5 best waterfalls of Kerala you shouldn’t miss
Kerala has numerous majestic waterfalls. These scintillating cascades are famous tourism destinations round the year.
Athirappilly waterfalls in Thrissur is the largest falls in Kerala. Known as the Niagara Falls of India, this magical serenity is over 80 feet high. This perennial picnic spot lies on the entrance of Sholayar forests and is part of Chalakkudy river. Barely 5 km from here is the Vazhachal Waterfalls. It is famous not just for the beauty but for the endemic species found in the surrounding dense forests.
Soochipara Falls also known as Sentinel Rock waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall in Vellarimala in Wayanad district. It is surrounded by lush green forests. The Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is 656 feet high and offers a cliff face that is used for rock climbing. The water from Soochipara Falls later joins the Chaliyar River.
The stunning Palaruvi waterfalls is situated in the Kollam district. The lovely cascade, extending over 300 feet and aptly named 'the stream of milk', has been the summer getaway of the Travancore royalty since the 17th century. The tourism society, formed under the Forest department, has now set up safe bathing and boarding facilities near the waterfalls for tourists.
Meenmutty waterfalls situated in Wayanad district is a three-tiered waterfall with a height of 984 feet. The excitement of adventure tourism is what awaits the tourists visiting Meenmutty waterfalls. Make the most out of the trip by taking a visit to the Lion Safari Park and also Meenmutty camp. Meenmutty trekking is sure to gift you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. The view of the water flowing from the thickets, slowly down the rocks and at last touching the ground is an absolute treat to the eyes of the beholder. The waters at Meenmutty are crystal clear exposing the Quartz sand and rolling stones underneath them. Only the visitors with special approval from the forest department are allowed entry to the waterfalls.
Kumbhavurutty waterfall is a famous waterfalls situated in Kollam district near the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border. This waterfall is a part of river Achankovil. Near to the Konni forest, the waterfalls adds mesmerising beauty to the green scenery and the travellers can see wild animals also if lucky.