The riveting beauty of the state of Kerala is what gave it the title “God’s Own Country”. The region is very charming, filled with forests, lakes, and waterfalls. Water streams consolidate to form cascading waterfalls in Kerala, something that is rather attractive about the place. To add to this is the wonderful rainstorm season which ensures you witness the magnificent falls in their full display.
Aside from waterfalls, a rich combination of widely varied vegetation and the marvelous picturesque magnificence offers a bizarre encounter near the core of nature.
There are around 27 cascades in Kerala, and you ought to visit some of them to partake in the lovely environment away from the bustling city life. Read for some famous waterfalls in Kerala.
The Athirappilly Waterfalls are the biggest and one of the most famous in Kerala. Located about 73 km from the city of Kochi, at the entrance to the Sholayar hill range, away from the buzz of city life and quite spectacular in its own right, giving the viewer a sense of peace and calm as it falls from a great height of 80 feet, thus making it the highest waterfall in Kerala. The Athirapally Falls are also the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala.
It is formed over the Chalakudy River. They resemble the Niagara Falls in New York, USA. The forest surrounding it has a wide variety of wildlife.
The Bollywood movie “Raavan” offers some remarkable views of the Attirapally waterfalls. It is ideal for a one-day trip. The best time to visit this waterfall is from September to January.
Nearest city: There are two cities nearest to the Athirappilly Waterfalls—Thrissur at 47 km and Kochi at 70 km.
How to reach: From Chalakkudy at 30 km away, or Thrissur, you can take a train.
The Keezharkuthu Waterfalls is a popular tourist destination. It is also called “Rainbow Waterfalls”. It falls from a height of more than 1,500 m, thus making it the perfect spot for rock climbing and mountaineering.
They are situated in a deep forest; you can trek the entire way, if you’re adventurous enough! No wonder it in one of the most famous waterfalls in the state of Kerala!
A trip to the Keezharkuthu Waterfalls is ideally for one day. It can be visited at any time of the year.
Nearest city: Idukki is the city that is nearest to the Keezharkuthu Waterfalls, about 30 km away.
How to reach: From Idukki, you can travel by bus to Udambannoor, then travel 6 km by jeep or auto, then at last, trek 2 km.
If you want to picnic with your partner or family near a waterfall, the Vazhachal should be your first choice. It is located only 5 km from the location of the Attirapally Waterfalls. It is surrounded by dense forests and on its rocky terrain runs the Chalakkudy River in three branches that form small islands in the forest.
The climate here is hot and humid, so thick clothing would not be suitable to wear for this place. And since the water falls from a great height of 300 feet, you get to go mountain climbing!
What the Vazhachal Falls are famous for is the endemic creatures that you can find in its forests. Four species of endangered hornbill species have been found here; you can also spot many wide varieties of rare bird species.
Nearest city: Thrissur is the city that is nearest to the Vazhachal Waterfalls, about 60 km away.
How to reach: You can take a bus or a cab from Athirapally or Kochi.
The Soochipara Waterfalls – or also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls – are also a very attractive spot for trekking. Visitors need to trek downwards for 2 km to reach the waterfall through a slippery and rocky path. They are among the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala.
This waterfall is three-tiered and cascades down into a pool, where people bathe and swim. This place is also great for rock climbing. Surrounding it is a lush green forest, hence best for some peace, away from the hustle and bustle of regular life.
Visiting Soochipara Waterfalls is ideal as a one-day trip. The perfect time for visiting is from June to October. From here, you can some great views of tea estates in Wayanad.
Nearest city: Kalpetta is the city that is nearest to the Soochipara Waterfalls, about 23 km away.
How to reach: You can take a bus or a cab from Wayanad and then trek 2 km.
These are some of the most famous waterfalls in Kerala that will fascinate you and give you memories for life. Do not forget to take a camera along with you on this trip to southern India and take lots of pictures of the scenery to take back with you! Book your flights from LAX to TRV now, only with Indian Eagle!