Meenmutty are amongst the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala

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The land of Kerala has ample of forests, lakes and waterfalls. Water streams merge together to form luscious waterfalls in Kerala, which attract dozens of people. To add to this is the pleasant monsoon season which makes sure you witness the majestic falls in their full might.

Without any delay, we would like to take you through the list of the best waterfalls in Kerala where you could chill, splash and unwind:

15 Best Waterfalls In Kerala

Here is the list of the most famous waterfalls in Kerala that you should visit on your vacation. Keep scrolling down and read along to know more about these stunning waterfalls!

1. Athirappilly Waterfalls

The majestic sight of the highest and one the most popular waterfalls in Kerala

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Remember the falls in the movie Ravan? These offers spectacular views of the Sholayar hills as it is the highest waterfall in Kerala. The sound of the water plunging down will be music to your ears, and the sight would invoke a deep sense of wilderness in you because nowhere else would you see something as beautiful as this.

Ideal Trip Duration: Half Day to Full Day
Nearest City: Thrissur(47kms) and Kochi (70 Kms)
Best Time To Visit: September to January

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2. Meenmutty Waterfalls

Meenmutty are amongst the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala

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One of the most gorgeous waterfalls in the state is Meenmutty. Cascading down through multiple tiers from a height of about 300 meters, it is a spectacular fall situated inside the forest. It is the second largest waterfall in Kerala. The falls can be reached by trekking down the hill for about 3 Kms through a rocky terrain.

Ideal Trip Duration: One day trip
Nearest City: 28kms from Kalpetta (Wayanad)
Best Time To Visit: Post Monsoons
Travel Tip: Hiring a private vehicle from Kalpetta or Meppadi is a good option.

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3. Thommankuthu Waterfalls

Thommankuthu is a famous waterfalls in Kerala known for its topography

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A seven-step scenic brook, making the entire valley look beautiful, is amongst the best waterfalls in Kerala and a mesmerizing place to spend some time amidst the tranquil nature. Trekking into the surrounding picturesque hills is another popular activity at this place.

Ideal Trip Duration: One day trip
Nearest City: 25 Kms from Idukki and 48 Kms from Munnar
Best Time To Visit: Monsoons are beautiful, but stay away from the fall. Post monsoon is preferred too.
Travel Tip: This place is connected by bus from Munnar and Thodupuzha. There are no accommodation facilities available near the falls.

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4. Palaruvi Waterfalls

The milky stream of Palaruvi is the best waterfall in Kerala serving as a natural pool for tourists

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It is one of the most beautiful and 40th highest waterfall in India. The word Palaruvi means stream of milk in Malayalam. It is a favourite picnic spot for visitors from all over south India. The water falls into a small pool which is ideal for swimming. You have to trek through dense forests to reach the waterfall and the experience is definitely memorable.

Ideal Trip Duration: 1 day trip
Nearest City: 72 kms from Kollam
Best Time To Visit: June to January

Travel Tip: Thenmala Dam is about 11 Kms from Palaruvi Waterfalls and can be visited together.
Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary is about 31 Kms from Palaruvi Waterfalls and can be visited together.

5. Keezharkuthu waterfalls

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One of the most popular waterfalls in kerala, also known as the rainbow waterfalls at Keezharkuthu waterfalls, are extremely beautiful. The water cascades down a rock from a height of about 1500 m. It is an ideal place for rock climbing & mountaineering. The falls are located in deep forest and can be reached by trekking through the forests for over 2 Kms.

Ideal Trip Duration: One day trip
Nearest City: 30kms from Idukki
Best Time To Visit: This place is good to visit throughout the year.

Travel Tip: Nearest town to the falls is Udambannoor, which is connected by Bus with Idukku, Munnar and Thodupuzha.
PS: Ask locals to guide you the way

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6. Vazhachaal Waterfalls

Water streaming down the beautiful falls of Vazhachaal in Kerala

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Number six on our list of beautiful Kerala waterfalls is Vazhachaal. This stream is a breathtakingly gorgeous, situated very close to Athirapally – Valparai road, close to dense green forests that are home to many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna.

Ideal Trip Duration: one day trip
Nearest City: 7 Kms from Athirapally & 75 Kms from Kochi
Best Time To Visit: September to January

Travel Tip: This is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen.

7. Chethalayam Waterfalls

Tourists enjoying at the popular waterfalls of Chethalayam

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This is one of the smallest and seasonal yet most famous waterfalls in Kerala, popular amongst trekkers. One has to trek for about 4 Kms from Kidangand to reach the falls. Though it tends to dry up during summer, it is a lovely place to visit and trekking enthusiasts will have an enjoyable time climbing up the rocks to the waterfall.

Ideal Trip Duration: One day trip
Nearest City: 37 kms from Kalpetta
Best Time To Visit: Post monsoon season is the best time to visit the falls

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8. Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls

The beautiful Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls in Kerala

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Perunthenaruvi is amongst the most wonderful Kerala waterfalls formed on Pampa River, a favourite spot for both domestic and foreign tourists. The Perunthnaruvi means ‘The Honey Stream’. This water flows down a rocky bed and falls into a pool through multiple streams from a height ranging from 60 to 100 feet. This is a wonderful place to spend few hours swimming and playing in the water and enjoying the spectacular views.

Ideal Trip Duration: one day trip
Nearest City: 26 Kms from Pathanamthitta and Thiruvalla, about 44 km
Best Time To Visit: March to August
Travel Tip: Perunthenaruvi waterfalls can be accessed via Vadasserikkara & Perunad. It is connected by bus service with Pathanamthitta.

9. Power House Waterfalls

The beautiful streams of Power house waterfalls in Kerala are a must visit post the monsoon season

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Power house is amongst the famous waterfalls in Kerala. The spot is enriched with the scenic western mountain ranges, and is an ideal place for a break on the way to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady. The stream is said to be originated from scenic & sacred Devikulam Hills. It is possible to reach the bottom of the falls by trekking down the hills. Swimming in the pool at bottom of the falls is a memorable experience.

Ideal Trip Duration: One day trip
Nearest City: 18kms from Munnar
Best Time To Visit: Post monsoon season

10. Sentinel Rock Waterfalls

The picturesque views of Sentinel rock waterfalls

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Also known as the Soochipara Waterfalls, one of the most attractive falls in the district, the water hits the sharp spikes of granite at the base. This place is also an exciting trekking destination. Visitors have to trek down for about 2 Kms to reach the falls from the road point through slippery and rocky path.

Ideal Trip Duration: One day trip
Nearest City: 23 Kms from Kalpetta
Best Time To Visit: June to October

11. Thusharagiri Waterfall

Water Kerala Kozhikode Thusharagiri Waterfall

Thusharagiri Falls is a mesmerizing waterfall located at a distance of 32 kilometers from Kalpetta, amidst the enticing Malabar region. This waterfall is also amongst the best places to visit in Kozhikode. The word Thusharagiri means ‘snow capped mountains’. Chalippuzha River diverges into three stunning waterfalls which looks like a snowy spray, giving the name Thusharagiri. You can also take small treks here and witness the enticing beauty of Malabar. 

Ideal Trip Duration: 2 hours
Nearest City: Kalpetta
Best Time To Visit: Monsoon

12. Meenvallam Waterfall

Meenvallam Waterfalls

Meenvallam waterfall is an alluring 5 step waterfall that is located near Karimba town in Palakkad district of Kerala. You can access the first two steps of the waterfall for swimming and bathing. The other three steps can not be reached and each step varies with a height of 20 to 25 feet. Due to its proximity to Thuppanad Junction, the place is frequently visited by travelers and locals.  

Ideal Trip Duration: 1.5 hours
Nearest City: Palakkad
Best Time To Visit: June to November

13. Thoovanam Waterfall

Thoovanam Falls In Devikulam

Thoovanam waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls in Kerala India that is located inside Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, an area known for its vibrant flora and fauna. This waterfall is frequently visited by travelers staying in Munnar for a vacation. This waterfall forms by Pambar River which creates a majestic view for nature-lovers. Do plan a visit to this waterfall on your way to Munnar to witness the unforgettable beauty of Kerala. 

Ideal Trip Duration: 3 hours
Nearest City: Munnar
Best Time To Visit: Monsoon

14. Lakkam Waterfall

A view of the beautiful Lakkam waterfalls in Munnar

Lakkam waterfall is another popular falls near Munnar that is known for its astounding beauty. Located amidst the dense forest, water falls from a height of 50 feet and gets collected into a small pool at the bottom, giving you an opportunity to revive in the cold mineral waters of this waterfall. 

Ideal Trip Duration: 2.5 hours
Nearest City: Munnar
Best Time To Visit: July to August

15. Nyayamakad Waterfall

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Nyayamakad waterfalls is amongst the highest cascading falls in Kerala India. Located in proximity to Eravikulam National Park, Nyayamakad falls is quite popular amongst tourists. Water drops from an altitude of 1500 meters and gets collected into a big pool making a beautiful escape for nature lovers. You will see numerous adventurers here taking a trek or indulging in water sports activities. 

Ideal Trip Duration: 3 hours
Nearest City: Munnar
Best Time To Visit: Monsoon

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many waterfalls are there in Kerala?

There are 27 stunning waterfalls in Kerala. Waterfalls in Kerala are known enticing travelers from across the world with its mesmerizing beauty.

Which is the largest waterfall in Kerala?

Athirappilly Falls in Thekkady is the largest waterfall in Kerala. It stands tall at nearly 80 feet amidst the lush green ambiance of Western Ghats.

Which waterfall is shown in Bahubali?

Athirapally Falls, the largest waterfall in Kerala is shown in the movie Bahubali.

Can we swim in Athirappilly Falls?

You can swim, bath or splash in the river, but swimming in the waterfall won’t be very safe because of its strong currents. Athirapally Falls is a great place for a family picnic or to cool off in the cold water with friends.

When should we visit Athirapally WaterFalls?

Athirapally waterfall never dries up and can be visited all throughout the year. But the waterfall appears in its full glory during monsoons, which turns it into a spectacular view. So the best time to visit is between September and January.

How many waterfalls are there in Thekkady?

Suruli Falls, Suranganur Waterfalls, Thommankuthu Waterfalls, Marmala Waterfalls, Athirappilly Waterfalls, and Palaruvi Waterfalls are the 6 splendid waterfalls in Thekkady.

What’s unique about Thommankuthu Waterfalls?

The Thommankuthu waterfall is not just one single fall but comprises of a series of 12 falls which merge together over a distance of 5kms.

What is the entry fee for Thommankuthu Waterfalls?

An entry fee to the famous Thommankuthu Waterfalls is Rs. 30.

Can we visit Palaruvi Waterfalls all round the year?

Palaruvi Waterfall is a seasonal waterfall that comes to its fullest form after the monsoon. But you can still visit the place in other seasons as well as environs of the Palaruvi Waterfall is an excellent place for trekking.

Does visiting Keezharkuthu waterfall require any permit?

In order to visit the Keezharkuthu waterfall, you will need to get prior permission from the Forest Department.

Which time of the day would be best to visit Thusharagiri Waterfall?

Morning is the best time to visit this magnificent waterfall as there is fewer crowd which gives you a lot to explore safely trek on the higher cliffs.

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