Sparkling beauty of the sceneries has always attracted tourists to explore the evergreen land, Kerala. The dense Western Ghats is dotted with spellbinding waterfalls. Many small streams join to make large rivers and flows through deep valleys, hills and cascade down the rocky terrains – a magnificent sight. The feel you get after the roar of gigantic falls is beyond words. The mesmerising beauty of the falls with all its glory makes you think you have landed in a dream destination. Spending hours watching the decorative glimpses of nature amidst the waterfalls will truly revitalise one’s soul and body. If you are planning your next vacation to Kerala, here are the most captivating waterfalls you should not miss.
Located 78kms from Kochi, seated on the pristine Chalakkudy River, Athirappally Waterfalls has made its presence prominent on the World Tourist Map, drawing thousands of tourists every year. Nicknamed as the ‘Niagara of India’, Athirappally lies on the gateway of Sholayar mountain ranges. Nature has bestowed its enthralling beauty on the falls. The gushing waters plummet from a height of 80 feet – an astonishing sight to cherish. Nearby the picturesque landscape is the Vazhachal Waterfalls discloses the finest beauties of nature at its best. While visiting Athirappally, the largest waterfall of Kerala, one should definitely drive to Vazhachal Falls and enjoy relaxing within the untamed nature. Both the destination houses diverse species of plants and wildlife. It is an ideal spot for trekkers, winds up the rocky terrains and adds thrill as the charming sights becomes more visible.
A perfect spot for picnickers located 18kms from Kottayam district. The glittering streams spurts along the thick rubber plantations, and the swishing voice of the waters gives a soothing feel. The sparkling water splashes down at a height of 100 feet – an amazing attraction for anyone. Besides collapsing of the huge falls from a height, there are many waterfalls rushing down the rocks, a magnetic attraction to the enrich the beautiful fantasy.
Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls are located on the Kochi- Madurai Highway, between Neriamangalam and Adimali. One of the attractive waterfalls of Kerala, Cheeyappara is at an altitude of 1000 feet and cascades down seven stages – it’s truly a magical sight to behold. The location is an idyllic trekker’s haven, offering a delightful spectacle of rich flora. The Valara falls which are enclosed by lush green forest, attract tourists to enjoy the picturesque location. It is really refreshing to dip in the crystal clear water and feel the eternal bliss. Early morning is a perfect time to explore the place: the gushing and gurgling sound of the streams, the cascading of the falls, and the pleasant sound of the birds are joyful moments to enjoy in the heavenly abode.
A small and peaceful waterfall located in a tiny hamlet, about 15kms from Malayattur. The pristine waters of River Mulamkuzhi flow through the village and confluences with the Periyar River and Perumthode. The river flows through ridges, valleys and drops down from the ranges, which offers a stunning sight for most visitors. Waterfalls of Venanbravady, Malayattur, presents an enchanting glimpse for those who visit Mulamkuzhi. The scenic falls is a favourite tourist attraction.
One of the spectacular natural allures, located 17kms from Thodupuzha in Idukki district. The waterfall is a major invite for visitors who yearn to soak in the beauties of nature and enjoy it to its fullest. It is famous for its seven-step cascades, offering adventure for visitors and a pleasant bath in the chill falls would be exotic. The destination provides jungle trek, one of the ultimate locations for trekkers to explore dense forests and sloppy routes.
Gather your closets friends and start saving for this trip of a lifetime. You will return with a much better outlook on life.