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Kerala Tourism - Wild Waterfalls of Munnar
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you like Munnar waterfalls?
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.
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