Kerala also called 'God's Own Country' is a nature lover's delight. It is covered in greenery all through the year and travellers visiting Kerala will feel like they have walked into the 'Garden of Eden'.
The ideal holiday this monsoon will be a trip to enjoy the rains with your loved ones and what better than travelling to some of the astonishing, stunning and beautiful waterfalls in Kerala. These majestic falls will leave you dazzled by their size and beauty.
These magnificent waterfalls are located in some of the most picturesque places and attract nature lovers, adventurers and tourists. Here is a small guide to the stunning waterfalls in Kerala.
One of the famous waterfalls in Kerala is the Adyanpara Falls, located in a village called Kurmbalangod. It is known for its scenic surroundings. The lush greenery that surrounds the colossal rocks from which the falls gush through is like a beautiful painting on canvas. Tourists can take a nice refreshing dip in the cool waters that get collected below the falls. It is also an ideal place to go with your family on a picnic.
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The Athirappily Waterfalls, which originates from the Chalakudy river, has its source in the Western Ghats and is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Kerala. This waterfall can be viewed from various spots. The best view is that of standing at the bottom of the falls and watching the water gushing down. Tourists come here to take in this magnificent view and also enjoy the beauty of nature that surrounds this region.
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One of the lesser known waterfalls in Kerala is the Charpa Falls, which is located on the highway that connects Kerala with Tamil Nadu. Although the falls fall from a height of mere 25 mt, what really attracts tourists here is how the turbulent water surges over the huge rocks here before falling. This waterfall has also been the site where a few movies like Dile Se, Guru and Iruvar have been shot.
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The Meenmutty Falls is the second largest waterfall in Kerala and is also one of the most beautiful waterfall in the region. The name of this fall in Malayalam means 'where fish are blocked' as the fishes in this region cannot swim further due to some reasons. What makes this fall an impressive one is that it falls from a height of 300 mt and breaks down into three tiers. Tourists are left awestruck by the beauty of this fall. The best time to see this fall in its full magnanimity is during the monsoon season.
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Located in the hills of Thenmala is the Palaruvi Waterfalls, which in Malayalam means 'stream of milk'. The foaming water and cool atmosphere pulls crowd towards this waterfall. Also being amidst nature, it paints a beautiful picture of this region. Tourists coming to Thenmala make sure that they visit this waterfall and enjoy the scenic view of its surroundings.
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Another famous waterfall in Kerala is the Perunthenaruvi Waterfall, which lies on the banks of Pamba river. The word Perunthenruvi in Malayalam means 'a great stream of honey'. What makes this waterfall breathtaking is the sight of water gushing down from a height of 100 ft and then flowing into a ravine. Tourists come here to enjoy the view and cool atmosphere that surrounds these falls.
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The Soochippara Waterfalls located in Kalpetta is another beautiful waterfall in Kerala and is also known as the Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. The name of this waterfall in Malayalam means 'needle rock'. The falls flow into the river Chaliyar and the place where it falls, a pool is formed where travelers can take a bath or opt for water sports activities such as rafting and swimming.
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The Thommankuthu Falls is another famous waterfall located in the Idukki district of Kerala. This waterfall is also known as the seven-step waterfall, as the water descends down seven steps, with each forming a small pool. The beauty of this fall lies in these steps. This fall is a major crowd puller as it has many activities to indulge in like; rock climbing, hiking, trekking, boating, fishing and horse riding.
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Another beautiful waterfall in Kerala is the Vazhachal Waterfall, which is located in the Sholayar ranges in the Athirappilly forest. This picturesque waterfall is also a home to a variety of wildlife. Tourists coming here are sure to not only enjoy the waterfall but also catch a glimpse of the wildlife that thrives in the surrounding forest.
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Another famous waterfall in Kerala is the Thoovanam Falls that is located in Devikulam. This stunning waterfall attracts nature lovers and photographers who come here to see the mighty cascades. It also attracts trekkers here as there is a trekking trail from Karimutti Forest Station to Thoovanam waterfalls. It is also an ideal place to head to for a picnic with your family.
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