At a distance of 8 km from Marayoor, and 45 km from Munnar, Thoovanam waterfall is a stunning waterfall located inside Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Marayoor. It is one of the popular Kerala Waterfalls, and among the must-visit Marayoor tourist attractions.
Situated on Munnar - Udamalpet Road, Thoovanam waterfall is formed by the Pambar River. It is one of the most prominent waterfalls near Kochi, and among the popular trekking routes in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. This cascading fall is a wonderful place to enjoy nature, dip & swim in the crystal clear water of the Pambar River. Since it is located inside the Cinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, the trek to the falls also provides a great opportunity for animal sighting during your Marayoor trip.
The waterfall has to be reached by a 4 km trek from Alampetty Checkpost, which is situated on Munnar - Udalampet highway. The Thoovanam waterfalls trip is a guided trek (forest guides must be accompanied) and usually takes 2-3 hours from the check post. This is a moderate-level trek through dense forest amidst a serene environment. The sight of Thoovanam waterfalls from a distance itself takes away all the fatigue of the long trek.
Accommodation is available inside the sanctuary in the Forest guesthouse, Treetop houses, and log houses. Accommodation can be booked in advance (The Wildlife Warden, Munnar, Ph: 04865-231587) or from the forest office at the sanctuary entrance. A dormitory is also available.
Timings: 8 AM - 2 PM (in between 3 hours)
Guided Trekking Fee: Rs. 200 for Indians & Rs. 300 for Foreigners