jackets and necessary equipment to perform their duty.

New wooden bridges were constructed to cross two streams during the trekking. Facilities to make announcements were set up along with installation of sign boards and warning boards in many places.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Assistant warden Nithin Lal informed that the trekkers will be provided with training under the Fire and Rescue officials soon.

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