A trip to Paloor Kotta, where Tippu Sulthan once sought asylum
I visited the Paloor Kotta waterfall recently. Even though I have visited tourist spots in Idukki and Wayanad, I have never been to the waterfall which is 12km away from my house until now.
When visited, it felt like I should have come earlier.
This beautiful waterfall is situated in a village called Kadungapuram near Perinthalammanna in Malappuram district. When you hear the name Paloor Kotta, it might feel like a king’s palace but it is actually a fort made by nature itself in all its beauty.
There is a story behind the name Paloor Kotta. Tippu Sulthan had once sought asylum here from enemies while on his way from Palakkad to Malabar.
A view from above the waterfall gave faraway sights which helped to know about enemy’s approach. Also the enemies were not able to climb to the origin point of the waterfall.
But today, only the waterfall remain here as a remnant of the glorious past.
This place would attract anyone who loves nature. Different types of butterflies, birds and plant can be seen here. It is one of the most sought out spot for nature photographers.
The waterfall which attains the peak of its beauty during monsoons, narrows by November. The waterfall which originates from a pond like water source falls to a depth of 36 feet. After flowing through a flat terrain it again falls to a 12 feet depth and then to a small canal.
The waterfall is situated 5km from Kadungapuram.