Taste the sweet, nutritious waters of Siruvani
Quenching the thirst of Coimbatore since decades, the waterfalls of Siruvani is famous for its sweetness. The water is said to be rich in minerals and nutrients. It is believed that the rich vegetation in the area have contributed to its sweetness.
Siruvani Waterfalls is a growing tourist destination in Palakkad. It lies close to the Siruvani Dam site and is located 36 km west of Coimbatore. The dam site is located about 29 km away from Mannarkkad.
The Siruvani reservoir is the major source of water for irrigating the rice fields in the place. It was built by the Tamil Nadu government. The dam is named after the waterfalls.
Siruvani is surrounded by dark and dense forests with unbeaten paths. You may get lost in the woods if you go unguided. The forest department have enabled strict security in the place.
The tourists are not allowed to visit the falls after 5 pm and all visitors will be evacuated before it gets dark. The Siruvani forest is part of the Kalldikodan hill ranges of Palakkad.
The forest department have preserved the natural habitat very well protecting the wide variety of wildlife here. The cold waters of Siruvani river flowing through the rocks and rich vegetation are a real feast to the eyes. The vehicles could go through the woods and waters and the forest department have also arranged enough facilities for those who wish to go trekking.
The most attracting feature about Siruvani is that visitors could enjoy both jungle safari and trekking together. A safari to Keralamedu would be the best choice to perfectly explore the beauty of Siruvani.
The site is managed by Mannarkkad Eco-tourism. Butterflies, bird chirpings, fresh breeze, what more will you wish for. The visiting time is 9 AM to 3 PM.
There are buses connecting Siruvani Dam and Coimbatore town, if going by road. Mannarkkad is the nearest town. From Palakkad bus station, Mannarkkad is 38 km away. While, the Palakkad railway station is 47 km away and Coimbatore International Airport is 41 km away.
The ticket fare is Rs 30 for an adult, Rs 10 for children and Rs 150 for foreigners. Additional charges are levied for availing vehicle, guide and for using camera. You may contact the forest divisional office at Mannarkkad for more queries www.forest.kerala.gov.in