#8 of 23 Places to Visit in Palakkad
Distance (From Palakkad): 30 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3-4 Hours
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 30 km from Palakkad & 77 km from Coimbatore, Meenvallam Waterfalls is a magnificent waterfall situated near Karimba town in the Palakkad district of the Kerala. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Kerala, and among the top Palakkad tourist places.
Meenvallam Waterfall is a magnificent 5 step waterfall hidden amidst the lush forests of Western Ghats. The height of the waterfall ranges from 100 - 125 feet at each level. Only two of the five steps of the falls are accessible. The waterfall passes through Kalladikode Hills and disperses into different falls near River Thuppanad. Meenvallam waterfall is the final one out of the 10 waterfalls between Palakkad and Mannarkkad. Also known as Meenvallom, this waterfall is a great attraction especially during the winter, and is definitely a sight not to be missed during Palakkad trip.
A small hydel project, with an installed capacity of 3 MW has been constructed by the Palakkad District Panchayat at Meenvallam. The waterfalls and the surrounding area are protected and maintained by Thudikkode Vana Samrakshana Samithi of Olavakkode Range in Palakkad Forest Division. The forests surrounding the waterfalls are an extension of the Silent Valley National Park. Swimming/bathing is possible at these falls.
This place is about 8 km from Thuppanad Junction on the Palakkad-Mannarkkad route. Thuppanad Junction is connected by frequent buses from Palakkad. Private vehicles can be hired from here to the falls. About 2 km trekking is required to reach the fall which includes crossing the Thuppanad River.
The best time to visit this attraction is after monsoons, in October when the weather is more manageable.
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM
Entry: Rs. 20 for Person