Kerala, fondly called as “God’s own country”, is blessed with some breathtaking waterfalls that have always been in the good books of the travellers.
If you ever wonder what heaven would look like, just visit Kerala and you will get your answer. With the magnificent natural beauty, mouth-watering cuisines and amazing local people, Kerala seems no less than a paradise for its travellers. Along with the picturesque landscapes, magnificent mountains, cascading rivers and lush green forests, this state is also home to a number of charming waterfalls that you simply cannot afford to miss.
Athirapally Waterfalls: The largest waterfall in Kerala, Athirapally Waterfalls is one of the major tourist attractions in the entire state. Located in Thrissur district, it offers you a breathtaking view of the Sholayar hills and hypnotic sound of its stream. Also, the surrounding lush green forests, abundant wildlife (such as bison, tigers, elephants, deer, leopards etc.) and various adventure activities make it a must-visit destination.
Vazhachal Waterfalls: Another gorgeous waterfall in Kerala, Vazhachal Waterfalls is located at just a near distance from Athirapally. It requires a short drive through the Vazhachaal forest to reach this fall. The route is also very interesting as you’ll get to enjoy its flora and fauna, green plantations and calm atmosphere. And when you finally reach there, be ready to get lost amidst the majestic beauty of it. With natural pools and rocks, this waterfall looks absolutely incredible.
Meenmutty Waterfalls: If you love adventure in the lap of nature, then this is an ideal destination for you. It requires a 3 km trek through the green forest and a rocky terrain to reach Meenmutty Waterfalls. Falling from a height of 300 meters, this fall offers you an amazing view of the surrounding places (including BanasuraSagar Dam). The foamy stream, green background and heavenly ambience will definitely leave you enthralled. It looks breathtakingly awesome and unique in the monsoon season.
Thommankuthu Waterfalls: Thommankuthu Waterfalls is one such place that will fill your heart with a lot of joy and excitement. Located at a distance of 25 km from Idukki, these seven tiers cascading fall is blessed with stunning natural beauty. While the views from the waterfall will leave you in an awe, you can also enjoy several activities like bird-watching, boating or trekking in the surrounding hills.
Palaruvi Waterfalls: Located in Kollam district, Palaruvi Waterfalls is a popular picnic spot among the Malayalis. As the name (Palaruvi means ‘milk’ in Malayalam language) suggests, this fall looks exactly like a stream of milk flowing in the forest. Also, you have to trek through the forests and rivers to reach this place. Visit the nearby places Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary and Thenmala Dam if you are at Palaruvi.
Thoovanam, Perunthanaruvi, Chethalayam, Soochipara, Valara etc. are some other must-visit waterfalls in Kerala.