The state of Kerala that lies on the southwestern part of the country India is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The emerald backwaters making its winding way inland, exotic traditional houseboats floating along these backwaters, lush green forests, cool refreshing hill stations, the undulating tea gardens, rain fed rivers and streams, the towering Western Ghats, and the cascading falls make up the beauty of this state. In the state of Kerala falls are many in number and each one has exhibits a unique charm that will beckon you towards it.
These beauties of nature that gush down hills, crags, mountain sides will enchant you with their gushing milky white form and leave you speechless. The beauty as exhibited by these falls in Kerala adds to the pristine natural beauty that the state has been blessed with. The waterfalls of the state are mainly of two types i.e. the rain fed falls and those that cascade all year round. The long monsoon season of the state however ensures that all the falls around the state are gushing almost all year around.
The natural bounties make Kerala, God’s own Country the most visited destination in India. The mountainous region and highlands of Kerala have some spectacular waterfalls which are popular picnic spot for the nature lovers. While visiting Kerala one can explore the waterfalls mentioned below.
1Athirappilly water Falls in Kerala
Athirappally- This particular angel falls of the sate of Kerala is located in the Thrissur district of the state of Kerala. The Athirappally falls is located at an elevation of 120 meters and has a height of 25 meters. This fall is fed by the Chalakudy river that originates in the Anamudi mountains located in the Western Ghats. This falls cascades from three different points that originate almost at the same level. This fall is quite turbulent and has a quick current. One can get excellent views of the falls from the cliff adjacent. The wildlife that one can see around this is also great, one may catch glimpse of the Great Hornbill, Asiatic elephants, lion tailed macaque, sambar, bison, tigers and even lions if lucky.
2Perunthenaruvi water falls in Kerala
3Adyanpara Falls in Kerala
4Alakapuri Falls in Kerala
5Ananthoni Falls in Kerala
6Aruvikkuzhi, Pathanamthitta in Kerala
7Aruvikkuzhi,Kottayam in Kerala
Aruvikkuzhi- the journey that one needs to take to see this cataract leads you through mud lanes and rubber plantations of Kumarakom. This is located at a distance of about 18 kilometers from the town of Kottayam and about 2 kilometers from Kumarakom. The astounding height of 100 feet that this fall cascades from creates a charm that will leave you with your mouths wide open in awe.
8Attukal Falls in Kerala
Attukal is a spectacular place located in between Munnar and Pallivasal; the beautiful waterfalls located here are feast to the eyes. It is also ideal for the trekkers.
9Chellarkovil Falls in Kerala
10Cheeyappara Falls in Kerala
The Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls are a major haunt for the tourist as these waterfalls falls down in seven steps creating an astounding sight. These are located in between Narimangalam and Adimali.
11Chethalayam Falls Wayanad in Kerala
12Kaalakkayam Falls in Kerala
13Keezharkuth Falls in Kerala
14Madatharuvi Falls in Kerala
15Mankayam Falls in Kerala
16Meenmutty in Kerala
17Mulamkuzhi in Kerala
Mulamkuzhi village is located a distance of 15 kilometers from Malayattur. The River Mulamkuzhi and the waterfalls of Venanbravady near Malayattur make it a favorite picnic spot for the nature lovers. One can also explore the confluence of confluence of the rivers Periyar and Perumthode.
18Muniyara Falls in Kerala
19Nyayamkad Falls in Kerala
Nyayamkad is a breathtaking site of waterfalls located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Munnar. Cascading down from a height of 1600 meters the waters of the falls create a breathtakingly beautiful sight.
20Palaruvi Falls in Kerala
Palaruvi- cascading from an astounding height of nearly 300 feet this angelfall goes by many names such as the “white horses tail”, “stream of milk” etc. The name Palaruvi translates directly to Stream of milk and it is owed to the milky white color the falls takes on as it plunges down from nearly 300 feet above. The “white horses tail” is a title given to it for fall is narrow at the top and gradually thickens as it reaches the bottom creating a small pool. This is located in the Kollam district in a place called Thenmala.
21Peringalkuthu in Kerala
22Perunthenaruvi Falls in Kerala
23Pindimed Falls in Kerala
24Soochipara Falls in Kerala
25Thenpara Falls in Kerala
26Thommankuthu Falls in Kerala
27Thusharagiri Falls in Kerala
Thusharagiri is 50kms away from Kozhikode; the tribal village and the natural bounties make it a popular destination in Calicut. Two streams originated from the Western Ghats form the River Challipuzha which deviates into three waterfalls. Trekking 5 kilometers to the up stream one can reach the origin of the streams. The highest waterfall is Thenpara which cascades down 75 meters.
28Valara Falls in Kerala
29Vazhachal Falls in Kerala
30Seetharkundu Waterfalls in Kerala
31Palakapandi Water Falls in Kerala
Power House Waterfall is also a worth viewing site 18 kms away from Munnar. The western mountain range and its green beauty add beauty to the entire setting of the waterfalls.
Kesari and Maramala waterfalls are located in Kottayam district of Kerala.The Kesari waterfalls are also known as Valanjamkanam falls located in spectacular setting of Kuttikanam and Murinjapuzha. Trekking to Kuttikanan one can explore the vast bounties of nature.
Maramala Waterfall is about 7 kilometers from Teekoy rubber Estate. One has to drive 5 kilometers road distance to reach this waterfall. The path is rocky. The waters fall down to the pool and meet the River Teekoy.
Dhoni is a scenic spot of nature enriched by the Dhoni hills, waterfalls and greeneries. It is about 15 kilometers away from Palakkad. Meenvallam waterfalls attract the adventurous trekkers; it is 8 kilometers from Thuppanad junction. The height of the waterfalls is about 20 to 25 feet. One can reach the two steps of the waterfalls and the other eight waterfalls are unreachable. One can drive from Koomankund junction and has to trek 1.5 km by crossing the river Thuppanad.
More great destinations can be found in the Explore India page.