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Kerala Tourism - Wild Waterfalls of Munnar

Updated on September 18, 2017
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Radhika is highly passionate of traveling and keen in observing things for penning them into a travel article.

Magnificent Munnar is characterized by cascading waterfalls amidst dense verdant hills. These white patches of waterfalls here and there seem to be the appliqué work made to elevate its enchanting aura. During monsoon (June to September), they would be in their sublime glory with a high volume of water rushing from hilltops. To enjoy the exuding charm of nature, Munnar can be the right place for you with its rich diverse waterfalls views.

Nyamakkad waterfalls
Nyamakkad waterfalls | Source
Pallivasal falls
Pallivasal falls | Source

1. Nyamakadu waterfall

On the way to Rajamala at about 10km from Munnar, Nyamakadu becomes visible where a gorgeous cascade winding over the rocky hills sparkles. Falling from a height of about 1600m, this wild grandeur mesmerizes the eyes with its silver waters. Trekking up the mountain where this stream meanders in the dense jungles of Munnar would dispense the nature explorer with what he craves for. The mist coming from the waterfalls hides the pool underneath it.

2. Pallivasal waterfall

This scenic beauty situated near Devikulam is about 8km from Munnar. Pallivasal waterfall gives several spectacular views for the nature hunters. If one of the views is a long narrow steep flow through the mountains, other is through the gigantic rocks where there is immense shower of waters. The Sita Devi Lake nearby and this waterfall together are major picnic spots where nature is in its glamour.

Attukal waterfalls, Munnar

3. Attukal waterfall

This glossy waterfall outpouring from the steep rocks is situated at a distance of about 9km from Munnar on the way to Pallivasal. Trekking through green woods take you to this wild beauty surrounded by rocks and green hills. The bridge crossing this waterfall gives different views of water flow at different angles.

Lakkom waterfalls
Lakkom waterfalls | Source

4. Lakkom waterfall

This small waterfall gushing from a lesser height is a part of Eravikulam stream, a tributary of Pampar River. At about 30 kms from Munnar on the way to Udumalpet, this water shower is an ideal spot for bathing under the pool or for twiddling the toes in crystal clear waters.

Powerhouse waterfalls
Powerhouse waterfalls | Source

5. Chinnakanal waterfall or Powerhouse waterfall

At a distance of about 18km from Munnar, this milky waterfall roars in the Chinnakanal Village. This downpour, commonly called as Powerhouse Waterfall crossing the lustrous hill ranges adds one another foamy shower to the cascades of Munnar. It is said to be originated from the scenic hill station, Devikulam, situated nearby.

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6.Kuthumkal waterfall

Another one in the list of waterfalls in Munnar is Kuthumkal Waterfalls. It casts a spell of foggy atmosphere because of the speed with which water hits the rocks. Situated at a distance of 24km from Munnar near Rajakkad, this untamed mountain stream passes a long way over gigantic rocks and pebbles. It offers delightful trekking scope for adventurers through the verdant hills of Munnar.

Beyond 30km from Munnar, you may come across some more glittering waterfalls from scaling heights. Watching this wild beauty brings enormous ecstasy for the sightseers as the wide stream of milky waters tumbling out of rocky cliffs amidst evergreen forests is a haven of wholesome retreat.

Lakkom waterfall

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A markerMunnar -
Munnar, Kerala, India
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B markerPallivasal -
Pallivasal, Kerala 685565, India
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C markerChinnakanal -
Chinnakanal, Kerala, India
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D markerKuthumkal -
Kuthumkal, Kerala, India
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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      I've seen these waterfalls personally; what fascinated me was their virginity inside green woods that are less explored.

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      georgescifo 4 years ago from India

      The waterfalls near Munnar are generally small in size but are very well known for their amazing beauty.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks prasadjain sir for the nice comment. Munnar is a clean and beautiful place.

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 4 years ago from Tumkur

      A beautiful hub. I have toured kerala 3-4 times and have seen some of these. Really, thses places are goo.And, they are maintained cleanly.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks wilderness for the visit and for reading this hub. Wishing you get a chance to visit this place soon.

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      Dan Harmon 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      I love waterfalls, and you've got some beautiful photos of them here. I can only wish that I could visit and see them for myself one day. You never know....

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Hi rumanasaiyed,

      Glad to hear that you've started a liking to visit Kerala. Thanks for the votes and share! Welcome to Kerala and spend sometime in its tranquility.

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      I have heard that Kerala is a good place for sightseeing, but never visited it. But all your hubs on Kerala tourism were very descriptive and I am now having a wish to visit it.

      Voted up Beautiful and Shared!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks MarieAlana1!!

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      These waterfalls are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Hi Ruby,

      Thank you so much for commenting. Yes, Kerala is endowed with a lot of nature's crafts, especially waterfalls and backwaters.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love waterfalls. You are so blessed to have many beautiful ones in your country. The water rushing in the video was tranquility at it's highest. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful homeland....

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks srsddn, for the comment. Munnar's peak season is usually from December to March when winter holds its clutch. Monsoon season is not suitable for those who go for trekking up the mountains.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks phildazz for reading and for commenting. I'm very much impressed by such a beautiful comment.

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      srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      Munnar seems to be a unique destination with so many waterfalls around. The monsoon season might be attracting so many tourists here. Thanks for introducing such a unique place. Thumbed up.

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      Allan Philip 4 years ago from Toronto

      What is beautiful Hub! Thank you for your thoughtfulness. The videos have a calming effect just like the rest of the Hub. Cheers