7 Splendid Waterfalls near Munnar

Popularly known as the ‘Kashmir of the South’, Munnar is a fascinating hill station in Kerala perched at an altitude ranging from 5000 to 8000 feet on the Kannan Devan Hills. It is one of the popular Honeymoon destinations in India. Covering an area of nearly 557 sq.km, Munnar is known for its picturesque environment, lush green vegetation and scenic panoramic vistas. Besides, the picturesque hill station is also dotted with so many scenic waterfalls, further accentuates its charm. Surrounded by dense forests and lush green tea plantations, these waterfalls offer peace and solitude away from the hustle-bustle of the city as part of Kerala Tour Packages.

Here is the list of some enchanting waterfalls near Munnar.

Nyayamakad Waterfalls

Placed on Munnar – Udamalpet road, Nyayamakad is a breathtaking waterfall in Munnar that can be visited as part of Munnar Tour Packages. Surrounded by dense forest, this gigantic waterfall cascades down from a height of about 1600 m in several steps. The water is collected into a big pool at the bottom which is great place to spend some time. Nyayamakad waterfall is close to the Rajamalai entrance and can be visited along with Rajamalai / Eravikulam National Park.  The area around the waterfall is a perfect spot for those who love adventure and want to have a trekking experience. The best time to visit this waterfall is post monsoon season between October and December.

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Attukal Waterfall

Attukad or Attukal Waterfalls is a gorgeous waterfall situated in Munnar, Kerala. Located on Munnar – Pallivasal Road, it is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala, and among the top places to visit in Munnar. Set amidst undulating terrains and dense jungles, it is a white stream of water slanting down the rocky hills into a pool at the bottom. This pristine waterfall is a charming spot frequented by tourists as well as locals while holidaying in Munnar. The sight of the milky waters of the falls that cascade down the mountain top and rolling hills all around is something that you can never delete from your memories. This is the perfect place for those who want to relax and spend some quality time away from the noise and pollution of city life. Besides its natural splendor, the Attukal waterfall in Munnar is also an ideal spot for some of the adventurous activities like hiking and trekking.

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Valara Waterfalls

Considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala as well as Munnar, Valara Waterfalls is located between Adimali and Neriamangalam on Munnar – Kochi highway (NH49), near Cheeyappara Waterfalls. Surrounded by thick green forest, the falls is one of the best tourist places in Munnar. It features a chain of several waterfalls falling from a height of about 1000 feet which provide magnificent view that lures huge number of tourists in monsoon and post monsoon seasons. Also, the surroundings Valara falls are good for trekking. Besides, one can also spot Thottiyar Hydroelectric Project of Kerala Electricity Board located nearby.

Pallivasal Falls

Formed over Muthirappuzhayar River, Pallivasal Waterfalls is an enthralling waterfall situated near the Pallivasal Powerhouse in Munnar, among the most popular hill stations in South India. Also Known as Pallivasal Powerhouse Falls, it is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Munnar, and among the must-visit Munnar attractions. Surrounded by lush green forest and mist-covered fragrant tea plantations, the place is perfect for picnicking and sightseeing for those who want to spend a day amid nature. Besides, the Pallivasal waterfall is also a perfect spot for nature lovers and photographers due to its unspoiled scenic beauty.

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Lakkam Waterfalls

Situated between Marayoor and Munnar, Lakkam waterfalls is a picturesque waterfall in Munnar and among the must-visit places in Marayoor. Formed by Eravikulam Stream, it cascades down from a height of about 50 feet, and forms a small pond at the bottom that offers travelers an opportunity to enjoy its cold mineral-rich waters. Also, the Forest Department runs guided treks alongside the waterfalls daily and whole trek takes around an hour that attracts trekking enthusiasts as part of Munnar Tour Packages. Besides, one can also explore the Eravikulam national park which is located nearby.

Cheeyappara Waterfalls

Cheeyappara Waterfalls is one of the most magnificent waterfalls located between Adimali and Neriamangalam on Munnar – Kochi highway (NH49) and among the popular waterfalls in Munnar. Cascading down in 7 steps, it is one of the largest waterfalls in Kerala that offer spectacular views for tourists with its full glory during monsoons, but it is not possible to reach the bottom of the falls. Also, it is a great place for trekking along the rocky terrain and difficult to navigate pathways in the 2 acres of forests surrounding the area.

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Thoovanam Waterfalls

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Thoovanam is one of the stunning waterfalls in Munnar located inside the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated on Munnar – Udamalpet Road, it is one of the popular Kerala waterfalls, and among the must-visit places in Marayoor as part of Munnar Tour. Formed by Pambar River, this cascading fall is a wonderful place to enjoy nature, dip & swim in the crystal-clear water that draws huge number of tourists during monsoon. The waterfall can be reached by a 4 km trek from Alampetty Checkpost, that usually takes around 2-3 hours. Also, this trek provides a great opportunity for animal sighting since it is located inside the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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