The hills of Idukki may be the ‘rain’s own country’, when we think about the amount of rain falling there. Violent downpour morphed into streams and cascades sparkle amidst mountainsides of verdant greens. The wooded forests of the Western Ghats are hidden with cascading showers that enchant the visitors. Waterfalls are in plenty. Major ones are Attukal, Chellarkoil, Nyayamkadu, Power House, Rainbow, Thommankuthu, Thoovanam, Cheeyappara and Valara Waterfalls. For waterfall fans holidays in Idukki can be a busy affair.
A panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills, Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long treks.
The Cheeyappara Waterfalls is one of the beautiful waterfalls of evergreen Kerala and is a great eco-tourism destination of the region. It is in between Neriamangalam and Adimali along the highway linking Cochin and Madurai. The Cheeyappara Waterfalls is one of Kerala’s most magnificent waterfalls. You can see water cascading down here over seven steps. It is situated at an altitude of 1000 feet above sea level.
Chinnakanal or Power House waterfall is located 18 km away from Munnar. The origin of this beautiful waterfall, surrounded by green mountain ranges, is from the River Devikulam. The surrounding green plantations gives a classic look to the waterfalls.
The surrounding forests offer a picture perfect setting for this amazing waterfall. The place is famous for its splendid Rainbow waterfalls cascading down from a height of about 1500 meters. The area is ideal for trekking, camp sites and mountaineering .
A charming picnic spot for the tourists, Kuthumkal waterfall is 24 km away from Munnar and 6 km away from Rajakkad. Due to the high velocity of the water flow over the rock, the waterfalls always have a distinctive mist emerging effect.
A five minutes drive from the Munnar town will take you to the closest waterfall to the Munnar town, Lakkam waterfalls. Located in the Munnar-Marayoor route, the waterfall is surrounded by ‘Vaga trees’. The waterfall originates from the Eravikulam Plateau. Though the stream creates lots of cascades, most of them are inaccessible. But, due to its visual treat, this destination is one of the most preferable destinations for the tourists.
Located between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 metres. The enchanting surroundings make an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.
Deep inside the Chinnar wildlife sanctuary lays the Thoovanam waterfalls. The waterfall is created by River Pambar. You have to take a trek into the forest in order to reach the waterfalls. It is around 60 km away from the Munnar town. You can enjoy the sights of wild flora and fauna here. This trekking experience itself makes Thoovanam different from other waterfalls in Munnar. The trek starts from Alampatty Forest check post and it will around one hour to reach the waterfalls.
Located between Adimaly and Kothamangalam, Valara is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. Very beautiful down pour clear and chilly water from a peak amidst dense forest. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1000 m. Valara Falls nose-dives into forested ravine below the road. Valara waterfalls are surrounded by lush, dense forests that are home to a wide variety of small animals and birds.