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This winter season make sure you book a trip to Kerala. Kerala is at its green and alluring best during winter. Kerala is bestowed with breathtaking backwater to picturesque forests, from sweeping mountain vistas to stunning waterfalls; Kerala offers the best locations in India that a traveler can hope for. Nature is in abundance in this state nicknamed “God’s Own Country”, and perhaps the best example of nature’s gift to Kerala is its’ charming waterfalls that are sprinkled in every nook and corner of the state.
The luscious Kerala waterfalls are truly a feast to your eyes. These scintillating cascades are famous picnic spots and ideal excursion destinations all throughout the year. The idea of holidaying next to the tranquil landscape of waterfall and indulging in outdoor waterborne activities is enough to captivate your mind and refresh your senses. Witness the majestic waterfalls in their full might during this season.
Be prepared to behold your sight to Kerala’s most extremely beautiful waterfall that is the Athirapilly falls. This stunning waterfall nicknamed ‘The Niagara of India” is also the highest waterfall in Kerala. Listen to the music of the roaring waters; especially during the monsoon when the rains magnifies the water density, and feel a deep sense of wilderness because nowhere else would you see something as captivating as this. The water flows down from the fringes of the Sholayar forest ranges and later joins the Chalakudy River.
Best time to visit: September to January
Nearest City: Kochi (70 km) and Thrissur (47 km)
Fun to Know: Popular Bollywood movies ‘Dil Se’, ‘Guru’, and ‘Raavan’ were filmed here; scenes from “Baahubali” were also shot here.
2.Palaruvi Falls (The stream of Milk)
Palaruvi Waterfalls is a favorite picnic spot for visitors especially from all over South India. You have to trek through dense forests of Kollam to reach the waterfall and the experience is nothing short of an exciting adventure. The name of the falls is “Palaruvi” literally meaning “stream of milk” in Malayalam, owing to its misty and foamy white gushing waters. The water falls into a small pool at the bottom allowing visitors to take a bath in the medicinal water of the stream, as believed.
Opening / Closing Time: Open on all days, 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
Nearest City: Kollam just 72 km away
Best time to visit: June to January
Also called as the Sentinel Waterfalls, Soochipara Falls is one of the most attractive waterfalls located in the periphery of Wayanad district. This place is also an exciting trekking destination as visitors have to trek down for about 2 km / 30 min downwards to reach the falls pasing through rocky path and clinging trees. One of the top tourist attractions of Wayanad, this falls is truly a treat to the eyes.
Nearest City: Soochipara Waterfalls can be approached from Kalpetta at just 23 km
Best time to visit: June to October
Meenmutty is one of the tallest and the second largest waterfalls in Kerala. This spectacular fall is situated inside the forest, cascading at a height of about 300 meters down through multiple tiers. You have to take a 2 km trek through rocky terrain to reach the spot. Enjoy verdant beauty, beautiful valleys along the path. This majestic cascading beauty is a vision of true elegance and captivating beauty.
Nearest City: Meenmutty waterfall can be approached from the nearby town Kalpetta (Wayanad) just 28 km.
Best time to visit: Post Monsoons
The untainted beauty of the cascading falls makes it a must see place during your Kerala Vacation. It falls from a height of 40 meters. This place is quite a favorite among nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. Surrounded by unique flora, fauna and mountain paths, a trek around this waterfall is truly tranquil and mesmerizing.
Nearest City: Thommankuthu Waterfall can be approached from the nearby towns like Idukki which is 25 km away and Munnar at 48 km.
Best time to visit: Monsoons are beautiful. Post monsoon is preferred too.