Kerala, the small evergreen state in India is blessed with dense forest area that are nurtured with small, medium and large water streams that will eventually merged to form luscious waterfalls. These sceneries are really beautiful enough to make us sit and enjoy for hours, just by looking at their beauty. This feel cannot be explained in mere words, it should be felt at heart.
Some of the famous waterfalls in Kerala are:
1. Athirapally Waterfalls
The Athirapally waterfall is known as the Niagara of Kerala, it has a star quality from all the famous movies made in this ecstatic beauty. Situated in the Chalakudy River which is extended about 145 kilometres from Western Ghats, in Thrissur district at a height of 80feet. There are few other smaller waterfalls near Athirapally, Vazhachal falls located about 3kms from here and Charpa falls located between the Vazhachal forests. Athirapally is an evergreen dynamic celebrity starring in major motion pictures, giving you a romantic celebrity touch along your visit.
Located 45 kilometres from Thrissur, this is the highest waterfall in Kerala. This angelic beauty will definitely leave a heavenly feeling in your hearts. Seeing such a beauty, for sure, you will remember the creativity and the power of our creator, the painter of such an epic natural painting with water in the background of the beauty of forest. Athirapally is the main location for film shooting as well. Here, the flowing water down through the Sholayar ranges eventually joins with the Chalakkudy Lake.
2. Meenmutty Waterfalls
This is one of the wonderful waterfalls which is located in Wayanad district. In order to catch the scenic beauty of this waterfall, one could get an extra joy of a 2 kilometres trekking too.
3. Chinnakanal Waterfalls
Chinnakanal is near Munnar town and has a waterfall popularly known as Power House Waterfalls which descends from a steep rock 2000 m above sea level. The scenic beauty of Western Ghats ranges can be enjoyed from here.
4. Cheeyappara waterfalls
This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala, which is located on the Cochin-Madurai highway. The major activities of the tourists who are visiting this waterfall are trekking and picnicking. The speedy flow of water and its smooth sprays at regular intervals will make your mind calm and will definitely rejuvenate your inner mind.
5. Palaruvi Waterfalls
This waterfall is also known as “the stream of milk”. This gorgeous waterfall is located in Kollam district. Palaruvi is the 40th highest waterfall in India. Every year, especially in the monsoon season, thousands of tourists are visiting this place to enjoy the beauty of nature at its best. The peculiarity of this waterfall is its misty white colour, thus it got the name Palaruvi or the stream of milk.
6. Thommankuthu Waterfalls
This waterfall is located near the place Thodupuzha. This is well-known as a seven step scenic waterfall. Here, each of the seven steps in the waterfall is succeeded by a pool like water body, which will make the entire waterfall look much beautiful, which cannot be explained with words. Unlike other waterfalls, this one is gifted with a large variety of flora and fauna.
7. Thusharagiri Waterfalls
This waterfall is located at a distance of 50 kilometres from Calicut city. The word meaning of Thusharagiri is “snowy peak” or “snow capped mountains”. Looking at these waterfalls will make us feel like water or snow is spraying down from the Western Ghats. By trekking a 5 kilometres up the hill will give you an opportunity to see the origin of this waterfall.