A worthwhile visit to Palakkad's Dhoni
Located about 9 km away from Palakkad town, Dhoni village is famous for its enchanting forests, misty mountains and refreshing waterfalls. The reserve forests could be reached after a three-hour-trek from the base of Dhoni hills. Exquisitely beautiful view awaits the trekkers from there.
The forests house a rare variety of flora and fauna. Also there are elephants, deer, tiger among others. It is a less known yet must-watch paradise in Kerala.
The place is calm and enlivening. Though the mountain trekking is a bit arduous, once you reach the top, the surroundings will surely make you forget yourself.
The Dhoni waterfalls is small yet always rich with water especially after the monsoon rains. It would be the best time to visit the place. It is slowly becoming a sought-after picnic spot in Palakkad. The trekking enthusiasts have started coming in large numbers recently.
Inside the forests, you will find tree huts, inside which you may climb and take photographs. The atmosphere is always filled with fresh breeze yet the surroundings provide a warmth.
Those who wish to enjoy a trekking experience can connect to the Forest Department in the area. The Kerala Forest Department provides trekking programme with added visits to nearby waterfalls like Sapal, Maampuzha and Meenvallam.
A day spent here with family is sure to gift you with unforgettable memories which anyone would wish to relish. It would just take a day to go around the place and the authorities charge a minimal fee of Rs 100 for the trekking which would be worthwhile. It is open from 9 AM to 3 PM.
The nearest railway station to Dhoni village is Palakkad Junction, just 12 km away from Dhoni road. While the nearest airports are Coimbatore International Airport, 78 km away and Calicut International Airport which is 101 km away.
For travel queries www.forest.kerala.gov.in