The forests of Western ghats are punctuated with large and small waterfalls that gurgle and splash down the mountain side. The wooded forests forests of Western ghats are hidden with cascading showers.
Kerala is a heaven for nature lovers. Abundant greenery ensures a continuing freshness for weary heart and soul. Along with the vast stretches of sea and river water, mountains and forests, the lakes and waterfalls of Kerala captivate the imagination of the incoming visitors. There are no less than 34 lakes in the state which can geographically be segregated into three categories. The first one is bordered by the sandbank and runs parallel to the riverbank. The second one has land on its front side while the third one runs almost perpendicular to the riverbank. Many of these lakes form excellent destinations for backwater trips in Kerala. The serenity of the lake water is tremendously calming. As opposed to this the thundering fall of waterfall (there are around 19 of them) seems to break the reverie in which the visitor has lost himself. Rushing down from a great height, the waterfall too present a breathtakingly picturesque beauty. It would not be wrong to state that the lakes and waterfalls of Kerala carry with them a magical quality that allures visitors at very first glance
The important waterfalls in Kerala are Athirapally, Vazhachal, Palaruvi & Tusharagiri
It is a 800 foot high waterfalls at the entrance of the Sholayar ranges and is a famous picnic spot for backpackers. The falls are very popular with tourists. Athirappally is located 78 kms from Kochi, located at the entrance to Sholayar ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot.
Affording to the onlookers, one of the most bewitching sights, Athirappally Falls is about 80ft. high and located in the forest area
Combined with the greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul. The Athirapally Falls join the Chalakkudy River after plummeting a drop of 80 feet
Vazhachal is a picturesque spot just a short drive from Athirapally and is adjacent to dense green forestland. Vazhachal is part of the Chalakkudy River
Both the waterfalls, their cool, misty waters cascading down in the backdrop of thick green forest and rocky terrain, are a scintillating experience to visitors
75 Kms away from Kollam on the Kollam-Shenkottai road near Aryankavu, is the Palaruvi waterfalls. There are frequent buses from Kollam to Aryankavu
There you can see ruins of ancient temples. The water is said to be medicated as it flows down from the forest and is said to be a preventive for many diseases
Snuggled cosily in the Western Ghats, are the gurgling waterfalls of Thusharagiri. Meaning the snow capped mountains; Thushargiri exhibits a unique kinship between the land and water. The three waterfalls on the backdrop of the Western Ghats provide an exhilarating and spellbinding sight to the visitor
The best roar of the waterfalls can be enjoyed from September to November. The waterfall with its gentle spray is sure to soothe every eye. The cascading waters of the waterfall slides past with surfy smiles
Two streams originating from the Western Ghats meet here to form the Chalippuzha River. The river diverges into three waterfalls creating a snowy spray, which gives the name, 'Thusharagiri'
Of the three, the highest waterfall is the Thenpara that falls from an altitude of 75 metres. Situated at Kodencherry in Kozhikode district, the plantation destination that abounds in rubber, arecanut, pepper, ginger and spices is also a trekker's delight